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Land Titling Bill, World Bank, US & UID Number

Written By krishna on Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 5:47 AM

Nandan Manohar Nilekani's promotion of Hernando de Sotto's failed idea and the book 'The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else' through his own book Imagining India arguing that national ID system would be a big step for land markets to facilitate right to property and undoing of abolition of right to property in 1978 in order to bring down poverty!.

The above-mentioned idea is linked to the proposed Land Titling Bill. In the Draft Land Titling Bill, 2010 there was a reference to Unique Property Identification Number. It appears that the real motive of the Unique Identification (UID) Number is being hidden.

Government of India has revised the draft and come out with the Land Titling Act, 2011. Its Section 10 deals with "Preparation of Records". It reads as follows: “Upon proclamation issued under Section 4, the Authority shall proceed to prepare a record of all immovable properties, situated in notified area, which shall contain: (A) (i) Survey: A record of boundary or boundaries or any part of boundary of every immoveable property duly identified with a distinct I.D. This distinct I.D. may be tagged with the unique identity being developed by the Unique Identification Authority of India." Section 36 (2) (b) (i) of the Bill deal with "Register of Titles". It reads: With respect to each immovable property, the Register of Titles shall contain a property sheet inter alia consisting of the following particulars, namely:- Part I:- Descriptive data regarding the immovable property (Unique Identification Number, plot number, total area, built up and vacant area, address, site area, undivided share, if any, in the land, etc.). The Bill is given below.

The World Bank’s partnership with six multinational companies and two governments was announced by the World Bank on April 23, 2010 in Washington. Wikileaks cable that reveals the US State department is interested in knowing about India’s Unique Identification program, a biometric database of the world’s largest democracy. The information sought by US authorities is available on Wikileaks website. It appears that UNDP’s "Innovation Support for Social Protection" is also linked to it. In effect, it seems to be a surveillance initiative done at the behest of transnational interests.

Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
Department of Land Resources
New Delhi, India

PUBLIC NOTICE

In continuation on the previous preliminary draft Land Titling Bill, 2010, the Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, has revised the bill, based on comments / suggestions received from various stake holders. The revised draft Land Titling Bill, 2011 is attached herewith for comments / suggestions. The comments / suggestions may kindly be sent by email to da-dolr@nic.in or posted to Director(Land Reforms), Department of Land Resources, G-Wing, NBO Building, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi upto 31st July, 2011.

Click here to view/ download Revised draft Land Titling Bill, 2011
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