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LAND ACQUISITION ACT 2013

Section 2 Application of Act

Section 3 Definitions

DETERMINATION OF SOCIAL IMPACT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE

A. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

Section 4 Preparation of Social Impact Assessment Study

Section 5 Public hearing of Social Impact Assessment

Section 6 Publication of Social Impact Assessment Study

 

 

B. APPRAISAL OF SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT BY AN EXPERT GROUP

Section 7 Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment Report by an Expert Group

Section 8 Examination of proposals for land acquisition and Social impact Assessment report by appropriate Government

Section 9 Exemption from Social Impact Assessment

SPECIAL PROVISION TO SAFEGUARD FOOD SECURITY

Section 10 Special Provision to safeguard Food Security

NOTIFICATION AND ACQUISITION

Section 11 Publication of preliminary notification and power of officers thereupon

Section 12 Preliminary survey of land and power of officers to carry out survey

Section 13 Payment of Damage

Section 14 Lapse of Social Impact Assessment report

Section 7 Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment Report by an Expert Group - The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013

Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment Report by an Expert Group - Section 7 of Land Acquisition Act 2013

 

Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment Report by an expert group is defined under section 7 of Land Acquisition Act 2013. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 7 of Land Acquisition Act 2013 "Appraisal of Social Impact Assessment Report by an Expert Group"

(1) The appropriate Government shall ensure that the Social Impact Assessment report is evaluated by an independent multi-disciplinary Expert Group, as may be constituted by it.

(2) The Expert Group constituted under sub-section (I) shall include the following, namely:-

( a ) two non-official social scientists;

(b) two representatives of Panchayat, Gram Sabha, Municipality or Municipal
Corporation as the case may be;

(c) two experts on rehabilitation; and

(4 a technical expert in the subject relating to the project.

(3) The appropriate Government may nominate a person from amongst the members of the Expert Group as the Chairperson of the Group.

(4) If the Expert Group constituted under sub-section (I) , is of the opinion that,-

(a) the project does not serve any public purpose; or

(b) the social costs and adverse social impacts of the project outweigh the potential benefits, it shall make a recommendation within two months from the date of its constitution to the effect that the project shall be abandoned forthwith and no further steps to acquire the land will be initiated in respect of the same:

Provided that the grounds for such recommendation shall be recorded in writing by the Expert Group giving the details and reasons for such decision:

Provided further that where the appropriate Government, inspite of such recommendations, proceeds with the acquisition. then, it shall ensure that its reasons for doing so are recorded in writing.

(5) If the Expert Group constituted under sub-section (I), is of the opinion that,-

(a) the project will serve any public purpose; and

(b) the potential benefits outweigh the social costs and adverse social impacts, it shall make specific recommendations within two months from the date of its constitution whether the extent of land proposed to be acquired is the absolute bare-minimum extent needed for the project and whether there are no other less displacing options available:

Provided that the grounds for such recommendation shall be recorded in writing by the Expert Group giving the details and reasons for such decision.

(6) The recommendations of the Expert Group referred to in sub-sections (4) and

(5) shall be made available in the local language to the Panchayat, Municipality or Municipal Corporation, as the case may be, and the offices of the District Collector, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate and the Tehsil, and shall be published in the affected areas, in such manner as may be prescribed and uploaded on the website of the appropriate Government.

 

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