The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on a batch of writ petitions which challenge Section 101A inserted by Haryana assembly in the Right to Fair Compensation Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013.
This provision gives state government the power to denotify a land acquired under the Land Acquisition Act 1894 if the public purpose for which the land was acquired becomes unviable or unnecessary.
This provision was inserted through an amendment passed by the Haryana legislature in 2018.
On Thursday, a bench comprising the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramaniam issued notice to the Haryana Government on the petitions.
The petitioners submit that the "unilateral power" given to the government to denotify the land was "arbitrary and unreasonable".