The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act `2007

An Act to recognise and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded; to provide for a framework for recording the forest rights so vested and the nature of evidence required for such recognition and vesting in respect of forest land.
2007
  • RECOGNITION, RESTORATION AND VESTING OF FOREST RIGHTS AND RELATED MATTERS

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     Recognition of, and vesting of, forest rights in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers
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     Duties of holders of forest rights
  • AUTHORITIES AND PROCEDURE FOR VESTING OF FOREST RIGHTS

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     Authorities to vest forest rights in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers and procedure thereof
  • OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

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     Offences by members or officers of authorities and Committees under this Act
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     Cognizance of offences
  • MISCELLANEOUS

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     Members of authorities, etc., to be public servants
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     Protection of action taken in good faith
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     Nodal agency
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     Power of Central Government to issue directions
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     Act not in derogation of any other law
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     Power to make rules