The central government has termed the letter claiming that the Centre is working on a proposal to link Aadhaar with land records of the owners is fake.
The clarification issued by the PIB said, “The letter attributed to Cabinet Secretariat on Aadhaar linking to land records is completely fake and mischievous.”
Earlier, it was reported that the government was planning to link all land records with the owners’ 12-digit Aadhaar number under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP).
The fake letter claimed that the Centre shot off letters to all the states and Union Territories asking them to digitise “land records, mutation records, sale and purchase records from year 1950- of any immovable property (see section 2 of the Income Tax Act 1961 and subsequently amended) including land (agricultural and non agricultural), houses (independent or Society) etc by 14 August 2017.”
The fake letter can be seen here under:
The letter suggests that the union government is mulling linking of all land records from 1950 with Aadhaar numbers of land owners. As per the letter, all states have been asked to complete digitalisation of land records from 1950 of all immovable property. The government is now considering action under the new Benami Transaction (Prohibitions) Amended Act against those who fail to link the digitalised land record with Aadhaar numbers of the owners.