SC agrees to hear plea to link Aadhaar with voter ID, property documents
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to pay attention after four weeks a plea seeking a direction to Election Commission to put into effect an Aadhaar-based totally voting system in elections to curtail bogus voting and hyperlink Aadhaar with movable and immovable belongings files to lessen corruption, black cash generation, and benami transactions.
“We will take it up after 4 weeks,” a bench headed via Chief Justice Dipak Misra said. The plea changed into filed through recommending and BJP chief Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.
Since the general public already has an Aadhaar wide variety, asking them to link it to their property documents is a better choice. The main advantage of this approach is that the tax government will get details about ‘prison owners’ (proprietor as in keeping with assets files) immediately. Several ancient assets deals may have occurred in fictitious names and they’ll get caught at once. Several black cash hoarders extensively utilized to register residences in different’s call (e.G. Inside the call of servants, a few family participants who’re bad, etc) upon getting their signatures (these bad human beings haven’t any concept what these signatures are intended for). In these cases, the unique property files are saved by means of the ‘unique owners’ and in maximum instances, they also preserve electricity of lawyer signed by ‘prison proprietors’, a media report stated.
Once the Aadhaar linkage happens, tax authorities can technique the ‘criminal owners’ and it can be dealt with as benami assets if the ‘legal proprietors are unaware or deny information of the ownership’. Even if the ‘prison proprietor’ takes onus and claims that it’s far his property, he desires to show the ‘source of earnings’ forgetting that assets, it stated.
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It should be referred to that the stringent Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT Act) came into impact in 2016. As in keeping with The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, a Benami transaction includes a deal or an arrangement in which a property is transferred to, or is held via, a person, and the consideration for such property has been provided for, or paid via, any other person and the property is held for the instant or future advantage, direct or indirect, of the person who has paid for it.