fake pan: How to identify a fake PAN card


The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number provided by the Income Tax Service. The tax service provides the PAN in plasticized form.

An individual’s PAN serves as the “person” identifier for the tax department. Tax Payments, TDS / TCS Credits, Income / Wealth / Gift / FBT Returns, Defined Transactions, Correspondence, etc. are some examples of transactions that can be tracked using its PAN.

It is important to note that each person should only have one PAN card, and obtaining or owning more than one PAN card is illegal and may result in a fine of up to Rs 10,000, according to tax laws. This also applies to those who have a fake PAN.

What is the Enhanced QR Code Reader for PAN Card?

The Enhanced QR Code Reader for PAN Card is an application created under the leadership of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure (NSDL eGov) to read information from a PAN card using the new QR code capability.

New PAN cards issued are accompanied by a QR code on the front.

According to NSDL, the app reads the enhanced QR code printed on the PAN card. The same is used to check the information on the PAN board.

How it works?

You don’t need to create an account in the app to use it. The software uses the phone’s camera to read the QR code and display the information it contains, which it compares to the information of the PAN card holder. Once the QR code has been read by the application, you must agree not to disclose or abuse the information received.

“You refrain from taking screenshots and retaining information stored in your phone or other communication devices. You represent and warrant that:

you will not engage in any wrongdoing

you will not reverse engineer the application

you will not abuse or abuse the services, ”according to the NSDL website.

How do I scan using the app?

Download the Enhanced PAN QR Code Reader app from the Playstore


Make sure it is developed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited.

Once you’ve downloaded and opened, a green graphic similar to a plus will appear in the camera viewfinder. To scan a PAN card, point your camera at it. Make sure the plus-shaped graphic on the PAN card is in the center of the QR code.

Once the scan is complete, the database information will be provided to you and you will compare it to verify that the PAN details in your hand match the PAN details in the database.


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