The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced to link all urban properties to the Aadhaar card of the owners of the properties.
Uttar Pradesh government is gearing up to implement the Urban Properties Ownership Record (UPOR) Scheme, similar to Karnataka.
“This scheme will help in identifying ‘benami’ properties, multiple properties and will also increase tax collection in Municipal Corporations,” said a senior official.
Presently, Municipal Corporations do not have data of properties and their owners within their Municipal vicinities, and this leads to legal disputes.
This scheme is an initiative of K. V Raju who serves as the financial advisor to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“The scheme, in initial phases, will be implemented in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Meerut and Prayagraj,” the official said.
The state government will be seeking help from Survey of India for this scheme. A high powered committee will also be formed under the chairmanship of a retired IAS officer. The committee will comprise representatives from varied departments such as Planning, Urban and Rural Development Authorities and Municipal Bodies.