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Section 27 -Air Corporations Act, 1953

Air Corporations Act, 1953



27. Mode of giving compensation.—


(1) When the amount of compensation to be given under this Act to an existing air company has been determined under section 25, the Corporation shall give to the company one or more bonds of the face value of the amount of compensation so determined less such portion thereof as is payable in cash under this section.


(2) Out of the compensation to be given to each of the existing air companies under this Act, there shall be paid in cash—


(a) ten per cent of the amount of compensation payable to each of such companies (which percentage shall be uniformly applicable to all existing air companies); or


(b) the amount borrowed by any such company from any bank and outstanding on the 31st day of December, 1952, or on the appointed date, whichever amount is less; or


(c) an amount equal to the cash of any such company, including cash in deposit with a bank, which has vested in the Corporation under this Act;


whichever of the amount specified in clauses (a), (b) and (c) is the greatest.


(3) The bonds aforesaid shall be issued by the Corporation with the previous approval of the Central Government and shall be negotiable and shall be redeemed at their face value by the Corporation concerned on the demand of the holder within one hundred and eighty days after the expiry of five years from the date of their issue and the redemption of the bonds and payment of all interest thereon shall be guaranteed by the Central Government.


(4) If within the expiry of the said period of one hundred and eighty days, the holder of any bond fails to require payment of its face value from the Corporation concerned, the bond shall cease to be redeemable at the option of the holder:


Provided that in any case the Corporation may by notice require the holder of the bond to accept its face value in cash at any time whether before or after the expiry of the period of five years aforementioned.


(5) The holder of the bond shall be entitled to receive from the Corporation interest on the bond at three-and-a-half per cent. per annum at such intervals as may be prescribed, with effect from the appointed date and until the bond is duly redeemed.


(6) Bonds issued under this section shall, for the purpose of redemption and of computing interest, be deemed to have been issued on the appointed date.


(7) Any bond issued under the provisions of this section shall be deemed to be a security in which a trustee may invest trust monies within the meaning of section 20 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (2 of 1882).



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