Section 99 in The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

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).]

Title: Difference in price of land when transferred for higher consideration to be shared.

Description: Whenever the ownership of any land acquired under this Act is transferred to any person for a consideration, without any development having taken place on such land, forty per cent. of the appreciated land value shall be shared amongst the persons from whom the lands were acquired or their heirs, in proportion to the value at which the lands were acquired within a period of five years from the date of acquisition: Provided that benefit shall accrue only on the first sale or transfer that occurs after the conclusion of the acquisition proceedings.

Title: Provisions to be in addition to existing laws.

Description: The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to and not in derogation of, any other law for the time being in force.

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