CBDT Press Release on change in procedure for PAN allotment.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Dated 24th January, 2013
The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change w.e.f. 03.02.2014. From this date on-wards, every PAN applicant has to submit self-attested copies of Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Date of Birth (DOB) documents and also produce original documents of such POI/POA/DOB documents, for verification at the counter of PAN Facilitation Centers. The copies of Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Date of Birth (DOB) documents attached with PAN application form, will be verified vis a vis their original documents at the time of submission of PAN application at PAN Facilitation Centre. Original documents shall not be retained by the PAN Facilitation Centres and will be returned back to the applicant after verification.
Commissioner of Income Tax (M&TP)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT