Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
54. Qualifications for appointment as Presiding Officer.
1. A person shall not be qualified for appointment as the Presiding Officer of an Authority unless,—
a. he is or has been a District Judge; or
b. he is a qualified legal practitioner for not less than seven years.
2. A Presiding Officer shall be appointed by the appropriate Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of a High Court in whose jurisdiction the Authority is proposed to be established.