State Bank of India (SBI) customers need to do this by month-end or else…


The country’s top lender State Bank of India (SBI) has issued a notice to its account holders. The bank has intimated the customers to link their PAN with their Aadhaar card by month-end. The Bank has further said that if they fail to do so, they will face difficulty enjoying a seamless banking service.

“We advise our customers to link their PAN with Aadhaar to avoid any inconvenience and continue enjoying a seamless banking service,” SBI tweeted.

The lender said that PANs not seeded with Aadhaar by the deadline will be considered as invalid.

The tweet has further stated that the linking of PAN with the Aadhaar is mandatory. If PAN and Aadhaar are not linked, then PAN will be rendered inactive and cannot be quoted for conducting specified transactions. 

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has also asked its trading members to complete the Aadhar-PAN linking task by month-end. The stock exchange said that PANs not seeded with Aadhaar by the deadline will be considered invalid for the purpose of trading in the stock market.

The government has made several extensions to the deadline to facilitate the linking of the two identity numbers. And, now the last date to link these documents is September 30. After the deadline ends, all the PAN cards which are not linked to Aadhaar would become inoperative.

PAN is mandatory for a host of financial transactions including the opening of bank accounts, cash deposits in bank accounts, the opening of Demat accounts, transactions of immovable properties and dealing in securities. Aadhaar is biometric-based and cannot be obtained based on any other identification document, linking the two is considered crucial for tax administration.

How to link PAN with Aadhaar card:

Go to the income tax department’s e-filing website.

Click on the Link Aadhaar section.

Now fill in your PAN number, Aadhaar number and name.

Click at the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option and your PAN Aadhaar Linking will get complete.

The income tax department will validate your name, date of birth and gender against Aadhaar details after which the linking will be done.

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