Are you unable to link Aadhaar with PAN due to mismatch of the name? Here is the solution

Recently income tax department has introduced electronic verification of income tax return. Income tax return can be verified now by generating an Electronic Verification Code or EVC. If you verify your return via EVC, you are no longer required to send signed physical copy of ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore.
At present, if you have total income is more than Rs. 5.00 Lakh or claiming refund, there are three methods of generating EVC
• EVC through Aadhaar OTP
• EVC through net banking
• EVC through ATM

EVC through Aadhaar will require you to link Aadhaar number with PAN. We have been receiving many queries from our clients that they are not able to link Aadhaar with PAN due to mismatch of the name. However before linking you must read article “IT dept plans to map all taxpayer“.
You will not be able to link Aadhaar Card with PAN if the following data of Aadhaar don’t match with PAN data.
• Name including spelling
• Date of Birth
• Gender
If there is a mismatch of name, Date of Birth or gender, first you need to amend either PAN or Aadhaar data before linking with PAN.

PAN Correction:
If you need to change information in your PAN card, you have to apply for change or correction in PAN data. You can submit PAN correction Form 49A along with proof of identity and proof of address.

Aadhaar Correction:
If you have done any mistake in address at the time of filling Aadhaar enrollment application form or you have recently migrated to a new address or there is a mismatch of name, Date of Birth or gender, you can get them changed very easily.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has provided online portal facility to allow people to change incorrect details that are printed on their aadhaar card.
You have two options through which you can change your details. Online method and Offline method. You can update your details through the aadhaar website in online method by following a couple of steps. Other than the online method, you can also use offline method, in which you can use send your corrected details to the UIDAI enrolment centres using the postal service.

Procedure to change Aadhaar Data through Online Method:
Any resident with mobile number can update their profile using UIDAI portal. Mobile Number is mandatory to receive password for login.
Step 1: Visit Aadhaar self service update portal by clicking this link https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update

Step 1: If you have registered mobile number with Aadhaar (provided at the time of enrolment or updated subsequently), enter your Aadhaar Number to get an OTP (One Time Pin) at that mobile.
(If you have not registered your mobile with Aadhaar or you have lost/do not possess anymore, you will have to either visit nearest Update Centre or send your Update request through Post.)

Step 2: Enter OTP and captcha to login to the Update Portal

Step 3: Select the fields you want to be updated /corrected. You can select more than one field also and fill the fields with current details in English as well as your Local Language.

Step 4: Depending on the field to be updated, attach original scanned (with color scanner) copies of supporting documents as per the Valid Documents List. Refer Link for valid documents.
• Name Correction / Update: provide supporting documents having name and photo
• Date of Birth Correction: provide supporting documents having date of birth
• Address Corrections/Change: provide supporting documents having name and address
• Mobile and Gender Change: No documents required to be submitted for Mobile and Gender correction.

Review the data entered for correctness and completeness in English as well as local language. Note that Date of Birth will not appear in local language. Also any numeric figures will not be transliterated in local language.
You do not have to submit all the proof documents. You have to submit only the document/s which is/are required to support the Change/ Correction. For eg. You need not attach an Address proof if you change your Date of Birth or your Name.
Step 5: Submit the request. Note down your Update Request Number (URN) carefully for future reference and tracking. You can also download /Print your Update Request copy.

If you want to track your aadhaar card updation status, you can click here and see the results using your Update Request Number https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/check-status
Aadhaar letter with updates will be delivered at the given address only in case of Update/Correction in Name, Address, Date of Birth and Gender. For Update of Mobile number, the notification will be sent on the given mobile number

Procedure to change Aadhaar Data through Offline Method:
Step 1: First of all download the Aadhaar Update/Correction Form from the link http://uidai.gov.in/images/application_form_11102012.pdf
Step 2: Fill the Update request form in capital letters and mention the Mobile number correctly. Mobile number is mandatory for sending an update request by post
Step 3: Depending upon the field to be updated, send self-signed (self attested) supporting documents as per the valid documents List attached in Annexure I.
• Name Correction / Update: provide one of the Proof of Identity (PoI) having name and photo
• Date of Birth Correction: provide one of the supporting documents having date of birth
• Address Corrections/Change: provide one of the supporting documents having name and address
• Mobile and Gender Change: No documents required to be submitted for Mobile and Gender correction.
In case a child is below five years, parent/guardian can sign the copies of documents. In all other cases, the resident must sign the copies of documents themselves
On each document do mention your 12 digit aadhaar number that is issued to you by UIDAI.
Step 4: Mark the envelope as “Aadhaar Update/Correction” on top. Seal the envelope properly and send the Aadhaar Correction form along with the supporting documents to one of the addresses given below

Address I :
UIDAI
Post Box No. 10,
Chhindwara,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001,
India

Address II:
UIDAI
Post Box No. 99,
Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500034,
India

Conclusion: Linking PAN with Aadhaar is not mandatory though as soon as logging into e-filing portal it asks you to link PAN with Aadhaar No. However If you wish to link Aadhaar with PAN, you can do so after matching name, date of birth and gender. However before linking you must read this article “IT dept plans to map all taxpayer”. Instead of e-verifying your return by generating EVC through Aadhaar OTP, you can always have option to EVC through net banking and verify your return. It is very easy.
Even if you don’t plan to link PAN with Aadhaar, it is advisable to make Correction/ updation of PAN & Aadhaar to match data of both.
Source : Simplifiedlaws

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