RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT ACT, 2013

Act : RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT ACT, 2013

(also known as Land Acquisition Act 2013)

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Year : 2013

Preamble – THE RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT ACT, 2013

THE RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN LAND ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION AND RESETTLEMENT ACT, 2013
[Act No. 30 of 2013]
[26th September, 2013]

PREAMBLE

An Act to ensure, in consultation with institutions of local self-government and Gram Sabhas established under the Constitution, a humane, participative, informed and transparent process for land acquisition for industrialisation, development of essential infrastructural facilities and urbanisation with the least disturbance to the owners of the land and other affected families and provide just and fair compensation to the affected families whose land has been acquired or proposed to be acquired or are affected by such acquisition and make adequate provisions for such affected persons for their rehabilitation and resettlement and for ensuring that the cumulative outcome of compulsory acquisition should be that affected persons become partners in development leading to an improvement in their post acquisition social and economic status and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows:–

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-1

Section 1 – Short title, extent and commencement

Section 2 – Application of Act

Section 3 – Definitions

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-2

Section 4 – Preparation of Social Impact Assessment study

Section 5 – Public hearing for Social Impact Assessment

Section 6 – Publication of Social Impact Assessment study

Section 7 – Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment report by an Expert Group

Section 8 – Examination of proposals for land acquisition and Social Impact Assessment report by appropriate Government

Section 9 – Exemption from Social Impact Assessment

Section 10 – Special provision to safeguard food security

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-3

Section 11 – Publication of preliminary notification and power of officers thereupon

Section 12 – Preliminary survey of land and power of officers to carry out survey

Section 13 – Payment for damage

Section 14 – Lapse of Social Impact Assessment report

Section 15 – Hearing of objections

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-4

Section 16 – Preparation of Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme by the Administrator

Section 17 – Review of the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme

Section 18 – Approved Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme to be made public

Section 19 – Publication of declaration and summary of Rehabilitation and Resettlement

Section 20 – Land to be marked out, measured and planned including marking of specific areas

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-5

Section 21 – Notice to persons interested

Section 22 – Power to require and enforce the making of statements as to names and interests

Section 23 – Enquiry and land acquisition award by Collector

Section 24 – Land acquisition process under Act No 1 of 1894 shall be deemed to have lapsed in certain cases

Section 25 – Period within which an award shall be made

Section 26 – Determination of market value of land by Collector

Section 27 – Determination of amount of compensation

Section 28 – Parameters to be considered by Collector in determination of award

Section 29 – Determination of value of things attached to land or building

Section 30 – Award of solatium

The Land Acquisition Act 2013, Part-6

Section 31 – Rehabilitation and Resettlement Award for affected families by Collector

Section 32 – Provision of infrastructural amenities in resettlement area

Section 33 – Corrections to awards by Collector

Section 34 – Adjournment of enquiry

Section 35 – Power to summon and enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents

Section 36 – Power to call for records etc.

Section 37 – Awards of Collector when to be final

Section 38 – Power to take possession of land to be acquired

Section 39 – Additional compensation in case of multiple displacements

Section 40 – Special powers in case of urgency to acquire land in certain cases

Section 41 – Special provisions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Section 42 – Reservation and other benefits