Centre, likely to promulgate Land Ordinance for fourth time


New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will in all probability promulgate the land ordinance for the fourth time after the Monsoon session of the Parliament concludes.

The Joint Committee of the Parliament is headed by Bharatiya Janata party MP SS Ahluwaliya is looking into the contentious legislation. The committee meanwhile has planned to seek a two-week extension till August 3 to finalize its reports.

Indications are that the panel is unlikely to come out with its report during the Monsoon session and could seek further extension, making it necessary for the government to re-promulgate the ordinance once again. The ordinance was promulgated for the third time on May 31.

The government has so far maintained that re-promulgation was necessary for maintaining its continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired.