Disturbed Area Act to be amended: Gujarat government
The Gujarat government has decided to amend several provisions of the Disturbed Area Act soon. The amendments will be introduced through a bill to be tabled during the monsoon session of the Assembly that is likely to be held in August. The government took the decision after considering several recommendations received from different stakeholders.
After reviewing the Act, the government found out that the legislation was dated and had several loopholes which people were using to breach the same. "We observed that many of the people misuse the provision of power of attorney when they transfer the rights on properties," said Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel said. "This is simply a breach of the Disturbed Area Act and that leads to a huge loss of revenue to the government also. We are going to alter the provisions taking power of attorney in the act through the amendment."