All TEN-FCs & PAN Centres are hereby informed that the Income Tax Department (ETD) has prescribed certain changes in the existing design of the PAN Card. Accordingly, with effect from January 1, 2017, PAN cards are being printed as per the new design specifications approved by ITD.
(i) Quick Response (QR) code having details of the PAN applicant is printed on PAN card for enabling verification of the PAN Card;
(ii) Legends have been incorporated for particulars Name, father’s, and date of birth fields. Position of PAN & signature has been changed.
(iii) Position of PAN & signature has been changed.
All TIN-FCs and PAN Centres are advised to take note of the above and advise applicants in the events of queries received from the applicants.
For and on behalf of
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure limited
Digitally signed by PRASAD MANTU
Date: 2017.01.10 16:02 :46. IST
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
Circular No.: NSDL/TIN/12017/001
January 10, 2017