The Telangana government may have made Aadhaar details mandatory for registering and updating non-agriculture properties details online for purification of records and authentication, but nearly three lakh people (khatadars) did not provide their Aadhaar card details to the government during the land records updation programme (LRUP) which was taken up in 2017.
While some refused to give their Aadhaar details, some khatadars still do not have Aadhaar cards, especially NRIs. As a result, the revenue department did not issue pattadar passbooks (PPBs) to the owners till date.
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has recently announced that all the non-agriculture properties such as houses, plots, flats and farm houses in the urban areas would be updated on Dharani land web portal. Registrations for both agriculture and non-agriculture properties will be done based on the information available on the web portal.
“The revenue department wrongly entered Aadhaar card numbers and names in the land records which need to be rectified now. Everyday, thousands of people approach Aadhaar centres in the urban areas for rectification. The government should give an opportunity to rectify the Aadhaar details in agriculture lands and take other alternative documents while registering properties,” Chepuri Venkateshwar Rao, president of Forum for Citizens, told STOI.
“Now, people come forward to give their Aadhaar numbers as it is linked to property registrations. In case of NRl properties, government may issue orders taking details like passport number instead of Aadhaar numbers,” a senior official of CCLA said.
Meanwhile, the government officials are also clueless on part-B lands, which were placed under the category due to various reasons like court cases, disputes between the two parties and other mistakes.