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New Delhi, June 19: The Narendra Modi government is now planning to link all land records with the Aadhaar number under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP). It is considered as a valuable step towards exposing benami properties and making land records transparent, sources said.
Linking of properties with Aadhaar will make it easier for the authorities to identify the owner of the property. Even basic investigation will help the authorities find out whether owner is a benami or real owner of the property, the India Today reported.
Earlier, the government issued a directive to link all bank accounts with the Aadhaar.
The Centre has written to state governments 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 letter read, “The Union of India by an Act of Parliament, is considering linking Aadhaar numbers with the ownership of said properties. The properties which are not linked shall be considered for appropriate action under the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016.”