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5) Discuss the main features of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR Act) and also examine how LARR Act has altered the traditional relationship between the state and the citizen.

Topic Land reforms

5) Discuss the main features of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR Act) and also examine how LARR Act has altered the traditional relationship between the state and the citizen. (250 Words)

The Hindu

Why this question?

This question is important because it’s in news and is also an important issue  considering how acquisition of land has always been a contentious issue between the state and citizens.   This question just tries to make you revise provisions of LARR Act and elicit opinion about how it has affected relationship between state and citizen. Once the SC gives verdict on this Act, we will focus on the verdict next time. 

Key demand of the question:

More focus should be on discussing Act’s features and examining how it has affected relationship between state and citizen. 

Directive Word:

 

Discuss: Present all dimension of the LARR Act. You may comment here and there too. Major focus of your answer should be on this part. 

Examine:  Present facts how LARR Act has affected relationship between state and citizen. No need to comment. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write how progressive the LARR act has been and how it has empowered citizens compared to earlier times. 

Briefly in 1-2 lines write background of this Act.

In the body, in TWO mains parts, first Discuss features and then Examine effect of this Act on relationship between state and citizens. In the second part, you should use imagination to write 3-4 points. Provide examples, especially in the second part. 

In the conclusion, write 1-2 lines on LARR Act’s contentious provision and need for court to clear confusions.

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