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Section 6 in The Land Acquisition Act, 1894
6 Declaration that land is required for a public purpose. —
(1) Subject to the provisions of Part VII of this Act, 25 [when the] 26 [appropriate Government] is satisfied after considering the report, if any, made under section 5A, sub-section (2), that any particular land is needed for a public purpose, or for a Company, a declaration shall be made to that effect under the signature of a Secretary to such Government or of some officer duly authorised to certify its orders 27 [, and different declarations may be made from time to time in respect of different parcels of any land covered by the same notification under section 4, sub-section (1), irrespective of whether one report or different reports has or have been made (wherever required) under section 5A, sub-section (2)]: 28 [ 29 [Provided that no declaration in respect of any particular land covered by a notification under section 4, sub-section (1),—
(i) published after the commencement of the Land Acquisition (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 1967 (1 of 1967) but before the commencement of the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act, 1984 68 of 1984) shall be made after the expiry of three years from the date of the publication of the notification; or
(ii) published after the commencement of the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act, 1984, shall be made after the expiry of one year from the date of the publication of the notification:]
30 [Provided further that] no such declaration shall be made unless the compensation to be awarded for such property is to be paid by a Company, or wholly or partly out of public revenues or some fund controlled or managed by a local authority. 31 [ Explanation 1.—In computing any of the periods referred to in the first proviso, the period during which any action or proceeding to be taken in pursuance of the notification issued under section 4, sub-section (1), is stayed by an order of a Court shall be excluded. Explanation 2.—Where the compensation to be awarded for such property is to be paid out of the funds of a corporation owned or controlled by the State, such compensation shall be deemed to be compensation paid out of public revenues]. State Amendments Andhra Pradesh. —In section 6,— [ Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 22 of 1976, sec. 2 (w.r.e.f. 12-9-1975)].
(2) 32 [Every declaration] shall be published in the Official Gazette, 33 [and in two daily newspapers circulating in the locality in which the land is situate of which at least one shall be in the regional language, and the Collector shall cause public notice of the substance of such declaration to be given at convenient places in the said locality (the last of the date of such publication and the giving of such public notice, being hereinafter referred to as the date of publication of the declaration), and such declaration shall state] the district or other territorial division in which the land is situate, the purpose for which it is needed, its approximate area, and where a plan shall have been made of the land, the place where such plan may be inspected.
(3) The said declaration shall be conclusive evidence that the land is needed for a public purpose or for a Company, as the case may be; and, after making such declaration the 34 [appropriate Government] may acquire the land in a manner hereinafter appearing.
(2) Nagpur (City). —Subject to the provisions of clauses 10 and 11* of this Schedule to the Nagpur Improvement Trust Act, 1936, the issue of a notice under sub-section (4) of section 32 of that Act, in the case of land acquired under that sub-section, and in any other case the publication of a notification under section 45 of that Act shall be substituted for, and have the same effect as a declaration by the Local Government under section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, unless a declaration under the last-mentioned section has previously been made and is in force. [ Vide C.P. Act 36 of 1936, sec. 61 and Sch., clause 2(2) (w.e.f. 1-1-1937); Maharashtra (Vidarbha Region) A.L.O., 1956]. * See State Amendments—Nagpur City under sections 23 and 24 post.
(3) In section 6, in sub-section (1), to the proviso, the following Explanation shall be deemed to have been added:— “ Explanation. —Where compensation to be awarded for such property is paid or to be paid out of any money provided by the State Government to a company, being a corporation owned or controlled by the State, whether provided as loan, grant or otherwise howsoever, for the purpose of payment of the whole or part of the compensation, such compensation shall be deemed to be compensation paid or to be paid out of public revenues.” [ Vide Maharashtra Act 24 of 1965, sec. 3]. In section 6,— Punjab: Haryana: Chandigarh. —Subject to the provisions of clauses 10 and 11* of the Schedule to the Punjab Town Improvement Act, 1922, the issue of a notice under sub-section (1) of section 32 of that Act in the case of land acquired under that sub-section, and in any other case the publication of a notification under section 42 of that Act shall be substituted for and have the same effect as a declaration by the State Government under section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, unless a declaration under the last-mentioned section has previously been made and is still in force. [ Vide Punjab Act 4 of 1922, sec. 59 and Sch., clause 2(2); Act 31 of 1966, sec. 88]. * See State Amendments—Punjab under sections 23 and 24 post.
(1) in sub-section (1)—
(2) after sub-section (1), insert the following new sub-section, namely:— “(1A) Where a declaration under sub-section (1) of this section or in pursuance of sub-section (2) of section 4 of the Land Acquisition (Amendment and Validation) Act, 1967 (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the said provisions”), could not be made before the expiry of the period specified in the said provisions due to stay or injunction by order of a court in respect of any land notified under sub-section (1) of section 4, then, notwithstanding anything contained in the said provisions, a declaration in respect of such land may be made under this section where the stay or injunction has been finally vacated, before the expiry of one year from the commencement of the Land Acquisition (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 1972, and where the stay or injunction is finally vacated after the commencement of the Act last mentioned, then within one year of such vacation of the stay or injunction; and there shall be paid simple interest calculated at six per centum per annum on the market value of such land as determined under this Act from the date of expiry of the period specified in the said provisions to the date of tender of payment of compensation awarded by the Collector for the acquisition of such land: Provided that, no interest shall be payable for any period during which the proceedings for the acquisition of such land were held up due to stay or injunction by order of a Court.” [ Vide Maharashtra Act 39 of 1972, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 10-10-1972)]. In section 6, in sub-section (2), for the words “shall be published in the Official Gazette”, substitute the words “shall be published in the Official Gazette or in the Government periodical entitled “Lok Rajya”, or in a newspaper having circulation in the local area”. [ Vide Maharashtra Act 29 of 1977, sec. 3 (w.e.f. 28-5-1977)].