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FASTag mandatory in INDIA. Let’s understand FASTag, how to get it, activate & recharge, it’s benefits – all that you need to know.

FASTag

FASTag is a device affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle which enables automatic electronic payment of toll charges at National Highways directly from the customers linked prepaid or savings/current account. FASTag uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for carrying out the transactions at toll plazas.

FASTag is a part of National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Currently the program is live on 600+ toll plazas across the country.

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How to Link PAN Card to Aadhaar Card

The Government of INDIA has made it a mandate to link your PAN card to your Aadhaar card. In case you do not link your PAN with your Aadhaar, then your PAN will become ‘inoperative’.

In order to do the linking, your ‘name’, ‘gender’ and ‘date of birth’ should match in both the documents else you can get them rectified before linking. However, in case of minor mismatch of name, you will get One Time Password (Aadhaar OTP) on your mobile registered with Aadhaar.

You can link your PAN card to your Aadhaar:

  • Through income tax e-filing website
  • By sending a SMS to either 567678 or 56161

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