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Government orders inclusion of 13 central laws within purview of Land Acquisition Act 2013

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Under the removal of difficulties clause (Section 113) in the Land Act, the government has issued an ‘order’ to include 13 central Acts which extends the provisions relating to the determination of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement to all cases of land acquisition under 13 central acts which were left out in the 2013 law.

  • The 13 Central Acts were included under the purview of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013.

13 LAWS

  • UPA government extends the compensation and resettlement benefits under the law to land acquired under 13 different laws so far not covered including highways and railways laws.

This will mean land acquired for any purpose will now be eligible for the high compensation and resettlement under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (RFCTLARR Act).
The 13 central laws includes-
1. Railways Act, 1989.
2. Electricity Act, 2003.
3. Atomic Energy Act 1962.
4. Indian Tramways Act 1886.
5. Land Acquisition (Mines) Act 1885.
6. National Highways Act 1956.
7. Damodar Valley Corporation Act 1948.
8. Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines Act 1962.
9. Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act 1978.
10. Coal Bearing Areas Acquisition and Development Act 1957.
11. Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act, 1948.
12. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958.
13. Resettlement of Displaced persons(Land Acquisition) Act, 1948.

  • Under Section 113(1) of the RFCTLARR Act to extend the provisions relating to the determination of compensation in accordance with the First Schedule, rehabilitation and resettlement in accordance with the Second Schedule and infrastructure amenities in accordance with the Third Schedule shall apply to all cases of land acquisition under the enactments specified in the Fourth Schedule to the said Act