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Land Reforms

West Bengal Land Reforms Tribunal Act, 1991

An Act to provide for the setting up of Regional Land Reforms Tribunals and a Special Land Reforms Tribunal in pursuance of article 323B of the Constitution of India and for the adjudication and trial by such Tribunals of disputes and applications with respect to the matters relating to land reforms and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
LAW DEPARTMENT
Legislative

11th December, 1991

West Bengal Act XII of 1991

THE WEST BENGAL LAND REFORMS TRIBUNAL ACT, 1991.

An Act to provide for the setting up of Regional Land Reforms Tribunals and a Special Land Reforms Tribunal in pursuance of article 323B of the Constitution of India and for the adjudication and trial by such Tribunals of disputes and applications with respect to the matters relating to land reforms and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

CHAPTER I
Preliminary.

1. Short title, extent and commencement.

2. Definitions.

3. Act to have over-riding effect.

CHAPTER II
Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

4. Establishment of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

5. Regional Land Reforms Tribunal to exercise jurisdiction etc. and perform functions by Bench or Benches.

6. Power to make Regulations.

7. Territorial jurisdiction of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

8. Jurisdiction, power and authority of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

9. Application to Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

10. Reference of application to Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

11. Exclusion of jurisdiction of courts.

12. Transfer of pending cases from courts etc.

13. Procedure of transfer of application etc.

14. Exclusion of jurisdiction of other Tribunals and courts.

CHAPTER III
Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

15. Establishment of Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

16. Power to make regulations.

17. Jurisdiction, power and authority of Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

18. Exercise by Special Land Reforms Tribunal of jurisdiction, power and authority exercisable by courts.

19. Exclusion of jurisdiction of courts.

20. Transfer of pending cases from High Court etc.

21. Reference jurisdiction.

22. Application to Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

23. Appeal to lie to Supreme Court.

24. Reference to the High Court to be deemed to be reference lo Special Land Reforms Tribunal or Regional Land Reforms Tribunal.

25. Notification under section 17 to be issued first.

CHAPTER IV
Miscellaneous.

26. Appointment of Assessors and Surveyors.

27. Report of Assessor or Surveyor.

28. Execution of order passed by a Regional Land Reforms Tribunal or the Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

29. Proceedings to be deemed to be judicial proceedings.

30. Power to punish for contempt of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal or Special Land Reforms Tribunal.

31. Power of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal and Special Land Reforms Tribunal to take evidence on oath etc.

32. Appearance before a Regional Land Reforms Tribunal or the Special Land Reforms Tribunal in any proceeding.

33. Members, Technical Members, officers and other employees of Regional Land Reforms Tribunal and Chairman, Judicial Members, Administrative Members, officers and other employees of Special Land Reforms Tribunal to be deemed to be public servants.

34. Protection of action taken in good faith.

35. Power to make rules.

36. Power to remove difficulty.

37. Amendment of certain enactments.

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