A number of such complaints have come up recently, and this is an alarming situation for the IT department of India. So, the Indian government has come up with a number of ways that can stop people from forging pan cards. A number of steps have been decided recently so that people cannot obtain multiple pan cards.
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Problems caused due to fake pan card
No doubt a number of problems are arising due to such fake pan cards. The PAN card number is an authentic identification number through which the taxpayers can be tracked. The IT department can track the properties held and the amount of tax to be paid by an individual.
But when an individual is creating multiple pan cards, it becomes difficult for the IT department to track such details of an individual. Also, an individual can perform a number of forgeries in banks and financial transactions using such multiple or fake pan card. So, it becomes extremely necessary to stop this act.
Steps taken to stop fake pan card
Recently it has been announced that the amount for the PAN card application has been increased to Rs. 105. Also, there will be some taxes included that will increase the amount even more than Rs. 105. Also, a number of other methods of verification have been issued that will be now implemented before granting the application of PAN card.
Now an individual applying for a PAN card have to submit documents like the copy for the date of birth, identity proof address proof with self-attestation along with the application form. Next during the scrutiny, the original documents of these photocopies will be asked for. After the scrutiny, the original documents will be returned to the owner in 1-day time.
Also, the technology system at the IT department has been improved so that tracking of the PAN number can be improved to catch hold of the fake pan card.
The PAN card features a 10 digit alphanumerical number that earlier had the address details in it. But now as per the new rule, this number will have the date of birth and the name of the applicant.
Hopefully, all these measures taken are strict enough to restrain individuals from obtaining a multiple of fake pan cards. The IT department of India is still working to tighten the authentication process for PAN card application even more so that no such leak hole is left out for any kind of forgery or misuse.