The Supreme Court has issued that Aadhaar and PAN are mandatory for an individual in the country. Accordingly, it was mandatory to link the Aadhaar number with the PAN card.
The last deadline for this merger was first announced on March 31st. Subsequently, due to various reasons, the deadline for linking the Aadhaar number with the Pan Card was extended 6 times.
Then the deadline was extended by September 30, 2019, to link the Aadhaar number with the PAN card. Meanwhile, the Central Direct Tax Board has announced the deadline for the linking of the Aadhaar and PAN number from September 30 to December 31 this year.
The Finance Ministry has announced the extension of the Adhar and pan merger deadline. The extension is in effect until March 31, 2020. PAN card and Aadhaar number link is mandatory if you need to file income tax.