State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950 (East Bangal Act No. XXVIII of 1951). | Land Portal

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This Act provides for the acquisition by the State of the interests of rent-receivers. It consists of 19 Chapters divided into 152 sections: Preliminary (I); Special provisions for the acquisition of the interests of certain rent-receivers (II); Special provisions regarding lands held in lieu of service (III); Preparation of record-of-rights (IV); Assessment of compensation and acquisition of interests of rent-receivers and of certain other interests (V); Special provisions for preparation of compensation assessment-rolls in respect of properties acquired under Chapter II (VA); Authorities for the preparation of compensation assessment-roll (VI); Revision of the compensation assessment-roll and the decision of disputes with regard to compensation (VII); Payment of compensation (VIII); Provisions relating to arrears of revenue, rent and cesses (IX); Special provisions relating to arrears of rent (IXA); Provisions relating to indebted rent-receivers (X); Miscellaneous (XI); Application of this part and class of agricultural tenants (XII); Incidents of holding of raiyats, and transfer, purchase and acquisition of lands (XIII); Provisions as to assessment, enhancement and reduction of rent (XIV); Amalgamation, subdivision and consolidation of holdings (XV); Provisions as to rent and realization of rent (XVI); Maintenance and revision of the record-of-rights (XVII); Land Survey Tribunal and Land Survey Appellate Tribunal (XVIIA); Jurisdiction, appeal, revision and review (XVIII); Special provisions for exemption of rent (XVIIIA); Special provisions for exemption of land revenue in relation to agricultural land (XVIIIB); Rules (XIX).The Act is a complex one dealing with the State collecting land rent interests paid off by the tenants, the possible reduction of the rent value due to natural calamities affecting the amount of land to be used or cultivated, the ethnic groups entitled to rent land, the possibility to rent land that belongs to the Government, the rules for transferring land from one renter to another and for the mortgage. Furthermore, the Act provides for the limitation in size of the rented land depending on its use (cultivated land, non agricultural land).

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