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Land Acquisition Act, 1894

ACT NO.1 OF 1894

Sections Particulars
Part I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Repeal
3 Definition
Part II Acquisition
4 Publication of preliminary notification and powers of officers of there upon
5 Payment for damage
5A Hearing of objections
6 Declaration that land is required for a public purpose
7 After declaration Collector to take order for acquisition
8 Land to be marked out, measured and planned
9 Notice to persons interested
10 Power to require and enforce the making of statements as to names and interests
11 Enquiry and award by Collector
12 Award of Collector when to be final
13 Adjournment of enquiry
14 Power to summon and enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents
15 Matters to be considered and neglected Taking possession
16 Power to take possession
17 Special powers in cases of urgency
Part III Reference To Court And Procedure Thereon
18 Reference to Court
19 Collectors statement to the Court
20 Service of notice
21 Restriction on scope of proceedings
22 Proceedings to be in open Court
23 Matters to be considered in determining compensation
24 Matters to be neglected in determining compensation
25 Rules as to amount of compensation
26 Form of awards
27 Costs
28 Collector may be directed to pay interest on excess compensation
Part IV Apportionment Of Compensation
29 Particulars of apportionment to be specified
30 Disputes as to apportionment
Part V Payment
31 Payment of compensation or deposit of same in Court
32 Investment of money deposited in respect of lands belonging to persons in competent to alienate
33 Investment of money deposited in other cases
34 Payment of interest
Part VI Temporary Occupation Of Land
35 Temporary occupation of waste or arable land. Procedure when difference as to compensation exists
36 Power to enter and take possession, and compensation on restoration
37 Difference as to condition on land
Part VII Acquisition Of Land For Companies
38 Company may be authorized to enter and survey
39 Previous consent of appropriate Government and execution of agreement necessary
40 Previous enquiry
41 Agreement with appropriate Government
42 Publication of agreement
43 Sections 39 to 42 not to apply where Government bound by agreement
44 How agreement with Railway Company may be proved
Part VIII Miscellaneous
45 Service of notices
46 Penalty for obstructing acquisition of land
47 Magistrate to enforce surrender
48 Completion of acquisition not compulsory, but compensation to be awarded when not completed
49 Acquisition of part of house of building
50 Acquisition of land at cost of a local authority or Company
51 Exemption from stamp-duty and fees
52 Notice in case of suits for anything done in pursuance of Act
53 Code of Civil Procedure to apply to proceedings before Court
54 Appeals in proceedings before Court
55 Power to make rules

[AS ON 1955]

An Act to amend the law for the acquisition of land for public purposes and for Companies.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law for the acquisition of land needed for public purposes and for Companies and for determining the amount of compensation to be made on account of such acquisition; It is hereby enacted as follows:-

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