Report No. 138
15. Tamil Nadu Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act, 1971.-
The Tamil Nadu Act of 1971 relating to slums makes the following main provisions:-
(a) declaration by the State Government of slum areas under section 3;
(b) registration of buildings in slum areas under section 4, which must be read, with section 5, empowering the prescribed authority to direct that no person shall erect a building in a slum area without its previous permission;
(c) power of the prescribed authority to require execution of works of improvement in a slum area under section 6;
(d) power of the prescribed authority to order demolition of buildings unfit for human habitation under section 9;
(e) power of the Government to declare any slum area to be a slum clearance area under section 11;
(f) power of the prescribed authority to redevelope a slum area under section 15;
(g) transfer to previous occupants-section 16;
(h) power of the State Government to acquire land in a slum area for improvement etc. under section 17;
(i) prohibition against eviction of tenants in a slum area without the permission of the prescribed authority1 under section 29;
(j) restoration of possession of premises vacated by a tenant as provide2 in section 31;
(k) exemption of buildings belonging to Government or Slum Clearance Board or local authority from the prohibition against eviction of tenants- section 33.
1. Para. 17, infra.
2. Para. 16(b), infra.