Payment of compensation
21. (1) On making an award under section 20, the Deputy Commissioner shall tender payment of the compensation awarded by him to the persons entitled thereto according to the award, and shall pay it to them unless prevented by someone or more of the contingencies mentioned in sub-section (2).
(2) If the persons entitled to compensation do not consent to receive or if there be no person competent to receive the compensation, or if there be any dispute as to the title to receive the compensation or as to the apportionment of it, the Deputy Commissioner shall keep the amount of the compensation in a deposit account in the Public Account of the Republic which shall be deemed payment of the compensation for the requisitioned property without any prejudice to the claim of the parties to be determined by the Arbitrator:
Provided that any person admitted to be interested may receive such payment under protest as to the sufficiency of the amount:
Provided further that no person who has received the amount otherwise than under protest shall be entitled to make any application under section 28:
Provided further that nothing herein contained shall affect the liability of any person, who may receive the whole or any part of any compensation awarded under this Part, to pay the same to the person lawfully entitled thereto.
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