Land tribunal to take off in Oct
PATNA: Disposal of land dispute cases would gain more momentum with the land dispute tribunal all set to become operational early next month.
Sources said, the tribunal housed at 11, Polo Road, has been provided with the necessary infrastructure like rooms, staff and furniture for the chairperson and members. The judicial body is headed by justice (retd) Mridula Mishra while Ram Parvesh Sharma is its judicial member and Lallan Singh its administrative member.
“The tribunal will be formally operational by early next month,” said a senior officer in the land revenue department.
The tribunal will be the final appellate body to hear land related cases involving 11 different laws, including the Bihar land reforms Act, 1950, ceiling Act, Bihar bhoodan yajna committee Act, Bihar tenancy Act and Bihar settlement manual.
The judicial body would also hear cases related to land dis-
THE TRIBUNAL WILL BE THE FINAL APPELLATE BODY TO HEAR LAND RELATED CASES INVOLVING 11 DIFFERENT LAWS, INCLUDING BIHAR LAND REFORMS ACT, 1950, CEILING ACT AND BIHAR TENANCY ACT AND BIHAR SETTLEMENT MANUAL
putes transferred by the Patna high court from time to time.
Officials said, the tribunal would go a long way in disposal of land related cases pending at different forums, including the board of revenue and civil court.
In mid 2000, the Patna high court had directed the state government to set up the tribunal, so that cases filed under revenue laws could be disposed of faster.
Under the Act, the tribunal will have powers vested in the civil court under the code of civil procedure, 1908.
Land related cases have piled up in the state as the tribunal is yet to become operational.