The government will soon launch a facility under which a PAN card will be issued within 48 hours of applying.
“An online facility for issuance of PAN is on the anvil under which an applicant can get a PAN card within 48 hours,” a senior official said.
Besides, special camps will be organised throughout the country, including rural areas, to help people get PAN cards.
PAN (Permanent Account Number) is a 10-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card by the Income Tax Department.
Recently, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the top policy-making body of the Income Tax (I-T) Department, had issued a notification making the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) and Aadhaar valid proofs of “date of birth” for obtaining a PAN card.