Fake: Cabinet Letter Claiming Aadhaar Will Link to Land Records

The fake letter indicated that the government was planning to link land records with owners’ 12-digit Aadhaar number

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A spokesperson from the Government of India on Monday rubbished news of the Centre having proposed linking land records with Aadhaar numbers, after a letter claiming the same was doing the rounds.

According to an India Today report, the fake letter indicated 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).

Fake: Cabinet Letter Claiming Aadhaar Will Link to Land Records

The letter, dated 15 June, purportedly stemmed from the Cabinet Secretariat, and directed the States and Union Territories to “complete digitalisation of the land records, mutation records, sale and purchase records from the year 1950... by 14 August 2017.”

The letter further stated that the properties which were not linked within the stipulated time “shall be considered for appropriate action under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016.”

Frank Noronha, Principal Director of the PIB said that a police complaint has filed a complaint into the matter, and it is now being investigated.

A case has been filed by Sheo Nath Singh, an undersecretary in the government whose signature has been used on the letter, reported Outlook.

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