The PAN Card is gradually replacing other Id documents in proof of your identity such as the ration card, driving license, voter ID etc. and serves as a unique identity proof to enable you to make your transactions in various fields.
When do you require the PAN Card
- Registration of land ,building, vehicles in your name
- Opening a bank account
- Opening a fixed deposit account with the bank
- Taking a DD from a bank valued more than $500
- Buying or selling and demat account for shares and debentures of companies.
- Filing the income tax returns
- To get the telephone and mobile phone connection
Due to the wide usage the PAN card is extending, it would put you in a difficult situation, if you happen to lose the PAN card. But it is not a difficult task for you to access a duplicate PAN card provided you adhere to certain procedure in order to get a duplicate PAN card.
What should you do when you lose your PAN card
The first action you must take if your PAN card is lost is to register a complaint with the local police satiation and get a copy of the FIR in proof of your lost PAN card. This is very essential because, the FIR will have to be produced when you apply for a duplicate PAN card. The procedure to get a duplicate PAN card is very simple if you present the application with the required documents.
How to apply for a duplicate PAN card
- Inform your local police station and get a copy of the FIR regarding the lost PAN card
- Fill up the change request or correction form which is available with the UTI Technology Service Limited (UTITSL) or from the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) branches or you can even down load the form from the website of UTITSL or NSDL.
You need to fill up the correction form giving your name, date of birth and father’s name and the lost PAN card number.
In case you don’t remember the lost PAN card number, you can retrieve the same from the website of the Income Tax Department http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/knownpan/jps. You need to affix a stamp size photo in the form and submit to the PAN application centre of UTITSL or NSDL and you will get your PAN card within 15 days.
FAQ on lost PAN card
Q- How can I get the address of PAN application centres to submit the correction form?
A-You can get the addresses of the PAN application centers of the UTITSL and NSDL nearest to your area from the website of the Income Tax Department. The website of the IT Department is www.incometaxindia.gov.in .
Q- What is the procedure to get correction of name in the PAN card?
A-You can apply for any change or correction in your name in the already issued PAN card in the prescribed form (Form 49 A) and submit the filled in application form to your nearest UTITSL or NSDL centre. After obtaining clearance from the Income Tax Department, the UTITSL or the NSDL as the case may be will print the PAN Card and deliver it to the applicant.
Q- What, if I am unable to trace my old PAN number from the website for reissue of PAN card?
A-You can personally visit the Income Tax Department or contact the Aaykar Sampark Kendra (ASK) in your city. They should be having the details of all the PAN cards issued by the Department.
Q- How can I check the status of my PAN application for duplicate PAN card?
A-You can contact the Aykar Sampark Kendra of the Income Tax Department in your city and make enquiry on the status of your application or get the status of your application through the Department’s website www.incometaxindia.gov.in