38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, April 20, 2024
Judiciary

Aadhaar Linkage With Property Documents: Delhi High Court Issues Notice

By LawStreet News Network      16 July, 2019 12:00 AM      0 Comments
Aadhaar Linkage With Property Documents: Delhi High Court Issues Notice

The Delhi High Court today (July 16, 2019) issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Government on a petition seeking a direction to them to link movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transactions.

The notice was issued by a Division Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and JusticeC. Hari Shankar in a petition filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who submitted that it is the duty of the government to take apposite steps to curb corruption and black money and seize benamiproperties in order to secure the goals set under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

It is stated that although the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act was passed in 1988 to tackle the problem, it has been "gathering dust without any action".

The petitioner submits that "Executive action should be taken to warn the corrupt that betrayal of the public trust will no longer be tolerated and to reaffirm the rule of law and transparency.”

The petitioner said that the main advantage of the strategy would be that the tax authorities will get the details of "legal owners" immediately and once the Aadhaar linkage takes place, tax authorities can approach them.

Listing the benefits of the system, Upadhyay further claims that if the government made it mandatory to link property documents with Aadhaar, it would lead to an increment of 2% in annual growth.

"It will clean our electoral process, which is dominated by black-money and benami transaction and thrives on a cycle of large black investments, capture of power through foul means, use of political strength to amass private wealth, all with disdain of the citizen,” the petition states.

The court has posted the matter for hearing on October 15, 2019, directing the Central and State Governments to file their counter affidavits in the petition.



Share this article:

User Avatar
About:


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

sc-orders-for-deciding-applications-for-yatras-during-polls-within-3-days
Trending Judiciary
SC orders for deciding applications for 'Yatras' during polls within 3 days

Supreme Court orders authorities to decide 'Yatra' applications within 3 days during elections, addressing concerns over blanket assembly prohibitions.

19 April, 2024 04:03 PM
big-expose-aryan-khan-drug-case-ncb-gyaneshwar-singh
Trending Interview
Big Expose | Aryan Khan Drug Case | NCB | Gyaneshwar Singh

A news report is going viral regarding the Deputy Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Gyaneshwar Singh. Tarakant Dwivedi alias Akela, a Mumbai-based crime reporter has made big claims over the senior IPS officer's Gujarat visit.

19 April, 2024 05:10 PM

TOP STORIES

need-to-safeguard-judiciary-from-unwarranted-pressures-21-ex-judges-write-letter-to-cji
Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
sc-notice-to-ed-declines-early-date-on-plea-by-delhi-cm-arvind-kejriwal-against-arrest
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM
call-for-chapters-gender-based-violence-and-religion
Trending Law School
Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

Calling For Book Chapters: As an editor, Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, is inviting people to contribute to a book, entitled "Gender-Based Violence and Religion." This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

15 April, 2024 04:21 PM
cannot-stop-any-public-rally-bombay-hc-says-on-allegation-that-ram-navami-processions-deliberately-pass-through-muslim-majority-areas
Trending Top Stories
Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

15 April, 2024 06:36 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email