Section 97 in The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

Title: Acceptance of certified copy as evidence.

Description: In any proceeding under this Act, a certified copy of a document registered under the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908) including a copy given under section 57 of that Act, may be accepted as evidence of the transaction recorded in such document.

Title: Notice in case of suits for anything done in pursuance of Act.

Description: No suit or other proceeding shall be commenced against any person for anything done in pursuance of this Act, without giving to such person a month's previous notice in writing of the intended proceeding, and of the cause thereof, nor after tender of sufficient amendments.

Title: No change of purpose to be allowed.

Description: No change from the purpose or related purposes for which the land is originally sought to be acquired shall be allowed: Provided that if the land acquired is rendered unusable for the purpose for which it was acquired due to a fundamental change because of any unforeseen circumstances, then the appropriate Government may use such land for any other public purpose.

Title: No change of ownership without permission to be allowed.

Description: No change of ownership without specific permission from the appropriate Government shall be allowed.

Title: Return of unutilised land.

Description: When any land acquired under this Act remains unutilised for a period of five years from the date of taking over the possession, the same shall be returned to the original owner or owners or their legal heirs, as the case may be, or to the Land Bank of the appropriate Government by reversion in the manner as may be prescribed by the appropriate Government. Explanation.--For the purpose of this section, "Land Bank" means a governmental entity that focuses on the conversion of Government owned vacant, abandoned, unutilised acquired lands and tax-delinquent properties into productive use. STATE AMENDMENTS Andhra Pradesh "In the principal Act, in section 101, for the words "a period of five years", the words "a period specified for setting up of any project or for five years, whichever is later," shall be substituted." [Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 22 of 2018, sec. 11 (w.e.f. 1-1-2014).]