The Andhra Land Revenue Assessments (Standardization) Repeal Act, 1979
Tamil Nadu Act 65 of 1979
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons. - The Andhra Land Revenue Assessments (Standardization) Act, 1956 (Andhra Act XXIX of 1956), as adopted by the Madras (Added Territories) Adaptation of Laws Order, 1961, is still in force in the added territories of Tiruttani taluk, Chengalpattu district and portion of North Arcot district. The Andhra Act provides for the standardization of land revenue assessment. As the Tamil Nadu Additional Assessment and Additional Water Cess Act, 1963 (Tamil Nadu Act 8 of 1963) applies to the whole of the State Of Tamil Nadu including the added territories, the levy of assessment Udder Tamil Nadu Act 8 of 1963, will be in addition to the standard rates of assessment levied under Andhra Act XXIX of 1956. With a view to secure uniformity of laws applicable throughout the State, it is proposed to repeal Andhra Act XXIX of 1956. 2. Consequent on the repeal of Andhra Act XXIX of 1956, there will be no law left for the levy of land revenue in that area. With a view to protect the preexisting land revenue assessment and to ensure that such repeal does not affect the levy and collection of the "current rates of assessment" as defined in clause (i) of section 2 of the said Andhra Act, suitable saving clause has been proposed. 3. The standard rates of assessment were levied and collected up to the 30th June 1964 in certain villages in the added territories and thereafter the collection was discontinued. In certain other villages in the added territories, the levy and collection was continued up to the 30th June 1966. It is, however, proposed to give retrospective effect to the repeal of the Andhra Act from the 1st July 1964. As regards the collections made on and from the 1st July 1964 and up to the 30th June 1966 in certain villages, necessary administrative orders have already been issued by Government for adjusting them against the demands on account of land revenue. 4. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects.|
(a) the repeal of the principal Act by section 2 shall not affect the levy and collection of the current rates of assessment aforesaid; and
(b) the State Government or any officer or authority subordinate to them, shall continue to exercise, all the powers which they had immediately before the commencement of the principal Act in respect of matters relating to fixation, reduction, enhancement, cancellation or revision of assessments fixed under the settlement or re-settlement notification in force in the added territories.