ASCI's Initiatives -RFCTLARR Act, 2013

The Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (CMLARR), ASCI, has been involved in extensive capacity building on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013 for various stakeholders. The Centre has also been engaged in supporting the Department of Land Resources, Government of India as well as various state governments in the implementation of the RFCTLARR Act, 2013.

CMLARR has conducted the first round of comprehensive capacity building on the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for the Governments of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Sikkim.The Centre has prepared a comprehensive training module as well as a Courseware on LARR, covering detailed step-wise procedures for LA and R & R in line with the RFCTLARR Act, 2013. A brief of the initiatives taken by the Centre is given below:

I Capacity Building

  1. Department of Land Resources, Government of India: Workshops for Revenue Secretaries for Formulation of Rules, Workshops for Senior State Officers and Public Sector Undertakings
  2. State Governments: CMLARR has completed the first round of capacity building on the RFCTLARR Act in Karnataka (6 rounds; 400 officers), Tamil Nadu (105 officers; three batches of 35 each for two days), Punjab and Sikkim
  3. Government Companies: Capsule on provisions of the Act and its implementation
  4. Public Sector Undertakings/Private Sector-
      • On-campus programs
      • Off-campus programs
      • Faculty support in the training interventions of various organizations.

 5. Development of a Dedicated Training Module on the New LARR Legislation

II Advisory Guidance

     1. Department of Land Resources, Government of India

      • Report for Formulation of Rules
      • Report for corrections, amendments required in the Act
      • Note for the implementation of the Act

     2. State Governments

      • Rules Committee: CMLARR was included by the Govt. of Telangana in a five member Committee to support the Group of Ministers in the finalization of RFCTLARR rules..
      • Panel of Environment & Social Experts: Advisory Guidance to Directorate of Energy, Government of Himachal Pradesh on Social/R & R Issues in Hydro-power Development.
      • Guidance to States on Steps to be taken for Rolling the Act

III Information Dissemination

      • The Regional Website, www.rlarrdc.org.in supported by the World Bank and AusAID as part of the CMLARR Centre Initiative has been used extensively by most stakeholders. The Website brings together the latest developments on the Act and the rules framed by various state governments.

September 2013:  Conducted a five day Course on LARR and the New Land Act for Senior Officers of Requiring Bodies- Attended by 40 participants from 20 Organizations

October 2013: Partnered the Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry of Rural Development for the National Conference on the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for the Revenue Secretaries of all the states. Submitted a Report to the DoLR for formulation of rules.

January 2014: Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy Collectors of Bangalore Region- Faculty Support to ATI, Karnataka – 100-120 Officials.

February 2014: Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy Collectors of Gulbarga Region- Faculty Support to ATI, Karnataka -80-90 Officials.

February 2014: Organised the SCCL sponsored National Workshop on Implementing the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 – Inaugurated by Smt. Vandana Jena, Secretary, Department of Land Resources and attended by 100 participants- Submitted Comprehensive Report to the DoLR for corrections required in the Act.

March 2014: Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy Collectors of Belgaum Region- Faculty Support to ATI, Karnataka – 120 Officials.

March 2014: Conducted a three day program on Social Impact Assessment in line with RFCTLARR Act, 2013. 25 participants from 15 organisations attended the program.

May 2014 - Conducted  a 5 day Course on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Senior of Officers of Requiring Bodies. 45 participants from various PSUs and state governments participated.

May 2014: Conducted a two day workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Department of Water Resources, Government of Karnataka at Almatti-65 Officials participated.

May 2014: One day workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for senior officials of NTPC

June 20, 2014:  One day workshop on the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Government of Punjab.

June-July: Conducted a 5 day workshop on LARR (Environment and Social Aspects) for ADB supported projects

August 2014:  Conducted a two day workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013  for  Cauvery Jal Nigama, Department of Water Resources, Government of Karnataka Mysore

August 2014: Conducted a 2 day workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013, Sponsored by NHPC for  State Government Functionaries and Project Officials, Sikkim.

August 2014: Conducted a two day workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for  Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd, Department of Water Resources, Government of Karnataka Mysore.

September 2014: Conducted a five day Course on LARR and the New Land Act for Senior Officers of Government and Requiring Bodies. 73 participants from more than 30 organisations participated.

February 2015: Conducted a five day Course on Implementing the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Senior Officers of Government and Requiring Bodies. 73 participants from more than 30 organisations participated.

April 2015: Conducted six days program on Implementation of the RFCTLARR Act training 105 Officers of Tamil Nadu Land Administration as Master Trainers.

April 2015: Conducted a three day course on Social Impact Assessment in line with the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Senior Officers of Government and Requiring Bodies

April 2015: Conducted a three day course on Implementing the RFCTLARR Act, 2013  for Senior Officers of Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project

May 2015: Conducted a Department of Land Resources, Government of India sponsored three day course on Implementing the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Revenue Department Officers of Government of North Eastern States.

CMLARR, ASCI – Important LARR-Capacity Building Efforts

S. No.

Customised/Announced Programs on LARR/CSR

No. of participants

Duration (& Dates)

1

Customised Program - NTPC Ltd.

29

3 days, (June 16-18, 010)

2

Customised Program - NHDC Ltd

20

5 days, (Oct’ 11-15, 2010)

3

Customised Program - NHPC Ltd

20

5 days, (Feb 28 - Mar,2011)

4

Customised Program - CIL Ltd

19

5 days, (June 6-10, 2011)

5

Announced Program–Effective LARR

24

5 days, (Sept’ 19-23, 2011)

6

Customised Program- IAS Officers

10

5 days, (Dec’ 5-9, 2011)

7

Customised Program - Border Roads Organization (BRO)

20

5 days, (Feb’ 27-Mar 3, 2011)

8

Customised Program - World Bank Supported Projects

29

7 Days, (April 2-8, 2012)

9

Announced Program-

Base line survey for R & R/CSR

20

3 days, (May 28-30 , 2012)

10

National Conference on Best Practices in R & R

60

2 Days, (Juy 2-3,  2012)

11

Customised Program - NPCIL Ltd

16

5 days, (July 23-27, 2012)

12

Customised Program- NTPC Ltd

23

3 days, (Sept’ 3-5, 2012)

13

Customised Program - Border Roads Organization (BRO)

20

5 days, (Sept’ 10-14, 2012)

14

Announced Program-Effective LARR

21

5 days, (Sept’ 23-27, 2012)

15

Customised Program - NPCIL

25

3 days, (Oct’ 29- 31, 2012)

16

Customised Program - NPCIL

25

2 days,(Nov’ 1-2, 2012)

17

Customised Program - Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL)

20

3 days, (Jan’ 3-5, 2013)

18

Customised Program - World Bank Supported Projects

26

5 days. (April 1-5 2013)

19

International Conference - Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Benefit Sharing and South South Learning Event

110

5 days, May 20-24, 2013

20

Customised Program - Asian Development Bank Funded Projects

33

5 days, (July 1-5, 2013)

21

Announced Program – CSR: Need Identification to Impact Assessment

24

5 days, (July 29-Aug’2, 2013)

22

Announced Program-Effective LARR

40

5 days, (Sept’ 23-27, 2013)

23

National Conference - The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

42

2 days,

(Oct’ 17-18, 2013)

24

Customised Program - Border Roads Organization

20

5 days

(November 25-29, 2013

25

State Workshop -RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy Collectors), Bangalore Region, Karnataka

120

One Day, January, 2014

26

State Workshop

RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy Collectors), Gulbarga Region, Karnataka

110

One Day, February 2014

27

State Workshop

RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Karnataka State Government Officials (Collectors, Deputy

Collectors), Belgaum Region, Karnataka

90

One Day, February, 2014

28

Customised Program – NPCIL

25

2 days

(February 10-11, 2014)

29

National Workshop - Implementing the RFCTLARR Act, 2013

100

2 days (Feb’18-19, 2014)

30

Announced Program-Social Impact Assessment In Line with the New LARR Legislation

25

3 Days, Mar 6 -8, 2014

31

Announced Program Implementing the New Legislation on LARR

45

5 days, May 05-09, 2014

32

Workshop: RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Senior

Officers of NTPC

40

One day, May, 2014

33

Workshop:RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for IAS

Officers and Senior Government

Functionaries of Govt. of Punjab

65

One day. May, 2014

34

In-company (Off Campus)

Implementing  The RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Ltd, Govt. of Karnataka at Alamatti

65

2 days. May 19-20, 2014

35

In-company (On Campus)

LARR – Capacity Building for ADB supported  projects

46

5 days. June 30-July 04, 2014

36

High Impact CSR – Need Assessment to Impact Evaluation

20

5 days, July 14-18, 2014

37

In-company (Off Campus)

Implementing  the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Executives of Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd., Govt. of Karnataka at Bangalore

37

2 days, August 5-6, 2014

38

In-company (Off Campus)

Implementing  the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Executives of Cauvery  Neeravari Nigam Ltd., Govt. of Karnataka at Mysore

46

2 days, August 7-8, 2014

39

In-company (Off Campus)

Implementing  the New Legislation on LARR, 2013 for Revenue Department Officers of Government of Sikkim (Sponsored by NHPC)

35

2 days, Aug’ 26-27, 2014

40

Announced Program -Implementing  the RFCTLARR Act, 2013

73

5 days, Sep’ 23-27, 201473

41

In-company (On Campus) -Improved Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation for Specialist Officers of NTPC (3 additional participants from THDC, SJVN and NLC).

23

13 days, Feb’ 16-28, 2015

42

Program on RFCTLARR Act, for Government of Tamil Nadu-Training of Master Trainers

33

2 days, April 6-7, 2015

43

Program on RFCTLARR Act, for Government of Tamil Nadu-Training of Master Trainers

34

2 days, April 8-9, 2015

44

Program on RFCTLARR Act, for Government of Tamil Nadu-Training of Master Trainers

39

2 days, April 10-11, 2015

45

Announced Program -Social Impact Assessment in line with RFCTLARR Act, 2013

41

3 days, April 20-22, 2015

46

In-company Program on RFCTLARR Act for Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project

26

3 days, April 27-29, 2015

47

Department of Land Resources, GoI Sponsored Program on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for the Revenue Officers of the North Eastern States

11

3 days, May 4-6, 2015

48

Learning Visit on LARR for Ministerial Delegation from Government of Uganda

10

10 days, May11-20, 2015

49

Announced Program-High Impact CSR: Need Identification to Impact Assessment

22

5 days, July 27-31, 2015

50

Announced Program- Management of LARR

67

5 days. October 5-9, 2015

51

International Program on LARR

16

8 days, Nov’ 08-15, 2015

52

Certificate Course on Management of LARR

29

15 days, Dec’ 06-20, 2015

53

CSR-Policy and Practice

25

3 days, Jan’ 11-13, 2016

54

Learning Visit on LARR for Senior Government Officials of Egypt.

17

8 days, Mar’ 06-13, 2016

55

Announced Program on Social Impact Assessment

31

3 days, Apr. 2016

56

Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Government of Sikkim

27

2 days, May 2016

57

CSR-Need Assessment to Impact Identification

22

5 days, June-July 2016

58

Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Government of Bihar

80

2 days, August 22-23, 2016

59

Customised Course on LARR for Dealing Officials of Coal India Ltd

21

12 days, Sept’ 10-21, 2016

60

Announced Program on LARR: The RFCTLARR Act, 2013 and Beyond

52

5 days, Sept’ 26-30, 2016

61

CSR and Sustainable Development

20

3 days, Dec’26-28, 2016

62

CSR and Sustainable Development

20

3 days, Jan’11-13, 2017

63

Customised Course on LARR for Dealing Officials of Coal India Ltd

20

12 days, Jan 16-27, 2017

64

Customised Course on LARR for Dealing Officials of NHPC Ltd

20

3 days , Feb 27-March 1, 2017

65

International - ASCI-NRCR Joint Certification Course on Improved Management of LARR

18

14 days, April 10-24, 2017

66

Announced Program on SIA

45

3 days, April 26-28, 2017



CMLARR has been involved in extensive capacity building and implementation support for the new Land Acquisition Act, 2013 for various stakeholders. A brief of the important initiatives taken by the Centre is given below:

I Capacity Building
1. Department of Land Resources, Government of India: Workshops for Revenue Secretaries for Formulation of Rules
2. State Governments: CMLARR has completed the first round of capacity building on the RFCTLARR Act for
• Karnataka (Six Workshops; 500 officers)
• Tamil Nadu (three Workshops; 105 officers; batches of 35 each for two days)
• Bihar (One Workshop; 100 officers; )
• Sikkim (Two Workshops; 50 officers)
• Punjab (One Workshop; 70 Officers)
• LARR Dealing Officers from 20 State Governments in ASCI Programs on RFCTLARR Act, 2013/Social Impact Assessment
3. Government Companies: Capsule on provisions of the Act and its implementation
4. Public Sector Undertakings/Private Sector
• On-campus programs
• Off-campus programs
• Faculty support in the training interventions of various organizations.
5. Development of a Comprehensive Training Module on the New LARR Legislation

II Advisory Guidance
1. Department of Land Resources, Government of India
• Report for Formulation of Rules
• Report for corrections, amendments required in the Act
• Note for the implementation of the Act

III. State Governments: Guidance to States for Rolling the RFCTLARR Act, 2013
IV. Empanelled as Expert Institution to Conduct Social Impact Assessment Study by Govts. of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and conducting Model SIAs for some state governments.