IT departmnnet offers Aadhar-based instan e-PAN

The Income Tax department  on Friday introduced a free e-PAN facility on a real-time basis, in a bid to reduce the taxpayers' interaction with the IT  department and enable taxpayers to generate their permanent account numbers (PAN) without delay.

Taxpayers can log onto the IT portal ( to generate the e-PAN. It is available for resident individual tax payers only. and does not cover Hindu Undivided Families (HUF), firms, trusts and companies.
The facility is available for a limited period on a "first-come, first-served" basis for valid Aadhaar holders. 
taxpayers will be required to submit any documents as the e-PAN will be generated using the details available in Aadhaar. 
Once, the e-KYC is successfully completed based on the Aadhaar OTP, the process of issuing the e-PAN application will be initiated. Taxpayers are required to upload a scanned copy of their signature on a white paper with the specifications given on the IT website. 
Once the application has been filed, a 15-digit acknowledgement number will be generated and sent on the applicant's mobile number or email in the application form.