Should ISC ask for PAN from members for making payment to create awareness about PAN?Many people still don't have their PAN cards. There were around 17 crore PAN card holders in India as of in the year 2014, though there were only about 3 crore income tax payers.
Besides being an important document as an ID proof, PAN card is required for certain other purposes also like for opening a new bank account, sale of immovable properties/vehicles etc., depositing cash above Rs. 50,000 in bank accounts and while taking a new landline telephone connection or buying a mobile phone SIM card.
My point regarding asking PAN by ISC is not from the point of view of tax compliance, but instead for creating awareness among people about importance of making a PAN card.
Fellow ISCians, what are your comments about the subject matter?