After many news websites reported the government's move to link Aadhaar with all the land records from 1950, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) spokesperson today rubbished the claims saying the source of the news was a "fake letter".
— Frank Noronha (@DG_PIB) June 19, 2017
PIB spokesperson Frank Noronha on twitter said that the letter was fake and a complaint has been lodged in the case.
The letter that apparantly came from the Cabinet Secretariat, said that under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP), the government has called for "complete digitalization of land records, mutation records, sale and purchase records of any immovable property."
A police complaint has been filed and the matter is being investigated. https://t.co/4VHBw8u3KY— Frank Noronha (@DG_PIB) June 19, 2017
The letter addressed to all states and Union Territories asked to digitise land records by August 15.
The Centre's letter further says that the government, "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."
The letter was issued on June 15 and addressed to Chief Secretaries of states and UTs, Additional Chief Secretaries of state and UTs, Lt Governor Delhi, NITI Aayog and a copy was also sent to the Prime Minister's Office for record.