Decision to change the procedure for PAN allotment put on hold till further orders: CBDT

As earlier reported that CBDT has changed pan application procedure and issued a circular no. 11 dated 16.01.2014. In given circular CBDT directed TIN-FC to verify identity proof, Residential proof and DOB proof of PAN applicant from original documents. Now the decision has been reviewed and put on hold till further orders. CBDT has released a press release in this regard.

The press release is as follows:


Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

Dated 30th January, 2013 

Press Release  

The CBDT has decided to keep in abeyance the decision to change the procedure for PAN allotment till further orders. Accordingly the operation of circular No. 11 dated 16.01.2014 issued to PAN service providers has been directed to be put on hold till further orders. In the meantime the old procedure of PAN application and allotment shall continue. 

(Rekha Shukla)
Commissioner of Income Tax (M&TP)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT


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