A PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is the unique identification number given by the Income Tax Department to all the tax payers in India.

A PAN card has simplified the taxation system by providing sufficient information and transparency in the financial transactions.

A PAN card is a mandatory document for all the people who want to be a part of the booming Indian economy, thus putting special emphasis on the application for PAN.

There are two service providers:

  • National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL)
  • UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL)

These two bodies provide tax related services on behalf of the Indian Income Tax Department. You can apply for PAN card with any of these institutions. Both take the same processing time for PAN application.

Three Modes to Track the Status of Your PAN Application

These are the three modes through which you can track your PAN application:

1.SMS Facility

You, as an applicant can track your application status by using your phone, by using the specialized SMS service. You can do this by simply SMSing NSDLPAN followed by your 15 digit acknowledgment number to 57575.

You will then receive an SMS indicating your current application status.

2.Telephone Call

You can call the TIN call center to receive an update regarding the current application status.

To reach out to the call center, you have to dial 020-27218080 from your phone, and will be required to provide your application acknowledgement number.

3.Online tracking

You can even choose to track your application status online. It is the most popular and fastest mode of tracking your application status.

⦁ Through the official website of PAN, TIN-NSDL and you have to navigate to the PAN section of the website. Once on this page, they have an option to check the status of the application.

⦁ You will then be required to choose the application type (New PAN/updated information) and provide a few details such as 15 digit acknowledgement number, your full name and date of birth.

⦁ On successfully providing all the details, you will be directed to the page showing the current status of your PAN application.

Let us now elaborate the methodology of tracking your PAN online. As already known NSDL and UTI both provide PAN related services, so both have their online tracking portal also.

Track your UTI PAN Application Status Online

In order to track your PAN card application status, you must have your application number. To track your PAN Card status, you can follow the steps below:

⦁ Access the UTIITSL’s PAN Online Portal
⦁ Visit Official UTI Pan Card Page
⦁ Select “Track PAN Card Application Status”
⦁ Select “Click here to check status online”
⦁ Enter your PAN Card Application number
⦁ Click on submit to find your current application status

Track your NSDL PAN Application Status Online

On the NSDL website also you can track your application status by the following steps:

⦁ Click on “Track your PAN/TAN Application Status” under PAN cards, to track your PAN Card application.
⦁ Visit Official NSDL Pan Card Page
⦁ Select your application type
⦁ Enter your acknowledgment number
⦁ Enter your name and date of birth
⦁ Click on submit to view your status

So, now with full awareness about the tracking procedure, you can know the current status of your PAN card application accurately.

With the increase in digitalization and government initiative to make the procedure more transparent, the tracking process has become faster and simpler.

So, be aware, smart and start keeping a track of your PAN application status.

Happy Investing!

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