Govt can’t make PAN invalid if not linked to Aadhaar till SC judgement: Gujarat High Court
The Gujarat high court said a person’s Permanent Account Number (PAN) does not become invalid for filing income tax returns and making transactions just because it is not linked to their Aadhaar Card.
The Gujarat High Court judgement states :“PAN of applicant shall not be declared inoperative and applicant would not be in default in any proceedings only for reason that permanent account number is not linked with Aadhaar or Aadhaar number is not quoted and applicant shall not be subjected to proviso to sub-section (2) of section 139AA till judgment of Supreme Court in Rojer Mathew v. South Indian Bank Ltd. and others in Civil Application No. 8588 of 2019 is delivered and available”
it is to be noted that the validity of Aadhar Act is itself in question before the larger bench of the Supreme Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in case of Rojer Mathew v. South Indian Bank Ltd. 2019, has referred the issue of ‘whether Aadhaar Act was rightly introduced as a ‘Money Bill’ for consideration by a Larger Bench.