Category Archives: New Land Acquisition Act

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Appointment of Committees, and Option to Lease in the Land Acquisition Act 2013

A major feature of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013, (Land Acquisition Act 2013) is to provide for the establishment of National and State committees for reviewing and monitoring the implementation of rehabilitation and resettlement schemes and plans. To provide speedy disposal of disputes relating to… Read More »

Land Acquisition Act 2013 – Disabling and Restricting Government from Acquisition

It is noteworthy that the Land Acquisition Act 2013 (Act), has a far and wide operation. It includes: “…strategic purposes relating to naval, military, air force, and armed forces of the Union, including central paramilitary forces or any work vital to national security or defence of India or state police, safety of the people…” The… Read More »

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Boon for Speculators

The history of acquiring immovable property goes back to the Bengal Regulation 1 of 1824, which was enacted by the British East India Company. Subsequently, there were multiple enactments by different presidencies which were replaced by the Act of 1870. This Act too was amended in 1894, and existed until “The Right to Fair Compensation… Read More »