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The Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act,1956

The Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act,1956




1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Declaration of slum areas
4 Power of competent authority to require improvement of buildings unfit for human habitation
5 Enforcement of notice requiring execution of works of improvement
6 Expenses of maintenance of works of improvement be recoverable from the occupiers of buildings
7 Power of competent authority to order demolition of buildings unfit for human habitation
8 Procedure to be followed where demolition order has been made
9 Power to declare any slum area to be a clearance area
10 Slum clearance order
11 Power of competent authority to re-develop clearance area or any part thereof
12 Power of Central Government to acquire land
13 Land acquired by Central Government to be made available to the competent authority
14 Right to receive compensation
15 Basis for determination of compensation
16 Apportionment of compensation
17 Payment of compensation or deposit of the same in court
18 Powers of competent authority relation to determination of compensation, etc
19 Tenants slum areas not to be evicted without permission of the competent authority
20 Appeals
21 Chapter not to apply to eviction of tenants from certain buildings
22 Power of entry
23 Powers of inspection
24 Power to enter land adjoining land where work is in progress
25 Braking into buildings
26 Entry to be made in the day time
27 Owners consent ordinarily to be obtained
28 Power of eviction to be exercised only by the competent authority
29 Power to remove offensive or dangerous trades from slum areas
30 Appeals
31 Service of notices, etc
32 Penalties
33 Order of demolition of buildings in certain cases
34 Jurisdiction of Courts
35 Previous sanction of the competent authority or officers authorised by it forprosecution
36 Power to delegate
37 Protection of action taken in good faith
38 Competent authority etc., to be public servants
39 Act to override other laws
40 Power to make rules

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