×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

TOP STORIES

SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

| | New Delhi
SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards
The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.
 
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that they have found that people were giving details of PAN cards which have been procured on the basis of fake documents.
 
Rohatgi said there were instances that one person was having a number of PAN cards and these fake cards were being used to divert funds to shell companies.
 
To this, the bench asked the Attorney General, "Is this the remedy that you need to have Aadhaar for having PAN? Why has it been made mandatory?"
 
Responding to this, Rohatgi said that earlier too they have found people procuring SIM cards for mobile phones on fake identity cards and the apex court had asked the government to have a check on it.
 
The bench said it would hear arguments on the plea challenging the government's move making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards on April 25.
 
Through an amendment to the tax proposals in the Finance Bill of the Budget for 2017-18, the government has made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to curb tax evasion through use of multiple PAN cards. 
 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

CBI registers case in ‚Äėsex CD‚Äô matter

12 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

After revised notification by DOPT, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered the case in the 'sex CD' matter. According to official sources in Police Headquarters, the notification of the DOPT dated December 7 reached the PHQ on Monday...

Read More

Page generated in 0.4667 seconds.