In order to promote digital financial transactions and curb cash transactions, the government has introduced Section 194N in the Union Budget of 2019. This section is further amended by the Finance Act 2020, where tax has been imposed in the form of TDS on cash withdrawal above Rs 1 crore by any taxpayer.
Our finance minister had announced in the Union Budget that a facility for an instant e-PAN shall be launched. Accordingly, this facility has been launched and available where taxpayers can apply for PAN basis the Adhaar they hold. Through this facility, applicants can apply and get PAN immediately and free of cost.