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Applying for PAN card online is an easy process, however few things should be kept in mind while doing so. Wikimedia Commons

A PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card is one of the most important identity documents today in India. It is a ten-digit alphanumeric identification number given to all taxpayers by the Income Tax Department of India.

PAN is of special significance in all matters related to banking and taxes. Your PAN will be required if you want to open a bank account, apply for a loan, apply for passport, pay your taxes, buy a car and so on.

In recent times, the importance of PAN has only increased after the government has made it compulsory to link the PAN with bank accounts and to quote the PAN for any transaction exceeding Rs. 25,000.

Applying for a PAN card used to be a tedious task, but now it is considerably easy. It is an easy online process which can be completed from home itself. However, there are few things one needs to know before applying for the PAN card online:

You can apply for PAN card online, however, only partially.

You can apply for PAN online, but the process in itself is not completely online. This is because once all the online formalities and payments are done, you will still have to send an acknowledgment receipt to National Securities Depository Ltd.(NSDL) or UTI Investor Services Ltd. (UTIISL) office by post. The printed acknowledgment receipt should have your photograph and signature.

NSDL has authority to issue PAN cards.

The Payment Method

Once the documents are uploaded and form is completed, you will have to make the payment of Rs 115.90 excluding additional bank charges, if any; the amount is Rs.1020/- for dispatch outside India (The amounts are subject to change).You can pay using your debit or credit cards, Net banking or demand draft .

Fill your surname first.

While filling your application, make sure that you fill your surname before your first name. In the PAN Card, your name will appear in the sequence of ‘First name Surname’ only, however. This is one mistake people often make.

Do not use any prefixes while filling names out.

Do not use any prefixes such as Dr., Col., Major, etc. in the ‘Name’, ‘Father’s name’ and ‘Name to be printed on card’ fields of the form. Also, no abbreviations or initials should be used.

PAN application should be made only on Form 49A.

A PAN application should only be made on Form 49A. It can be downloaded from the website of Income Tax department or UTIISL or NSDL. You can also get a print of it by a local printer or get it photocopied on A4 size, 70 GSM paper.

Father’s name is compulsory.

Father’s name is compulsorily required to be filled in the PAN application. Female applicants, irrespective of marital status, should only fill their father’s name in the PAN application.

Aadhar Authentication is important for the completion of the Process.

Once the other processes and payments have been done, you will be required to undergo the Aadhar authentication process. An OTP will be sent to the mobile/email linked to your Aadhar.

What if your Aadhar Authentication failed?

In case your Aadhar authentication process is not successful or your mobile number is not linked to Aadhar, complete the full process anyway. In addition to the acknowledgement slip, you will just have to also send a photocopy of the documents uploaded by you.

Points to remember while sending the acknowledgement receipt.

You should super-scribe the envelope with ‘APPLICATION FOR PAN -N-15 DIGIT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER.’ You can send this envelope via post or courier. Make sure that it should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.

Tracking the status of PAN Application

You can use your 15-digit acknowledgement number for tracking the status of your application. You can check the TIN website or SMS ‘NSDLPAN (15 digit ack. no.)’ to 57575. You can also and an e-mail at or call at (020) – 2721-8080, for any PAN related inquiries.


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics

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Photo of Indian cricket team on the ground

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.

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