Section 19 in The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994
Title: Compulsory acquisition of land for the Authority
Any land required by the Authority for the discharge of its functions under this Act shall be deemed to be needed for a public purpose and such land may be acquired for the Authority under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (1 of 1894) or of any other corresponding law for the time being in force.
Title: Contracts by the Authority
Subject to the provisions of section 21, the Authority shall be competent to enter into and perform any contract necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Act.
Title: Mode of executing contracts on behalf of the Authority
(1) Every contract shall, on behalf of the Authority, be made by the Chairperson or such other member or such officer of the Authority as may be generally or specially empowered in this behalf by the Authority and such contracts or class of contracts as may be specified in the regulations shall be sealed with the common seal of the Authority:
Provided that no contract exceeding such value or amount as the Central Government may, from time to time, by order, fix in this behalf shall be made unless it has been previously approved by the Authority:
Provided further that no contract for the acquisition or sale of immovable property or for the lease of any such property for a term exceeding thirty years and no other contract exceeding such value or amount as the Central Government may, from time to time, by order, fix in this behalf shall be made unless it has been previously approved by the Central Government.
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the form and manner in which any contract shall be made under this Act shall be such as may be specified by regulations.
(3) No contract which is not in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the regulations shall be binding on the Authority.
Title: Power of the Authority to charge, fees, rent, etc
The Authority may,--
(i) with the previous approval of the Central Government, charge fees or rent—
(a) for the landing, housing or parking of aircraft or for any other service or facility offered in connection with aircraft operations at any airport, heliport or airstrip.
Explanation.--In this sub-clause "aircraft" does not include an aircraft belonging to any armed force of the Union and "aircraft operations" does not include operations of any aircraft belonging to the said force;
(b) for providing air traffic services, ground safety services, aeronautical communications and navigational aids and meteorological services at any airport and at any aeronautical communication station;
(c) for the amenities given to the passengers and visitors at any airport, civil enclave, heliport or airstrip;
(d) for the use and employment by persons of facilities and other services provided by the Authority at any airport, civil enclave, heliport or airstrip;
(ii) with due regard to the instructions that the Central Government may give to the Authority, from time to time, charge fees or rent from persons who are given by the Authority any facility for carrying on any trade or business at any airport, heliport or airstrip.
Title: Power of Authority to levy development fees at airports.
1[22A. Power of Authority to levy development fees at airports.--2[The Authority may,--
(i) after the previous approval of the Central Government in this behalf, levy on, and collect from, the embarking passengers at an airport other than major airports referred to in clause (h) of section 2 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (27 of 2008) the development fees at the rate as may be prescribed;
(ii) levy, on, and collect from, the embarking passengers at major airport referred to in clause (h) of section 2 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (27 of 2008) the development fees at the rate as may be determined under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 13 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008,
and such fees shall be credited to the Authority and shall be regulated and utilised in the prescribed manner, for the purposes of--]
(a) funding or financing the costs of upgradation, expansion or development of the airport at which the fee is collected; or
(b) establishment or development of a new airport in lieu of the airport referred to in clause (a); or
(c) investment in the equity in respect of shares to be subscribed by the Authority in companies engaged in establishing, owning, developing, operating or maintaining a private airport in lieu of the airport referred to in clause (a) or advancement of loans to such companies or other persons engaged in such activities.]
1. Ins. by Act of 43 of 2003, s.7 (w.e.f. 1-7-2004).
2. Subs. by Act of 27 of 2008, s. 54 and the Schedule, for certain words (w.e.f. 30-11-2008).