In India PAN Card is becoming an important document day by day. It is a compulsory document / I D Proof for many purpose but it is an incomplete document as it does not bear the address of the PAN Card holder. Now the question arises is why address of the PAN Card holder not printed on the PAN Card?
Recently it was published that PAN Cards printed from 01.01.2017 shall be of new design and details of PAN Card holder shall be printed on PAN Card in both English and Hindi. This is good news but there are certain matters which are not being considered by the Indian Government.
Through this write up we request the Govt. to consider the following points so as to make PAN Card a good and complete document / I D Proof-
Correct Hindi Translation: Indian Government should ponder that English words can be written in more than 1 way in Hindi. In this case how will the correct word be selected? Such thousands of mistakes are noticed in Aadhaar. For example, my surname is written in English as ‘Moondra’ and in Hindi it is written as ‘मूंदड़ा’ but when automatically translated by software it is written as ‘मूंदरा’ or ‘मुंद्रा‘, which is incorrect. So PAN Card holder should be requested for the correct translation in Hindi for his / her name so that his / her name is correctly printed in Hindi. If this step is not taken then new mistakes in Hindi will emerge resulting into excessive work load of correcting the PAN Card.
Address on PAN Card: Another important suggestion for PAN Card is to print Address on the back side of the PAN Card. There is sufficient space on the back side of PAN Card so as to fit the address of the holder. This suggestion will make PAN Card a complete document / I D Proof / Card. Presently PAN Card is accepted only as I D Proof and not as Address Proof. After putting this suggestion into action PAN Card will be an all-rounder document / Proof.
Free PAN Card: Like Aadhaar Card, PAN Card should also be issued for free. At least no charge should be charged for issue of the 1st new PAN Card.
Know Pancard Status : Every applicant for New Pancard or Correction / Reprint / Reissue of pancard is issued a 15 (Fifteen) digit numbered acknowledgement / Receipt. Number so allotted is known as ‘Acknowledgement No.’ in case of NSDL and ‘Coupon No.’ in case of UTI. Such each applicant can/should verify online status of his/her application. This updating status facility is made available by NSDL and UTI. There is no role of TIN-FCs and private service providers.
Steps to verify pancard status are being disclosed here under in very easy way. Steps for both NSDL as well as UTI have been explained here under for the guidance and follow-up of the pancard applicants.
Steps In Case Of NSDL
Select Application Type
‘PAN-New / Change Request’
How to verify PAN Application status without coupon No. : Some times, it happens that applicant does not possess his Coupon No. issued by TIN-FC of UTI or by UTI itself and it happens in following circumstances :-
1. You have applied pan card online directly to UTI but could not get Coupon No. due to any reason. (यदि आपने यु.टी.आई. को सीधा ऑनलाइन अप्लाई किया लेकिन आपको कूपन नंबर नहीं मिला है.)
2. You have applied pan card offlineor online through private service providers but could not get Coupon No. due to any reason. (यदि आपने ऑफलाइन या प्राइवेट सेवा प्रदाता के मार्फ़त यु.टी.आई. को अप्लाई किया लेकिन आपको कूपन नंबर नहीं मिला है.)
3. You have lost or forgotten your Coupon No. (यदि आपका कूपन नंबर कही खो गया है या आप कूपन नंबर भूल गए है.)
In these cicumstances, you can not verify / know the status of your application (made through UTI) through any source / website as UTI has not provided such facility.
However, applicant can verify his PAN No. through www.verifypan.in (by chance, PAN has been allotted to him) by applying his Complete Name, Date Of Birth and Father’s name (Verify by Name).
PAN Application Status Without Acknowledgement No. : Some times, it happens that applicant does not possess his acknowledgement No. issued by TIN-FC of NSDL or by NSDL itself and it happens in following circumstances :-
1. You have applied online directly to NSDL but could not get order No. or acknowledgement No. due to any reason.
2. You have applied offline or online through private service providers but could not get Acknowledgement No. due to any reason.
3. You have lost or forgotten your Acknowledgement No.
But still, you can verify / know the status of your pan application (made through NSDL) through www.statuspan.inwith the following data / information in your hand :-
A. Complete Name Of Applicant (First Name, Middle Name and Last Name as applicable) ,
B. Date Of Birth.
And thus, you can verify status of your application even in absence of acknowledgement No. issued by NSDL. Apart from this, applicant can also verify his PAN No. through www.verifypan.in (by chance, PAN has been allotted to him) by applying his Complete Name, Date Of Birth and Father’s name (Verify by Name).
PANCARD FOR PROPRIETORSHIP CONCERN मालिकी फर्म के लिए अलग से पेनकार्ड संभव नहीं : We receive manyapplications for new PANCARDFOR PROPRIETORSHIP / proprietorship firms / proprietorship concerns but proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern has no independent status as per provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961 and therefore, no pan cardcan be applied / prepared / obtained for a proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern independently.
For all practical purposes, the PAN Number of the proprietor of that proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern will also be the PAN of that proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern .
Many educated people and even some bankers also ask / demand sometimes for PAN / Pancard of proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern which is total wrong and impossible. No doubt, partnership Firm, Company, HUF, Association has separate PAN but for income-tax purpose, proprietor and his proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern is only one person.
Even an individual, a partnership Firm and a company can have it’s more than one proprietorship / proprietorship firm / proprietorship concern but PAN remains always only ‘ONE’ that too in the name of proprietor and in the name individual who is proprietor of the proprietorship concern.