Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, as informed vide press release dated December 30, 2014, has decided to keep in abeyance the decision to change procedure for PAN allotment till further orders. Accordingly, the guidelines issued by Income Tax Department (ITD) vide its letter ref no. F.No. oPAN/1/3/2003 /Part dated January 24, 2014, regarding self-attestation of documents and verification of these documents with original documents, has been put on hold till further orders.
However, the guidelines issued vide CBDT notification no. S. O. 3794(E) dated December 23, 2013 regarding changes in Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 with regard to the list of Proof of Identity, Proof of Address and Proof of Date of Birth documents will be applicable from February 3, 2014.