STATE LAND (CLAIMS) ORDINANCE
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title.
3. Application to the Board established by the Land Settlement Ordinance, for the revision of orders.
4. Stamp duty on Petitions.
5. Powers of the Board and Procedure in respect of applications.
6. Effect to be given to decision of the Board, if accepted.
7. Orders of Settlement Officer and decisions of the Board not to be considered by courts.
21 of 1931.
AN ORDINANCE to provide for the consideration and decision of applications in respect of claims to lands at the disposal of the state
[Date of Commencement: 1st July, 1931]
1. Short title
This Ordinance may be cited as the State Land (Claims) Ordinance.
In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires—
"claim” means any claim made otherwise than under the Land Settlement Ordinance, to land which may lawfully be granted or disposed of by the State, and "claimant” means any person making a claim;
"interest”, in relation to any land, means an interest less than the full ownership of the land;
"Settlement Officer” means the Settlement Officer and any Assistant Settlement Officer appointed under the Land Settlement Ordinance, and any Government Agent or Assistant Government Agent;
"share”, in relation to any land, means an undivided share of the land.
3. Application to the Board established by the Land Settlement Ordinance, for the revision of orders
(1) Where the Settlement Officer, in pursuance of the authority of the President, investigates any claim and makes an order in relation thereto, he shall communicate such order to the claimant in writing.
(2) Any offer made under this section shall be assessed in accordance with the rules in force for the time being under section 6 of the Land Settlement Ordinance.
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