Niti Aayog releases draft model Act on land titles

On Thursday, The Niti Aayog has released a draft model Act and guidelines for states on indisputable land titling with an objective to lessen litigations and relieve the land acquisition process for infrastructure projects.

The model Act and guidelines will issue the state government’s power to order for the establishment, administration, and management of a system of title registration of immovable properties.

The main objective of the draft model Act is to lessen a large number of land-related litigations and also upgrade land acquisitions for the infrastructure projects.

Beneath the model Act, the land dispute resolution officer and land title appellate tribunal are one-shot institutions that will fade away as the work reduces.

Additionally, after three years of its notification, the registration of title attains conclusivity with no exterior motion.

Conclusive land titles are guaranteed by the state for the correctness and entail provision for compensation by the state in case of any dispute.

According to the draft Act, any person aggrieved by an entry in the Record of Titles notified under Section 11 may file an objection before the Title Registration Officer within three years from the date of such notification.

Following this, the Title Registration Officer shall make an entry to that impact in the Register of Titles and within the Register of Disputes and refer the case to the land dispute resolution officer.

A celebration affronted with an order of the land dispute resolution officer could file an appeal earlier than the Land Titling Appellate Tribunal within 30 days of passing of such an order.

TOI reported, that a particular bench of the High court shall be appointed to cope with appeals towards the orders passed by the Land Titling Appellate Tribunal.

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