Section 14 in The Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010
Title: General effect of vesting of undertakings in Authority.
All contracts, agreements and working arrangements subsisting immediately before the date of notification issued under clause ( d ) of section 2, and affecting the land ports shall be of full force and effect as regards the Authority.
Title: Guarantee to be operative.
Any guarantee given for or in favour of land customs stations or immigration check posts with respect to a loan, lease or finance shall continue to be operative in relation to such stations or check posts which have been vested in the Authority by virtue of this Act.
Title: Compulsory acquisition of land for 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 National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956) or any other law for the time being in force.
Title: Contracts by Authority.
Subject to the provisions of section 18, 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 Authority.
(1) Every contract on behalf of the Authority, shall be made by the Chairperson or such officer of the Authority as may be generally or specially empowered in this behalf by the Authority and such contracts as may be specified, in the regulations, shall be sealed with the common seal o f the Authority:
Provided that no contract exceeding such value or amount as the Central Government may, by order fix in this behalf, shall be made unless it has been previously approved by the Central Government:
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, 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 provided by regulations.
(3) Any contract which is not in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations made thereunder shall not be binding on the Authority.