Step by Step process for Aadhar Authentication or e-KYC for Existing Taxpayers By Rohit Kumar

Update Category

Step by Step process for Aadhar Authentication or e-KYC for Existing Taxpayers

Update Source

Advisory issued by GSTN on 7th January, 2021

Release No.

TM/GST/104 dated 8th January, 2020

Aadhaar Authentication / e-KYC for Existing Taxpayers on GST Portal

GSTN has issued an advisory on 6th Jan 21 for existing taxpayers to complete Aadhar Authentication or e-KYC.

Functionality for Aadhaar Authentication and e-KYC where Aadhaar is not available, has been deployed on GST Common Portal w.e.f. 6th January, 2021, for existing taxpayers.

A. Category of Taxpayers for whom the functionality is available:

1. Regular Taxpayers (including Casual Taxable person, SEZ Units/Developers),

2. Input Service Distributors (ISD); and

3. Composition taxpayers

B. Below category of taxpayers who are not required to undertake Aadhar Authentication or e-KYC -

1. Government Departments,

2. Public Sector Undertakings,

3. Local Authorities; and

4. Statutory Bodies

C. Aadhaar Authentication or e-KYC - Introduction

It is a process of authentication of the Aadhar details provided while obtaining registration and if the Aadhar details are not provided then by submitting other documentary details for verification process.

a. If Aadhar number is available:

The Primary Authorized signatory and one person who is Proprietor/Partner/Director /Managing Partner/ Karta of the entity registered can go for the Aadhaar Authentication

b. If Aadhar number is not available:

The taxpayers can upload any of the following documents to undergo e-KYC

Aadhaar Enrolment Number


EPIC (Voter ID Card)

KYC Form

Certificate issued by Competent Authority


D. Process for completion of Aadhar Authentication/ e-KYC on GSTN Portal:

When an existing registered taxpayer logs in to GSTN Portal, a pop-up with Question will be shown “Would you like to authenticate Aadhaar of the Partner/Promotor and Primary Authorized Signatory” with the two options “Yes, navigate to My Profile” and “Remind me later”.


If you click“Remind me later” pop up will be closed and user can navigate anywhere on the GST portal

If you click“Yes, Navigate to My Profile”, system will navigate to My Profile.

In MY PROFILE, a new tab “Aadhaar Authentication status” has been shown from where link for Aadhaar Authentication to the Primary Authorized Signatory and one of promoters/partners as selected by him will be sent. You need to provide aahar number and an SMS & email OTP shall be sent for the authentication.

If same person is Primary Authorized Signatory and Partner/Promoter, Aadhaar authentication is only required to be done for that person.

Care to be taken -

It has been observed that in few cases the citizenship of authorised signatory/ Promoter is defaulted to “NO” i.e. not a citizen of India and hence Aadhar verification is disabled. If you observe that in your case, please take a screenshot and raise a grievance on GSTN portal (to rectify the error). 

On the My profile page, in addition to SEND AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION LINK, UPLOAD E-KYC DOCUMENTS option would also be displayed to taxpayer from where they can upload the e-KYC documents on Portal. In this case, the process of e-KYC authentication would be subject to approval of uploaded e-KYC documents by Tax Official.

E. On successful Authentication of Aadhar or EKYC –

Post successful authentication the screen will show a success message.


Please reach out to us should you have any query or issue on conducting verification.

Click here to read the disclaimer

Write a Comment