Physical and e-PAN by Income Tax Department : Notification

By | January 3, 2019
(Last Updated On: January 3, 2019)

Procedure Formats and Standards for issue of Physical and e-PAN by Income Tax Department or Authorised PAN Service providers

CBDT Notification No. 7/2018 Dated 27th December 2018

In pursuance of the amended Sub-rule (6) to rule 114 of Income Tax Rules, 1962 notified vide- notification G. S. R. No. 1128( E) dated 19.11.2018 the Principal Director General of Income Tax (Systems) has laid down the following procedure. formats and standards for issue of Permanent Account Number (PAN):

S. No.Issuing Authority/AgencyProcedure for issue of PANformats and standards
1Director of Income Tax (Systems) or respective Commissioner of Income Tax (Computer Operations)Physical Mode Black and white and laminated PAN  
Authorised PAN Service providers (i.e. NSDL / UTITSL)Physical Mode  Coloured, laminated and credit card sized PAN with one or more security feature of only hologram and QR code /enhanced QR code (having demographic  as well as biometric information)
 Electronic mode (epan)

PAN issued electronically in PDF format with enhanced QR code (having demographic  as well as biometric information) and digitally signed (Class 2 or Class 3) by issuing agency as per information technology Act 2000 which provides for legal recogniation of electronic records with digital signatures

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