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The State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXVIII Of 1951 )

1অধ্যায় এর নাম XVIIA

LAND SURVEY TRIBUNAL AND LAND SURVEY APPELLATE TRIBUNAL

Land Survey Tribunal
145A. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, establish as many Land Survey Tribunals as may be required to dispose of the suits arising out of the final publication of the last revised record-of-rights prepared under section 144.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, fix and alter the territorial limits of the jurisdiction of any Land Survey Tribunal.
 
 
(3) The Government shall, in consultation with the Supreme Court, appoint the judge of the Land Survey Tribunal from among persons who are Joint District Judges.
 
 
 
 
(4) No suit other than the suits arising out of the final publication of the last revised record of rights prepared under section 144 shall lie in the Land Survey Tribunal.
 
 
 
 
(5) If any suit arising out of the final publication of the last revised record-of-rights prepared under section 144 is instituted in any civil court before the establishment of the Land Survey Tribunal under this section, such suit shall stand transferred to the Tribunal as soon as it is established.
 
 
 
 
(6) Subject to the provision of sub-section (7), any person aggrieved by the final publication of the last revised record-of-rights prepared under section 144 may, within one year from the date of such publication or from the date of the establishment of the Land Survey Tribunal, whichever is later, file a suit in such Tribunal.
 
 
 
 
(7) A suit may be admitted within next one year after the expiry of the period specified in sub-section (6), if the Land Survey Tribunal is satisfied with the reasons for delay shown by the plaintiff.
 
 
 
 
(8) The Tribunal shall be competent to declare the impugned record-of-rights to be incorrect and further direct the concerned office to correct the record-of-rights in accordance with its decision, and may also pass such other order as may be necessary.
Land Survey Appellate Tribunal
145B. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, establish as many Land Survey Appellate Tribunals as may be required to hear the appeals arising out of the judgment, decree or order of the Land Survey Tribunals.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, fix and alter the territorial limits of the jurisdiction of any Land Survey Appellate Tribunal.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Government shall appoint the judge of the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal from among persons who are or have been Judges of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.
 
 
(4) No appeal other than the appeals arising out of the judgment, decree or order of the Land Survey Tribunal shall lie in the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal.
 
 
 
 
(5) Subject to the provision of sub-section (6), any person aggrieved by any judgment, decree or order of the Land Survey Tribunal may, within three months from the date of such judgment, decree or order, prefer an appeal to the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal.
 
 
 
 
(6) An appeal may be admitted within next three months even after the expiry of the period specified in sub-section (5), if the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal is satisfied with the reasons for delay shown by the appellant.
Appeal to the Appellate Division
145C. An appeal from a judgment or order of the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal shall lie to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court only if the Appellate Division grants leave to appeal.
Powers and procedure of Tribunals
145D. (1) For the purposes of disposal of suits or appeals, a Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal, as the case may be, shall exercise the powers and follow the procedure under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908), so far as not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, in respect of the following matters, namely:-
 
 
 
 
(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him;
 
 
 
 
(b) requiring the discovery and production of any document;
 
 
 
 
(c) requiring evidence on affidavit;
 
 
 
 
(d) requisitioning any public record or a copy thereof from any office;
 
 
 
 
(e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents; and
 
 
 
 
(f) such other matters as may be prescribed by rules.
 
 
 
 
(2) Any proceeding before a Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of section 193 of the Penal Code (XLV of 1860).
 
 
(3) A Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal shall sit at such place or places as the Government may fix.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Judge of the Land Survey Tribunal or Land Survey Appellate Tribunal may make such administrative arrangements as he considers necessary for the performance of the functions of the Land Survey Tribunal or Land Survey Appellate Tribunal, as the case may be.
 
 
 
 
(5) The Land Survey Appellate Tribunal may, of its own motion or upon an application made to it, by order in writing, transfer, at any stage of the proceedings, any suit from one Land Survey Tribunal to another Land Survey Tribunal within the territorial limits of its jurisdiction.
Finality of Tribunals’ decisions and orders
145E. Subject to the decisions and orders of the Land Survey Appellate Tribunal and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, as the case may be, the decisions and orders of the Land Survey Tribunal shall be final.
Bar to jurisdiction of Civil Courts
145F. No suit arising out of the final publication of the last revised record-of-rights prepared under section 144 shall lie in any civil court within the territorial limits of the jurisdiction for which a Land Survey Tribunal is established under section 145A.
Power to abolish Tribunals, etc.
145G. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, at any time, abolish any Land Survey Tribunal established under section 145A and any Land Survey Appellate Tribunal established under section 145B, and while so abolishing, the Government shall, in the same notification, specify the courts where the suits, appeals and other proceedings pending in such Tribunals at the time of such abolition shall be transferred to and be disposed of.
Overriding effect
145H. Notwithstanding anything contained to the contrary, in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, the provisions of this Chapter, shall prevail.
Rule making power
145I. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Chapter.]

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    Chapter XVIIA was inserted by section 2 of the State Acquisition and Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act No. IX of 2004).
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