32.71 crore pan-cards have been added from Aadhaar, 18 crore still remaining

32.71 crore pan-cards have been added from Aadhaar, 18 crore still remaining

New Delhi. The government on Wednesday said that 32.71 crore permanent account numbers ( PANs ) have been added so far from the biometric identity card . "More than 32.71 crore PANs have been added to Aadhaar," My Village India wrote on Twitter. The government has already extended the date of linking Aadhaar to PAN on March 31, 2021. According to the tweet, till June 29, 50.95 crore PANs have been allocated. The Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ) issues a 12-digit Aadhaar while the Income Tax Department issues a 10-digit PAN (including English and numerals) to any individual or entity. 

According to the Income Tax Department , if PAN is not linked to Aadhaar within the stipulated period, it will become inactive. In a separate tweet, My Village India has given information about the income distribution of those filing income tax returns through a graph. Accordingly, 57 percent of the units filing income tax returns are those whose income is less than Rs 2.5 lakh. According to the data, 18 percent of the people who fill their income are Rs 2.5 to 5 lakh, 17 percent have income of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh and seven percent have income of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. Only one percent of those who file income tax returns show their income above Rs 50 lakh.