Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Social Impact Assessment and Consent) Rules, 2014
Selection of the Social Impact Assessment team.—
The Social Impact
Assessment Unit shall be responsible for selecting the Social Impact Assessment
team for each project from the individuals and institutions registered or
empanelled in the Database of Qualified Social Impact Assessment Resource
Partners and Practitioners.
The Requiring Body
shall not be involved in any way in the appointment of the Social Impact
Assessment team being appointed to carry out the Social Impact Assessment.
3. The size and selection
criteria for the Social Impact Assessment team shall be as per the project
specific Terms of Reference developed by the Social Impact Assessment Unit.
4. The Social Impact
Assessment team may be constituted by appointing individuals or an organisation
with experience in conducting Social Impact Assessments or related field-based
assessments and the team may include—
combination of independent practitioners, qualified social activists,
academics, technical experts, who are not directly connected with the requiring
least one woman member;
5. A team leader shall
be appointed from amongst the Social Impact Assessment team to liaison with the
Social Impact Assessment Unit throughout the assessment period.
6. While selecting the
Social Impact Assessment team, it is to be ensured that there is no conflict of
interest involving the team members appointed to assess the concerned project.
at any stage, it is found that any team member or any family member of the team
member directly or indirectly receives any benefit from the Requiring Body or
any other stakeholder in the project, the said member shall be disqualified.
the members of Social Impact Assessment team shall give an undertaking that any
team member or any family member of the team member directly or indirectly
shall not receive any benefit from the Requiring Body or any other stakeholder
in the project.