In order to keep track of the ancestral property and any fraud attach with it, the Goa Government is all set to link Aadhaar number of residents and non-residents with their respective properties. After the implementation of this system, Resident, as well as non-resident Goans, will be able to keep track of their ancestral property. The move will also help them in preventing any fraudulent sale of their land.
Giving more details about the initiative, Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte said, “Regarding property, we are getting into a service to give Aadhaar-based alerts. We expect the property owner to give his phone number and email id and if anyone comes forward to perform a transaction with the land, other than the owner, the owner will get an SMS and email.”
However, the whole process will be completely voluntary and depends on the property owner. Khaunte further said that they have planned this move in the interest of Goenkar and those living abroad. This will take care of all the frauds.
Last year in December, due to many fraudulent activities, agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai had said the government was considering introducing a law to check any such sale. Many Goans living outside the country have claimed that their ancestral land is sold without their knowledge.
Goa government has already made it compulsory for citizens to provide their Aadhaar data while registering any property sale deed.
Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte also said the department had initiated GIS-mapping of all land records which would be completed in a year’s time. Once the digitization process will complete, every citizen will have access to the GIS network.