The Rajasthan Settlement Rents Retrospective Application (Validation) Act, 1959
Act No. 36 of 1959
[Published in the Rajasthan Gazette Extraordinary Part IV-A, dated September 7, 1959.]
[Received the assent of the Governor on the 28th day of August, 1959.]
An Act to validate the determination and payment of rents of agricultural holdings determined or fixed on the basis of sanctioned rent-rates during settlement operations as from the date of the commencement of the term of settlement or from the date on which such rent-rates have been made applicable whichever may be earlier.
Be it enacted by the Rajasthan State Legislature in the Tenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title. - This Act may be called the Rajasthan Settlement Rents Retrospective Application (Validation) Act, 1959.
2. Validation of rents made payable from a date prior to the date of order determining or fixing them. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any judgment, decree, decision or order of any court, tribunal or authority or in any custom, practice or usage, rents of agricultural holdings determined or fixed on the basis of rent-rates sanctioned during the course of settlement operations in any area within the State brought, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, under settlement or resettlement in accordance with any law that may have been in force in such area, shall, notwithstanding anything contained in such law, take effect and be payable as from the date fixed for the application of the sanctioned rent-rates or as from the date of commencement of the term of the settlement, whichever is earlier irrespective of the officer or authority who or which may have appointed either of such dates or may have determined or fixed the rents on the basis of sanctioned rent-rates.
(2) All rents of agricultural holdings referred to in sub-section (1), wherever ordered or expressed to take effect and be payable as from a date previously to that of the order determining of fixing the same shall, if such date does not fall previously to the date of the commencement of the term of settlement or the date fixed for the application of sanctioned rent-rates, be deemed to have been validly ordered or expressed so to take effect or be payable, notwithstanding anything contained in any law that may be or may have been in force and notwithstanding any defect or want of form, authority or jurisdiction.