Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Social Impact Assessment and Consent) Rules, 2014
Consent of the Gram Sabha.—
Collector shall in consultation with the representatives of the Gram Panchayats
or Autonomous District Councils notify the date, timing and venue for holding
special Gram Sabhas in the affected areas three weeks in advance and conduct
public awareness campaigns to motivate members of the Gram Sabhas to
participate in the Gram Sabhas.
The names and
signatures of all the members who attended the meeting of the Gram Sabha shall
be taken and kept in the records.
3. The quorum shall be
at least fifty per cent of the total members of the Gram Sabha for considering
the consent as valid:
that one third of the total women members of the Gram Sabha shall also be
present in the Gram Sabha meeting.
4. Printed copies with
the proposed terms and conditions for compensation, rehabilitation and
resettlement shall be made available in the local language at least three weeks
prior to the Gram Sabha meeting.
public private partnership projects and projects by private companies,
representatives of the Requiring Body, who are competent to take decision and
negotiate terms of Rehabilitation and Resettlement and compensation shall be
present at all such Gram Sabha meetings and respond to the queries raised by
the Gram Sabha members.
terms and conditions, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, compensation committed
by the Requiring Body shall be explained to the Gram Sabha members in the local
language and signatures of the members as well as the representative of
Requiring Body shall be obtained on such terms and conditions.
deliberations, the Gram Sabha shall pass a resolution with majority in PART-B
of FORM-IV giving or withholding consent for the proposed acquisition and the
resolution shall contain the negotiated terms and conditions for Rehabilitation
and Resettlement, compensation, impact management and mitigation that the
Requiring Body has committed and which have been signed by the District
Collector or designated district officer and the representative of the
Gram Sabha resolution once received shall be counter signed by the District
Collector or a designated District Officer and a signed copy shall be handed
over to all the panchayat representatives.
7. Any resolution that
does not explicitly contain a statement of consent to the project, a statement
of the negotiated terms of compensation and Rehabilitation and Resettlement
shall be invalid.
8. All the proceedings
of the Gram Sabha shall be video recorded, documented in writing and shall be
made available in the respective panchayat offices and uploaded on the website
of the appropriate Government.
9. Members of the Social
Impact Assessment team shall be present to assist the Gram Sabha meetings.