Pan Card Verification - Online Pancard Verification tin.nsdl.com
This service has three modes of verification:
(1) Screen based verification
(2) File based verification
(3) Software (API) Based Verification
In case of valid PAN, name of the PAN holder, last date of PAN update as per ITD database and the status as “existing and valid” will be displayed. If the PAN is a fake PAN as per ITD database, the status will be shown as “Fake PAN”.
In case the PAN is not found in database, the response will be “not in ITD database”. In such cases, if the user is able to provide a proof of this PAN (copy of PAN card or PAN allotment letter), NSDL will forward the same to ITD for investigation.
Source: NSDL Tax Information Network Tweet