Gohil Jesangbhai Raysangbhai & Ors. Vs. State of Gujarat & Anr.

Gohil Jesangbhai Raysangbhai & Ors. Vs. State of Gujarat & Anr.
Agricultural Land – Change of use
Civil Appeal No.4123-4127, 4129-4135 of 2012-Decided on 25-2-2014.
which resolution fixes the rates of premium to be paid to the State Government for converting, transferring, and for changing the use of land from agricultural to non-agricultural purposes. Thirdly, these appeals seek to challenge the minimum valuation of land as per the rates contained in the list called as “Jantri” prevalent since 20.12.2006…..The judgment rendered by a Division Bench dated 3.5.2011 in a group of these Letter Patent Appeals and Special Civil Applications once again repelled the challenge….. As far as the levy of the 80 per cent of the amount is concerned, it was submitted that it was unconscionable, and it would mean expropriation, and will be hit by Article 300A of the Constitution. Once we see the scheme of these provisions, in our view, no such submission can be entertained….. The last point which requires consideration is with respect to the period for considering the application, and granting the sanction. There is some merit in the submission of the appellants in this behalf. Such application cannot be kept pending indefinitely, and therefore we would expect the Collector to decide such applications as far as possible within 90 days from the receipt of the application, on the lines of the judgment of this Court in Patel Raghav Natha (supra). In the event the application is not being decided within 90 days, we expect the Collector to record the reasons why the decision is getting belated…read more