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With the Aadhaar-PAN deadline upon us, IT Dept site acting up

The July 1 deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN for filing income tax returns is just one day away. But those trying to access the Income Tax Department's e-filing site are facing difficulties. So, we gave it a shot: when we tried to access the e-filing site the page didn't open at first. But after repeated attempts it did open and we were able to navigate to the 'Link Aadhaar' page. This took a little more than 10 minutes of repeated attempts. When our colleague Salman tried to access the Link Aadhaar page, a 'Loading' message was displayed and then the page froze. It's possible that these issues have cropped up because a large number of people are trying to access the site at the same time. Others seem to be facing similar issues:   @UIDAI @SushmaSwaraj webpage link for updating the aadhaar details is not working.will he/she get any extension of deadline? — Rajesh Suresh (@Raj_9255) June 29, 2017   Had to try for 30 mins to link. — Abbas Razvi (@abbasrazvi) June 29, 2017 Note that the current status regarding Aadhaar-PAN stands like this: a) If you already have an Aadhaar it is mandatory to link it to PAN before July 1. b) If you do not have an Aadhaar number yet, then you can file your tax returns with just the PAN card(as you did earlier) before July 1. c) If you want to file your tax returns post July 1, you will either have to furnish your…

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