Lost PAN Card-Reapplication Procedure


Lost PAN card or damaged PAN card is a common occurrence for many taxpayers in India. The Income Tax Department has provided a hassle-free and easy way for taxpayers to apply for a new PAN card in case of lost PAN card.

Lost PAN Card Application

​If a PAN card is lost an application for duplicate PAN card can be submitted using the Form for “Request for New PAN Card or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN Data” and a copy of FIR may be submitted along with the form. Submission of FIR is not mandatory, its optional only.

Follow the steps below to submit the lost PAN card application:

Step 1: You can reapply for a lost PAN card through the NSDL or UTI PAN Facilitation Centres or online through the website of NSDL or UTI.

  • NSDL Lost PAN Application

Step 2: In case of lost PAN card, complete the form with the old PAN provided at the beginning of the application. Do not submit application for new PAN card. It is illegal for a person to possess more than one PAN. Hence, submission of the application without the old PAN mentioned at the beginning of the form could lead to a new PAN being generated.


Step 3: In case of any changes to the PAN, select the box on the left hand side of the form and update the information. In case of no changes, complete the form completely but do not select any box on left margin.

Step 4: Submit the documents required along with the application. For lost PAN card, proof of PAN must be submitted. Proof of PAN can be one of the following only:

  • Copy of PAN card; or
  • Copy of intimation letter issued by the Income Tax Department in lieu of PAN card intimating PAN.
  • In case one of the above proofs are not available, a copy of FIR (stating loss of PAN card) can be submitted.

If proof of PAN (as stated above) is not submitted, the application will be processed on a ‘good effort’ basis even without a copy of FIR. However if it is found that there are differences between the PAN or the data provided in the application with the Icome Tax Department database, the application may not be processed and the processing fee will be forfeited.

Step 5: Pay the PAN card processing fee. If the communication address of the taxpayer is within India, then the fee for processing new PAN application will be Rs.110. If the communication address of the taxpayer is outside of India, then the fee for processing PAN application will be Rs.1020.

Step 6: On confirmation of successful payment, a 15 digit unique acknowledgment will be generated. The applicant must save and print the acknowledgement.

Step 7: Sign the application and place a photo of the applicant along with signature or thumb impression in the place provided. Attach a copy of the old PAN card or intimation letter issued by IT Department or FIR.

Step 8: Send the completed application to NSDL or UTI. The address for NSDL is as follows:

  • Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
    NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
    5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341,
    Survey No. 997/8,Model Colony,
    Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016.

Forgot PAN

If the PAN card is lost and you do not remember your PAN, then before filing the lost PAN card application, use the “Know Your PAN” facility on the Income Tax Department website. Using “Know Your PAN”, by entering details like Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth, you can find your PAN. 



Baby corn  fry is a tasty kids friendly snacks recipe. I prepare this baby corn  fry specially  for my daughter and she loves this a lot. I do not make it spicy because my daughter is too young to eat spicy food. I usually serve this with tomato sauce. 





  • Baby corn                                         –    7
  • Maida/ all purpose flour               –     2  tbsp
  • Corn flour                                        –     1 1/2 tbsp
  • Rice flour                                         –     1 tbsp (optional) 
  • Red chilli Powder                           –     1  tbsp
  • Ginger garlic Paste                         –     1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds                                    –      1/3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jerra powder         –      1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder                          –      1/2 tbsp
  • Curd                                                   –      1/2 tbsp (optional) 
  • Salt  to taste
  • Oil For deep frying
  •  Water



  1.     Wash the baby corns and cut it into two parts making it half.

2.     further in a bowl, take  Maida, corn flour, rice flour, fennel seeds, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder (jerra powder), chilli powder, Ginger garlic paste, curd, salt to taste.

3.    Add in a very little water. Mix well and make sure that the baby corns are coated well. don’t make the batter thin.

4.    Deep fry in hot oil stirring occasionally till the baby corn turns golden and crisp.

5.  Serve these hot and crispy fried baby corns with tomato ketchup. 








Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs declared new rules for applying for a passport. And here we have rounded up some of the major changes that these new rules have bought in.



As per old rules, submission of a birth certificate was compulsory for all applicants born on or after 26th January 1989. But the new rules have bought in some relaxation in this regards. Now, any of the following documents containing the Date of Birth (DOB) of the applicant will suffice:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of births and deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other approved authority to register the birth of a child born in India
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card/E-aadhar
  • The copy of the service record of the applicant’s (of govt. servants) or the pay pension order (of retired govt. employees), duly attested/in-charge of the administration of the concerned ministry/certified by the officer/ department of the applicant
  • Driving license
  • Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
  • A copy of policy bond issued by the public life insurance companies



In a welcome move, the new passport rules has done away with the mandate requiring names of both parents at the time of application. An applicant now only needs to provide the name of either one of the parents or the legal guardian. This makes it easier for children with single parents or orphans to apply for a passport. For spiritually oriented people like Sadhus/Sanyasis, there have provisions made for them to mention the name of their spiritual leader in place of their biological parents.


The total number of annexes has been reduced from 15 to 9. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been eliminated and some of them have also been merged. Lesser annexes means less worry for people to collate documentation.


While all annexes needed attestation from a Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate previously, henceforth all these annexes can now be in the form of a self-declaration from the applicant on plain paper. This means no running around for attestation that one had to do previously.


The need for a marriage certificate has been discontinued. Also, in case of a divorce the applicant will not be required to provide the name of their spouse. This is another interesting change that has been made taking into consideration changing societal norms.

    In case of urgent passports, if a government employee is not able to procure the NOC (no objection certificate) or identity certificate from their employer’s side, they can submit a self-declaration stating that they have given a prior intimation letter to their employer informing that they are applying for an ordinary passport to a passport issuing authority.

To view the press release from the Ministry of External Affairs with regards to the new passport rules, you can visit their website to gain detailed information.


Link Aadhaar with these 6 documents before the deadlines

The Government of India has taken multiple efforts to ease the process of linking various documents to the Aadhaar number. Even various Government schemes and services have been linked with Aadhaar card. So it becomes mandatory to know what all documents needs to be linked holistically and what are the deadlines of doing so. Though the linking is for the greater good in the long run it might be tedious to run from door to door of one office to another to link the aadhaar details with the respective documents.

addhar card.jpg

So it is very handy if you know about various deadlines so that you can prioritise linking process without any hassles. Listing below are various documents to be linked with their respective deadlines.

1) Aadhaar-PAN linking

The current deadline of linking is 31st Mar, 2018. Linking PAN with the Aadhaar card is very simple now and can be done online as well.

2) Aadhaar-Mobile number linking

The deadline for linking mobile number/sim card with the Aadhaar number is 6th Feb, 2018. This can be done by visiting the store of your mobile service provider or through the customer service. Now you can also link through the self generating OTP process.

3) Aadhaar-Bank account linking

Linking your bank accounts to 12 digit biometric Aadhaar Card is 31st Mar, 2018 failing which the bank account will no longer be operational according to the message from the revenue department.

4) Aadhaar UAN linking

Aadhaar card is mandatory now for all the new EPF accounts and will be linked to the old accounts as well. Currently there s no deadline for the same but it is advisable to do so proactively.

5) Aadhaar Insurance policy linking

According to the guidelines of the government of India it is mandatory to link insurance policies to the Aadhaar Card before the 31st Mar, 2018.

6) Aadhaar Ration Card linking

The linking of Ration card to Aadhar card can be done online on the official Aadhaar seeding website by a simple process or can be done offline by taking photo copies of the Ration card, bank passbook, passport sized photo of the head of the family to the nearest ration office.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Chicken leg Recipe

Hi All,

Today i am sharing an easy recipe to make a restaurant style tandoori chicken| chicken leg piece in an oven. This recipe yield spicy chicken leg pieces that are soft and juicy with all the flavours of spices.  These are not too spicy for kids, they can enjoy them.



PREP TIME : 5-6 MIN        COOK TIME : 30 MIN  SERVES : 2

  • Fresh Chicken Leg pieces                                          –         4
  • Yogurt / Dahi (Thick)                                                  –         1/4 Cup
  • Kasuri methi                                                                –         1 tsp
  • black Pepper powder                                                  –        1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder(optional)                            –         1 tsp
  • Ginger                                                                             –        1 tsp paste
  • Garlic                                                                              –        6-7 cloves
  • Garam Masala Powder                                                –        1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder                                                        –        1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds                                                                   –       1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jerra powder                                        –       1/2 tsp
  • Amchur Powder | dried mango powder                  –       1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli                                                                     –       2-3
  • Red chilli powder                                                          –        1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder                                                          –        1 tsp
  • Lemon                                                                              –        1
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves(dhaniya)
  • Salt to taste


Step 1 :    Wash leg pieces and drain off the water completely. Make 1-2 deep incisions into the meat to get marinated well from inside. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, lemon juice and rub the leg pieces. Keep aside.

Step 2 :   Meanwhile you can prepare marinate. add to a bowl thick curd, ginger garlic paste, Paste (curry leaves + coriander leaves + green chilli +Fennel seeds) , kasuri methi, black paper, amchur powder, garam masala, Lemon juice ,oil, Jeera Powder.

Step 3  :    Mix All ingredients and marinate the leg pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.


Step 4  :    Preheat Oven at 230 C and prepare oil ( add 2 tsp oil to a bowl, red chilli powder) mix and keep aside.


Step 5   :    Prepare the baking tray with foil paper and grease it.  Leg pieces place it on the tray.  Now Apply Red chilli oil over the leg pieces . Place the tray in the oven and bake for 12 min.

Step 6  :      After 12 min bring the tray out of the oven and repeat chilli oil on leg pieces (this prevents the chicken from drying up).  Bring it out again and flip the leg pieces  to the other side and apply oil again. Bake it for 10 min again.  

These timing work well for me but you can increase and decrease your time, but keep an eye to prevent overcooking. )  


Step 7 :    Serve hot and enjoy juicy leg piece 🙂


Sabudana Tikki Recipe

Hi Everyone,

Navratri Festival is going on and many devotees of mata rani observe the fast during these nine days. So you can make this sabudana tikki as a snack. Also, you can have it any of the year not only in fast. Sabudana Tikki are a delicious snack meal which is made by combining the soaked sabudana with potato and is flavoured with some Indian spices. The patties are then pan fried with a little bit of oil on both the sides till it is crispy and golden brown.



PREP TIME : 5-6 HRS        COOK TIME : 15 MIN    TIKKIS : 9-10

  •  Sabudana           –       1 Cup
  •  Potato                 –         2 (Boil)
  • Green Chilli        –         3-4
  • Peanuts               –        3-4 tsp
  • Black Pepper      –        1/2  tsp
  • Lemon                  –        1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds        –        1 tsp powder
  • Curry Leaves               (optional )
  • Salt
  • Oil


STEP 1 :     Wash and soak sabudana for 4 to 5 hours. Drain them completely.  Add boil potatoes.

STEP 2 :      Mashed potato then add Salt, chopped green chilli,  cumin powder, lemon juice, black paper, coriander leaves.

STEP 3  :   Now Add roasted and slightly crushed peanuts.  mix very well.

STEP 4  :   Spread oil on your hand and start shaping the tikkis. Follow the following step which is shown below.

STEP 5   :   Heat oil in a flat non stick pan and place the tikkis and cook it on both the side till it is crisp and golden brown on both the sides.

STEP 6 :   Once cooked from other side, remove them on the paper.  Serve yummy sabudana tikki with curd.








Bati|Batti Recipe Step By Step

Hi All ,

Bati/ Batti  a crisp and melt in mouth. Today i am going to give dal bati recipe in maharashtrian style. This recipe is my mother’s version, that can be made at home, without using any oven or roasting equipment. Its very simple recipe, that you should try, and tastes as good too.


 SERVES :  2-3         PREP. & COOKING TIME :   25-30 MIN


  • Wheat flour                         –     1 1/5 cup
  • Rawa/ Semolina                  –     1/2 cup
  • Ghee                                      –      1 tsp
  • Salt                                         –     to taste
  • Ajwain /carom seed            –     1/2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying


STEP 1  :   Combine the whole wheat flour, rawa,ghee, ajwain  in a deep bowl and make a stiff dough. Divide into equal shape. Roll it out into thin puri.

STEP 2 :   First apply oil on roti then follow the step which is shown below.

STEP 3 :     Follow the step which is shown below.

STEP 4 :  Use idli pans or pressure cooker to steam. Apply oil lightly on the bati and steam them for 10 min. then flip bati and steam them for 5-7 min.

STEP 5 :   After cooling, cut each ball into small pieces. Pics shown below.

STEP 6 :  Deep fry in bati on low flame till the pieces turn slightly brown.

STEP 7 :  Serve hot with your favorite Dal.




Quick | Easy Potato Patties Recipe

Hi Everyone,

Aloo patties  with crisp outside soft inside is a real treat to taste buds at anytime. Make this aloo patties by following the step by step pictures recipe. 


 SERVES : 1-2                       PREP & COOK TIME : 12-16 MIN


  • Potatoes/aloo                           –     2 (medium size)
  • Green Chillies                         –      2-3
  • Ginger, Garlic paste               –    2 tsp
  • Gram Flour                              –      3-4 tsp
  • Cumin                                        –     1 tsp
  • Corn flour                                 –      2 tsp
  • Asafoetida                                –      pinch
  • Red chilli powder                   –      1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain/carom seed                –     1/2 tbsp
  • fennel/sauf seeds                    –     1/2 tsp
  • Lemon( optional )
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil For  shallow frying


STEP 1 :   Grate the potatoes and squeeze out excess water. Add Green chillies, coriander, ajwain, cumin,fennel/sauf seeds and mix well.


STEP 2 :  Now add besan/gram flour, salt, red chilli powder, corn flour, Lemon juice(optional ) mix very well.


STEP 3 :  Heat non stick flat pan. Shape into flat patty shapes on the palm of your hand. shallow fry  and cook until bottom surface  turn golden brown.


STEP 4 :   Turn over and fry the other side of patties.  Once done , then drain the patties on paper towels to remove excess oil.


STEP 5 :  Serve the patties hot with ketchup. Best for kids snack.


Best & Worst Foods For Kids During Monsoon Season

One easy way to take care of your kids during the rainy season is to plan monsoon foods for them. We all know that during monsoon, the body is more Sensitive to catch an infection and digestive process in kids slows down during monsoons.  Every care has to be taken to avoid such conditions. The need is to make the body strong internally and develop the immune system. With a strong immune system, diseases can be kept away.

So, Here i am going to share some best and worst foods for kids during this monsoon:-

Best Foods For Rainy Season

1) EGG  :  Egg is full of protein and a complete meal in itself. With one egg every day, your child is bound to get a good dose of all required vitamins, minerals and proteins along with the power to fight colds and coughs. Its warmth giving quality is just ideal for the monsoon.


2)  Garlic :  Any food with garlic is a good bet in the monsoon, mainly because garlic is packed with antioxidants. It helps boost the body’s immunity and also regulates the metabolism. You can add garlic to any foods you cook for your child for added taste as well as benefit.


3) Milk :  Kesar, turmeric  is a spice that contains plant derived chemicals and is found to be very helpful in preventing diseases. This makes it one of the helpful monsoon foods for kids. Mixed with milk, it becomes a power drink for child.


4 )  Soups :  Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, soup is comforting and beneficial every way. Add some pasta to the soup and make it a complete meal. A soup is always one of the healthy foods for kids.


5 ) Ginger  :   During monsoon, the immune system becomes weak and the stomach is prone to catch infection. Consuming ginger is an excellent way to keep the stomach healthy and free of infection.


6) Almonds  :   These nuts are a great snacking option any time of the year, but during monsoon, they give your kids an extra protective cover against various diseases. Almonds are packed with digestive fibre which regulates the metabolism and prevents onset of tummy issues – otherwise a common problem during monsoon.



Worst Foods For Rainy Season

  1. Dahi /Yoghurt  :  The monsoon is the time when many children fall prey to seasonal illnesses such as cold and cough. Yogurt is known to aggravate the problem of sinusitis when consumed at this time. This happens mainly because of its cooling nature. Also avoid other curd-based foods. It could worsen your child’s cough or congestion.


2 ) Indo-Chinese Street Food  :   Kids love the street-side Chinese food that is very popular in India. However, this is not a safe food for monsoon season. During the rainy season, chances are high that the water used for preparation could be contaminated. The food could also be infected by germs from flies and insects.


3) Soft Drinks :   I am/expert not saying this only to avoid risk of cold and fever. Experts say that fizzy drinks reduce the minerals in our body, and this can reduce enzyme activity. The end result is that the digestive system gets weaker at a time when the body is already at risk of digestive issues. Overall, not a healthy food in rainy season at all!

4)  Sea Food :   Monsoon is the breeding season for some fish and prawns and this can impact the quality and/or taste. Fish can also turn bad rapidly in the humid and wet weather. It is better to stick to poultry items such as chicken.

sea food


Do you have any more monsoon foods to recommend ? Write to us in the comments below

Credit : internet 


Coconut Cookies Recipe | Step by Step With Pictures

Hi Everyone ,

Today I bring you my best Fresh homemade  Coconut Cookies are very crunchy and melt in your mouth. Try making Coconut Cookies today for tea. Kids and elders will love this treat.


SERVES : UPTO 45-50               PREP TIME : 25-30 MIN        COOK TIME : 10-15


  • all purpose flour                      –   2 cup (200 grams)
  • sugar powder                           –    1 cup
  • butter(normal temp)              –     1 cup
  • coconut (Grated)                     –     1 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence                        – Few drops
  •  baking powder                        –   1/2 tsp
  • Water / milk                              –    4-5 tsp
  • Cashew nuts (powder)           –    1 tsp


Step 1 :   Add All purpose flour, baking powder and dry ingredients are ready.


Step 2 :  Combine the butter and powdered sugar in a food processor/Mixer Grander and mix well.


Step 3 :  Add the grated coconut and mix well. which shown in below image.


Step 4 :   Now add the mix dry ingredients, vanilla essence, water/milk,Cashew nuts powder  and knead the dough which shown in below image.


Step 5 :  Make dough roll which is shown below and Keep the dough in refrigerator for 25-30 min.


Step 6 :  Take it out of the refrigerator and cut in shape. Arranging the cookies in whatever shape you prefer. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 -15 minutes.


Step 7 :   Allow the cookies to cool completely. Enjoy Eggless coconut cookies.