An individual’s signature could easily be copied, while a photograph could also be conveniently damaged, so new and also innovative ways are being developed by the federal government to reduce fraudulences. The government has chosen to release Biometric PAN Card to extract scams and also counterfeits.
Through Biometrics, details components of the body are mapped to create a unique trademark for each person. This was previously made use of in finger-printing, but today it has actually enfolded hand printing, dimensions of the hand iris and retinal scans, etc
. Following a recent CAG record submitted to the Income tax obligation department, they were suggested to make certain no solitary income-tax payer is released multiple cards. It was then that the financing ministry took the decision of providing biometric PAN cards.
This new biometric card will birth not one but 2 finger prints of each hand and also the mapping of the face of the Income-Tax assessed.
Inning accordance with a senior official of the IT division, it is not obligatory to have a biometric card. For all those that currently have a one, they might or may not have a biometric PAN card. It is completely at the person’s discernment.
This proposition had actually been stalled by the Income Tax Department as well as the money ministry to stay clear of duplication with the Unique Identity numbers to be provided by the Unique Identity Authority of India UIDAI. Today inning accordance with the version of top sources from the financing ministry, the biometric project is on once more. The step will certainly be essential when it concerns stopping the abuse of this crucial identity document.
In 2006, it was the then Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram, that had recommended the biometric PAN card, after numerous frauds concerning duplicate ones were revealed by authorities and IT raids.
According to the CAG record presented in the Parliament for the year 2010-11 lately, it was located that till March 2010, 958 lace PAN cards were provided yet only 340.9 lace Income Tax returns were submitted in that fiscal year which indicates a gap of 617.1 lace in between the number of returns submitted as well as the pan card status check.
Inning accordance with CAG, this inconsistency has to have been because of numerous PAN cards having actually been released, or due to unreported fatalities of some of the PAN card holders. It also stated that, The I-T department should implemented suitable controls to extract the duplicate ones as well as update the placement in regard of departed assesses.