Sikkim Regulation of Transfer and Use of Lands Act, 1975
(Act No. 6 of 1975)
Last Updated 9th March, 2020 [sik151]
(a) no landowner shall transfer by sale, lease or any way whatsoever any land or right or interest in any land,
(b) no person shall fell, remove or dispose of any trees in any Land, and
(c) no person shall quarry any land or remove any sub soil material from any land without the permission in writing of the District Officer within whose jurisdiction the land is situated or of such other officer as may be specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf.(2) The State Government may make rules laying down the principles, and conditions in accordance with which the permission referred to in sub-section (1) may be granted. Explanation. - (1) "Land" means any land used or capable of being used for any agricultural or non-agricultural purpose and includes forests;
(2) "Landowners" means any person owing lands more than ten acres in area, whether in his own possession or otherwise, in the State of Sikkim.3. Contravention and penalties. - (1) Any transfer made in contravention of the provision of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 shall be void. (2) If any person commits a breach of provision of clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 2, he shall be punished with fine not exceeding two thousand rupees and if the breach is a continuing one, with a further fine not exceeding two hundred rupees for each day during which the breach continues and the trees or sub-soil materials, as the case may be shall be forfeited to the State Government. 4. Repeal of saving. - (1) The Sikkim Prevention of Transfer and Unauthorized Use of Lands Ordinance, 1975, is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the said Ordinance, any proceeding or remedy in respect of any' right, obligation or liability under the said Ordinance and relating to the period before such repeal may be instituted, continued or enforced as if the said Ordinance had been in force and had not been repealed. The Sikkim Regulation of Transfer and Use of Lands Bill, 1975 passed by the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim on the 6th day of September, 1957, having been reserved by the Governor for the consideration of the President was assented to by the President on 17.10.1975.