Have you linked your PAN card to Aadhaar? Twitter user reveals hilarious 'new' way

    A Twitter user has shared a 'new' way to link PAN card with Aadhaar card.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 19 2022, 15:36 IST
    This new way of linking a PAN card to Aadhaar Card is simply stunning.
    This new way of linking a PAN card to Aadhaar Card is simply stunning. (Twitter)
    This new way of linking a PAN card to Aadhaar Card is simply stunning.
    This new way of linking a PAN card to Aadhaar Card is simply stunning. (Twitter)

    Have you linked your PAN card with the Aadhaar card number? If not, then you'll be required to pay Rs. 500 to do so. However, simply as joke, Twitter user has shared a new way to do so and that too without paying a single penny. The viral post shows a hilarious 'new' way where the user kept his Aadhaar in an actual frying pan and stuck it with adhesive tape. Sharing the picture, the user, Atharva Gupte, tweeted, “Finally linked Aadhar to my PAN.” The post has sparked a meme fest on Twitter as netizens couldn't stop themselves from commenting on the post.

    But on a serious note, if you have not linked your PAN card to an Aadhaar card yet, you will miss out on several benefits. You won't be able to invest in mutual funds, stocks, open a bank account, etc. where furnishing a PAN card is a must.

    Here are simple ways to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card from the comfort of your home

    Know how you can link your PAN card with Aadhaar card

    There are two ways to link your PAN card and Aadhaar card- either through the Income Tax e-filing website or by sending an SMS to 567678 or 56161. Here's a step by step process:

    Linking PAN with Aadhaar online ( Through the e-filing Website)

    Step 1: Visit the Income Tax official portal and click on the designated tab

    Step 2: On the next page, provide the PAN, Aadhaar number, name as mentioned in the Aadhaar card, and other details

    Step 3: Enter the Captcha code. Visually challenged applicants can request for an OTP instead of the captcha code. The OTP is sent on the registered mobile number.

    Step 5: Next, click on the 'Link Aadhaar' button and complete the process.

    How to link PAN with Aadhaar through SMS

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    10 Minutes
    Smartphone
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1:

    Open the SMS on your phone and type UIDPAN<12-digit Aadhaar><10-digit PAN> on your mobile. 

    Step 2:

    Send the message to 567678 or 56161. 

    Once done, your Aadhaar Card will be linked with your PAN number.

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    First Published Date: 19 Aug, 15:33 IST
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