Patna: Bihar legislative assembly on Wednesday
passed the Bihar Special Survey and Settlement Bill, 2011
which aims at land reforms.
The bill was passed by the state legislative Assembly
by a voice vote after the speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary put
them for voting after a brief debate in the house.
Land Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Ramai Ram
introduced the Bihar Special Survey and Settlement Bill, 2011
and the Bihar Land Mutation, 2011, while HRD Minister P K
Shahi tabled the Patna University (Amendment) Bill, 2011 and
Bihar State University (Amendment) Bill, 2011 for discussion
by the members of the state assembly.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the twin
legislations on land reforms have been formulated to reduce
land-related disputes among the people and prevention of
forgery in sale and purchase of land.
Upon enactment of mutation law, land and house owners
will get a passbook mentioning the buyer and seller of the
properties and other details, he said, adding the bills have
been enacted in public interest and particularly benefit the
Mutation cases without having objections from any
person will be settled within 18 days, while the disputed ones
will be settled within 30 days.
The house had earlier passed the Bihar Lokayukta Bill,