HC upholds Section 105 of land acquisition Act

The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of Section 105 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCT) Act of 2013. The provision was challenged because it exempts certain chapters of the legislation from being made applicable to acquisitions for national highways, railways, electricity and 10 other purposes.

A Division Bench of Justices T.S. Sivagnanam and V. Bhavani Subbaroyan held that striking down Section 105 would actually be detrimental, and not beneficial, to those whose lands were being acquired for national highways. The judges said the land owners might get deprived of benefits such as rehabilitation and resettlement provided to them. Read more

Courtesy: The Hindu