Bhatt & Joshi Associates being one of the top law firms in Gujarat provides a complete gamut of Legal Services and expert counsel regarding the Land Revenue Law in Gujarat and GRT Lawyers.  We being the GRT Lawyers advise our clients on all Land Revenue Law related matters falling under the purview of the GRT. We also facilitate online drafting of all documents, petitions, representations related to Land Revenue Laws through our expert GRT Lawyers. Land Revenue Law is a State subject hence the entire legislation regulating the controlling laws in India is enacted and regulated by the respective states. There are multiple Revenue Laws, which fall under the purview of the GRT; and the decisions of the GRT are straightaway channallable before the High Court of Gujarat.

Gujarat Revenue Tribunal

The Bombay Revenue Tribunal has been constituted by the GNRD No. 4877/33, between 01.04.1937 to  01.08.1939 and since then Bombay Revenue Tribunal Act, 1939 came into force. Shri. Govind Madgavkar, ICS (Retd) Judge, Bombay High Court, came to be appointed as the first president on  31.07.1939 by the Revenue Dept. Notification No. 4877/33; The Bombay Revenue Tribunal Rules, 1939 have also come into force along with the act.. The said act came to be repealed by the The Bombay Revenue Tribunal Act, 1957, that came into force via Notification GRRD No. 1558/81346/R, Dated. 16.05.1958. the Tribunal has the jurisdiction to entertain and decide appeals from and revise decisions and orders of officers, not below the rank of a Collector or Deputy Commissioner, in respect of cases arising under the provisions of the enactments specified in the First Schedule. Apart from the First Schedule the Tribunal has also got the jurisdiction to administer provisions of the following acts:

  1. Bombay/Gujarat  Public Trust Act, 1950
    1. Appeal under Section 36(3)
  2. Bombay/Gujarat Land Revenue Revenue Code 
    1. Appeals under Section 37(2) and 79-A(A) (એ) 
    2. Section 39 A
    3. Section 117 KK
  3. Bombay City Land Revenue Act 1876
  4. Gujarat Tenancy And Agricultural Lands Act 1948
    1. Revision Application under Section 76
    2. Section 4,14,15,25,29,31,32 to 32 u, 43A, 63, 64, 74, 76A, 84, 84A, 84B, 84C, 84D, 85A, 88A, 88B, 88C, 88CA and 88CB
  5. The Gujarat Agricultural Lands Ceiling Act, 1960
    1. Revision under Section 38
    2. Section 20, 21, 2,6,8 and 9
    3. Appeal under Section 36
    4. Section 35, 36, 37 and 38
  6. Jagir Abolition Act, 
  7. Talukdari Tenure Abolition Act, 
  8. Kutch Tenancy Act (Kutch and Vidarbh Area),
  9. Kutch Inam Abolition Act, 
  10. Saurashtra Land Reforms Act,
  11. Estate Acquisition Act, 
  12. Barkhali Abolition Act,
  13. Sarviging Alienation Abolition ACt, 
  14. Patal Watan Abolition Act
  15. Gujarat Panchayat Act, Section 113
  16. Bombay Revenue Tribunal Act, 1957
    1. Review Application under Section 17 
    2. Restoration application under Section 20
    3. Abatement under Section 24 and 25
    4. Miscellaneous Application under Section 28
  17. The Gujarat Private Forests (Acquisition) Amendment Act, 1974
    1. Appeal under section 12

The GRT Act and the Rules thereof determines qualifications of the President, Registrar and  Assistant Registrar. 

What should you search for in your GRT Lawyers? 

  • Combination of Experienced Lawyers and Young Lawyers: A Firm having a team of energetic, dynamic young blood with a combination of most experienced, specialist GRT Lawyers competent to represent your case at GRT, SSRD, High Court and Supreme Court; because the Land Revenue Cases are highly intertwined and a GRT Lawyers cannot work in isolation and have to represent at the courts of multiple jurisdiction. 
  • Fact collection: Sometimes there are more than one conceivable arrangements or parcel of points of reference to help the argument. Thus, your GRT Lawyers ought to have that ability to assess every one of the potential outcomes before presenting the same before GRT, SSRD, High Court and Supreme Court. It must also be noted that the High Court also exercises Writ Appellate Jurisdiction, which is also known as Letters Patent Appeal. Therefore, when it comes to filing a Revenue Writ petition before the High Court, it must also be borne in mind that even at appellate stage it is the High Court that shall exercise the Appellate Jurisdiction and therefore, the original case has to be properly drafted and properly represented. 
  • Research: Good legitimate research abilities are required to look into important case laws, points of reference, corrections to help the contentions. Especially when it comes to representing the case before the higher forums like competent to represent your case at GRT, SSRD, High Court and Supreme Court. It must be noted that all the Revenue Laws stem from the requirement of the Land Reforms in India after India gained independence. So your GRT lawyers need to have detailed understanding of the detailed philosophy of Land Reforms and the need to bring the act to deal with a given scenario. 
  • Representation: It is most important for a GRT Lawyer to deeply understand facts and most aptly represent them before presiding Judge. It must be understood that any important evidence missed out at the stage of trial, affects the case at every stage of appeal.
  • Detailed Knowledge of Diverse Areas of Revenue Law: It is equally important that your GRT Lawyer has a grip over diverse areas of Law. Many times there are multiple remedies may be available and it will be upto your civil lawyer, who will decide the most appropriate remedy in the given facts and circumstances of your case. It must also be noted that the High Court is the court exercising the powers of Judicial Review and the ultimate authority in the state to interpret the statute. Therefore, a detailed understanding and excellent ability to represent your case before the High Court is a key.