Interestingly some of these were caught by police and intelligence agencies and it was found that the card was in the name of the driver or sometimes a false name with a false date of birth.
To curb this menace Govt has plan to go in a big way for making the fake PAN card a history.
It is the IT development which is now forcing people to declare their money as well as transaction as everything is slowly going online mode.
I have seen some cases in newspapers where by using a fake card, bank accounts were opened and lot of illegal transactions were done.
In 2013 there was a detailed case story where a fake card was used like that. If someone is interested to know he can read the same at -
Knowledge is power.
At the same time I can think about certain benefits accruing from this implementation. For example we have to provide PAN number for every financial transaction above a threshold. This is applicable very much for investment in mutual funds, stocks etc. However many people have more than one PAN card. They use different cards for different purposes, thus avoiding tax net and scrutiny. That was because there was no fool proof mechanism to find out if anyone is having more than one PAN card. However as Aadhaar card is based on the biometrics, this can work as a verification mechanism.
But issue of Aadhaar card is also not a foolproof mechanism and even non-citizen can also get Aadhaar card. The original source as base for getting Aadhaar card is not resting on concrete surface. There are lot of chances and loopholes. Hence what is aimed cannot be achieved and those who are bent upon being smart can still use Aadhaar card for their purposes.
Moreover, putting all eggs on basket- the basket called Aadhaar card is not prudent. Just with one hack everything can be lost.
Ironically where it is most needed-as proof of identity in elections, with biometric verification - it is not at all even thought of. That shows the gap and makes us to doubt that there is some gap in sincerity also.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease