J&K Administrative Council assents to amend certain provisions of Land Reforms Act

Big relief for landholders vested land under sections 6, 7, and 12 of the Agrarian Reforms Act, of 1976

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha gave its assent for authorizing the Revenue Department to move an amendment in Section 21 and Section 28-A  of the Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, and Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K attended the meeting.

The proposed amendments shall lift the prohibition on the transfer of land vested under sections 6,7 and 12 of the Act and bring these lands at par with the land vested under section 8 of the said Act. The proposed amendment bill will be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for placing before the Parliament for enactment.

The enactment will be a big relief to such landholders who were vested land under sections 6, 7, and 12 of the Agrarian Reforms Act, as this would enable them to sell off their land parcels which was earlier prohibited under the Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976.

The amendment will also lead to the vesting of revisional power to the Financial Commissioner Revenue which shall facilitate to disposal of the cases arising out of the said Act in the larger interest of the public.

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