Award of compensation by Deputy Commissioner
7. (1) On the date so fixed, or on any other date to which the enquiry has been adjourned, the Deputy Commissioner shall proceed to enquire into the statement, if any, which any person has made pursuant to a notice given under section 6 and into the value of the property at the date of the publication of the notice under section 3, and into the respective interests of the persons claiming the compensation and shall make an award of -
(a) the compensation which, in his opinion, shall be allowed for the property; and
(b) the apportionment of the said compensation among all the persons known or believed to be interested in the property, of whom, or of whose claims, he has information.
(2) The award made by the Deputy Commissioner shall, except as hereinafter provided, be final.
[(3) The Deputy Commissioner shall, within seven days from the date of making award of compensation,-
(a) give notice of his award to the person interested;
(b) send the estimate of the award of compensation to the requiring person.
(4) The requiring person shall deposit the estimated amount of the award of compensation with the Deputy Commissioner in the prescribed manner within sixty days from the date of receipt of the estimate.]