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Telangana HC Directs State Not to Insist on Aadhaar Credentials for Uploading Property Details in Dharani Portal [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Nov 2020 11:11pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Telangana HC Directs State Not to Insist on Aadhaar Credentials for Uploading Property Details in Dharani Portal [READ ORDER]

The State has been directed by the Telangana High Court to not insist on uploading of Aadhaar details in regard to the agricultural land details being placed by the people on Dharani Portal. Interim order was passed by the bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy in petitions challenging the collection of Aadhaar Card numbers from the property owners for uploading property details in Dharani portal.

As per the Court’s observations, even though the Dharani portal makes it mandatory that the Aadhaar number must be provided, but such a requirement is not seen in the Telangana Rights in Land and Pattadar Pass Books Act, 2020.


The bench observed the following in the order,

“There is no chapter or any provision clearly indicating as to who would collect the personal details, including Aadhaar card details? Who will keep the information data in its possession? Who would have access to this information data? How the said information data would be protected? By whom it would be, protected? Under what circumstances the information so collected can be accessed? By whom such information can be accessed? And whether the person whose information is being accessed would have a right to a prior notice or not? Thus, the Act of 2020 nowhere deals with the procedure, security and safety of the information data being collected. Even if there is no allegation that the data so far collected has been leaked or violates the privacy rights of the people, the said fact is absolutely… Continue Reading...

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