No proposal to make Aadhaar linkage mandatory for property deals: Govt tells Parliament
PM Modi had hinted at a crackdown on "benami" properties and thus, there was a speculation that linking Aadhaar with property transactions could be a step in that direction.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 19, 2017 4:27 pm
A “benami” property is one which is held by the owner in someone else’s name.
There was no proposal to make Aadhaarlinkage mandatory for property transactions, Parliament was informed today.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, however, said the rural development ministry had advised the states and union territories to explore the possibilities of using consent-based Aadhaar authentication for registration of properties under the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908.
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