Mysuru: The Centre has already made Aadhaar mandatory for getting PAN and filing Income Tax returns, besides making it compulsory for reaping the benefit of many other government schemes. It has also planned to introduce Aadhaar authentication a must in real estate deals.
The aim is to curb use of black money in property dealings and also come down heavily on benami transactions. Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has also decided to follow the transparent method in order to curb violations by the site aspirants. As a first step, the site aspirants of Lalithadrinagar and R.T. Nagar must link their applications to Aadhaar cards and if it is not done, their applications will not be considered.
MUDA Commissioner Dr. M. Mahesh, speaking to SOM said, “The Authority is creating a data base of all the applicants regarding allotment of sites through government agencies. It is being done to check the seniority of applicants and their age. And, most importantly to maintain transparency in administration.”
Previous experiences have shown that there could be two persons with the same names and one of them could misuse the name and make false claims for sites. There are more than 2,000 to 3,000 cases in the CID. To avoid such cheating, the Aadhaar linking is being made mandatory, he said.
Asked if people owning sites in private properties are also eligible to apply and whether those details will also show up once the Aadhaar is linked, he said that though they are eligible to apply they will not be entertained once it is found that they have bought properties from private developers. However, those with joint family properties are eligible to apply, he added.