25. Compensation for period of possession.-
(1) As soon as may be after the date of taking possession of the land, the Land Development Commissioner shall make an inquiry in the prescribed manner and determine-
(a) in respect of any land which on the said date was in the occupation of a tenant-
(i) the annual rent payable by him, and
(ii) the average net annual income, if any, after deducting rent derived by him during the three years immediately preceding the said date, and
(b) in respect of any other land, the average net annual income, if any, without deducting any land revenue payable, derived by the owner during the three years immediately preceding the said date.
(2) There shall be payable by the Government as compensation on each anniversary of the date of taking possession until the date referred to in sub-section (2) of section 24-
(a) in respect of such land as is referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1), the amount determined under sub-clause (i) thereof to the landlord, and the amount determined under sub-clause (ii) thereof to the tenant, and
(b) in respect of any other land, the amount determined under clause (b) of sub-section (1) to the owner.
(3) For the purposes of this section "landlord" means the person under whom the tenant holds land and to whom the tenant is, or but for a special contract would be, liable to pay rent for that land, and any reference to an owner, landlord or tenant shall be deemed to include a reference to the predecessors and successors in interest of the owner, landlord or tenant.