Application for fresh allotment of PAN can be made through Internet. Further, request for changes or correction in PAN data or request for new PAN card (for an existing PAN) may also be made through Internet, by visiting https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html . If an application for allotment of PAN is submitted through Internet and payment made through a 'nominated' credit card, the PAN is alloted on priority and communicated through email. The Income Tax department has also authorized UTI Investor services Ltd (UTIISL) to set up and manage IT PAN service Centers in all cities or towns where there is an Income Tax office and National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) to dispense PAN services from TIN Facilitation Centers. For convenience of PAN applicants in big cities, UTIISL has set up more than one IT PAN Service Centers and likewise there are more than one TIN facilitation Centers. PAN application should be made only on form 49A. A PAN application (Form 49A) can be downloaded from the website of Income Tax department or UTIISL or NSDL (www.incometaxindia.gov.in, www.utiisl.co.in or tin.nsdl.com) or printed by local printers or photocopied (on A4 size 70 GSM paper) or obtained from any other source. The form is also available at IT PAN Service Centers and TIN Facilitation centers.
PAN, Apply for PAN, Income tax return, Tax filing Thi page explains the procedure to apply to PAN through the website of NSDL.