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Land Acquisition Act, 1894

Land Acquisition Act, 1894






1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Repeal and saving
3 Definitions
4 Publication of preliminary notification and powers of officers thereupon
5 Payment for damage
5A Hearing of objections
6 Declaration that land is required for a public purpose
7 After declaration, Collector to take order for acquisition
8 Land to be marked out, measured and planned
9 Notice to persons interested
10 Power to require and enforce the making of statements as to names and interests
11 Enquiry and award by Collector
11A Period within which an award shall be made
12 Award of Collector when to be final
13 Adjournment of enquiry
14 Power to summon and enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents
15 Matters to be considered and neglected
15A Power to call for records, etc
16 Power to take possession
17 Special powers in cases of urgency
18 Reference to Court
19 Collector’s statement to the Court
20 Service of notice
21 Restriction on scope of proceedings
22 Proceeding to be in open Court
23 Matters to be considered in determining compensation
24 Matters to be neglected in determining compensation
25 Amount of compensation awarded by court not to be lower than the amount awarded by the Collector
26 Form of awards
27 Costs
28 Collector may be directed to pay interest on excess compensation
28A Re-determination of the amount of compensation on the basis of the award of the Court
29 Particulars of apportionment to be specif
30 Dispute as to apportionment
31 Payment of compensation or deposit of same in Court
32 Investment of money deposited in respect of lands belon
33 Investment of money deposited in other cases
34 Payment of interest
35 Temporary occupation of waste or arable land, procedure when difference as to compensation exists
36 Power to enter and take possession, and compensation on restorations
37 Difference as to condition of land
38 Section
38A Industrial concern to be deemed company for certain purposes
39 Previous consent of appropriate Government and execution of agreement necessary
40 Previous enquiry
41 Agreement with appropriate Government.
42 Publication of agreement
43 Sections 39 to 42 not to apply where Government bound by agreement to provide land for Companies
44 How agreement with railway company may be proved
44A Restriction on transfer, etc
44B Land not to be acquired under this part except for certain purpose for private companies other than Government companies
45 Service of notices
46 Penalty for/obstructing acquisition of land
47 Magistrate to enforce surrender
48 Completion of acquisition not compulsory, but compensation to be awarded when not completed
49 Acquisition of part of house or building
50 Acquisition of land at cost of a local authority or company
51 Exemption from stamp duty and fees
51A Acceptance of certified copy as evidence
52 Notice in case of suits for anything done in pursuance of Act
53 Code of Civil Procedure to apply to proceedings before Court
54 Appeals in proceedings before Court
55 Power to make rules


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