Functions of a Collector in respect of Conversion Cases [In West Bengal]

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Functions of a Collector in respect of Conversion Cases i.e. Change of Area, Character or use of Land under section 4C of West Bengal Land Reforms Act

1. Notification No. 4296-LR / 1A-05/07 GE(M), dated the 17th September 2009.

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (4) of section 2 of the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955 (West Bengal Act No. 10 of 1956) and in supersession of all earlier notifications on the subject-matter, the Governor is pleased hereby to appoint, with immediate effect, the officers mentioned in column (2) of Table below to discharge the functions of a Collector in respect of the conversion cases i.e. change of area, character or use of land under section 4C of the said Act, within the jurisdiction mentioned in column (3) of the said Table against each of such officers:

Table

sl. No.

Officers

Jurisdiction

(1)

(2)

(3)

1

Block Land and Land Reforms Officer Conversion of agriculture land not exceeding 0.10 acre, for non-agriculture purpose including homestead as well as for commercial and industrial purpose and vice versa.

2

Sub-divisional land and land Reforms Officer Conversion of agricultural land, exceeding 0.10 acre but not exceeding 1.00 acre, for non agricultural purpose including homestead as well as for commercial and industrial purpose and vice versa

3

District Land and Land Reforms Officer

All other cases not shown in column (3) of serial nos. 1 and 2 above.


Land Conversion under West Bengal Land Reform Act

the State of West Bengal

Refer: West Bengal Land Reform Manual

160. Change in land use is regulated by sections 4, 4A, 4B, 4C and 4D of the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955, and Rule 5A made there under.

Besides section 46 of the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning and Development) Act also places some restrictions on change in land use. While the latter Act is implemented by institutions authorised by the Planning Authority or the Development Authority in this behalf, provisions of the former Act are to be enforced by Officers of the Land and Land Reforms Administration.Continue Reading