Lok Adalat award cannot be basis for re-determination of compensation under Section 28A of Land Acquisition Act: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court set aside a Allahabad High Court order which had held that an award passed by the Lok Adalat can form the foundation for exercising power under Section 28A of the Land Acquisition Act.
Justice KM Joseph and Justice PS  Narasimha
Justice KM Joseph and Justice PS Narasimha

The Supreme Court has held that an award passed by a Lok Adalat under Section 20 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 cannot form the basis for re-determination of compensation contemplated under Section 28A of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 [NOIDA vs Yunus].

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