Scheduled Areas Transfer In odisha UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • The Odisha government on Friday announced that it has withdrawn the decision to amend the Orissa Scheduled Areas Transfer of Immovable Property (By Scheduled Tribes) Regulation, 1956, which would have allowed transfer of tribal land to non-tribals.

  • The government had put the decision on hold after facing flak from tribal groups and the Opposition.

  • The regulation not only prohibits the transfer of tribal land but also criminalises any forced alienation in Scheduled Areas. 

  • A Cabinet meeting held in the middle of the winter session of the State Assembly approved the proposal of withdrawing the decision to amend the regulation.

Orissa Scheduled Areas Transfer of Immovable Property (By Scheduled Tribes) Regulation, 1956

  • The law enacted by the Odisha state legislature to regulate the transfer of immovable property by members of Scheduled Tribes in the Scheduled Areas of the state. 

  • The regulation was enacted to protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes and to prevent their exploitation.

Key Provisions of the Regulation

  • Scheduled Tribes members cannot transfer their immovable property to non-Scheduled Tribes members without the prior permission of the competent authority.

  • Immovable property of Scheduled Tribes members cannot be attached or sold in execution of a money decree without the written permission of the competent authority.

  • The Collector has general control over the administration of the regulation and may make rules for carrying out its purposes.

Objectives of the Regulation

  • Protect the land and other immovable property of Scheduled Tribes members from alienation.

  • Prevent the exploitation of Scheduled Tribes members by non-Scheduled Tribes members.

  • Ensure that Scheduled Tribes members get a fair price for their immovable property.



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