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SSRD – Special Secretary Revenue Dept

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Bhatt & Joshi Associates, Ahmedabad specializes in legal matters with the finest team of Special Secretary Revenue Department(SSRD) Lawyers in Gujarat.

Bhatt & Joshi Associates, Ahmedabad is regarded as one of the top law firms in Gujarat providing a complete gamut of Legal Services and expert counsel for matters concerning Land Revenue Law and SSRD Lawyers. Our accomplished team of SSRD Lawyers provides advisory to clients on all Land Revenue Law-related matters falling under the purview of SSRD. We also facilitate the online drafting of documents, petitions, representations. Land Revenue Law is a State subject hence the entire legislation channelizing it in India is enacted and regulated by the respective states. There are multiple Revenue Laws that fall under SSRD, and their decisions are straightaway channel-able before the High Court. SSRD (Special Secretary Revenue Appeal), was constituted in 1964. It derives powers under Gujarat Land Revenue Code 1879, and Land Revenue Rules 1972. Orders passed by Collectors, District Development Officers, and Revenue Officers can be challenged before the SSRD by filing Revision/Appeal. There is no prescribed format of doing so, however, it can be presented in writing before the Registry.

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Powers that the SSRD entails:

Revision Applications filed against orders passed by Collectors, District Development Officers and Revenue Officers under section 211 of the Bombay / Gujarat Land Revenue Code, 1879.

Under the Rules of Business, 1990, the Govt.of Gujarat notified the Notification NO. OFM 102013/1055/b dated. 19.01.2015 defining the powers of officers at different levels under instruction 4(1) of the instruction under Rule 15.

It has notified the Schedule 3 and 7, which gives juridical powers to the SSRD, which is as under:

Schedule- VII

  • Revision and Appeal under Section 203, 204 and 211 of the Bombay Land Revenue Code 1879, and under Rule 108 (6) of the Gujarat Land Revenue Rules 1972
  • Revision Application under section 35 of The Bombay Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation of Holdings 1947 and (Gujarat Amendment) Act 1982, under section 41 and 42 of The Gujarat Court of Wards Act 1963, under section 32 P and u/s 9 and 10 Gujarat Tenancy And Agricultural Lands Act 1948, under Section 76 AA Gujarat Tenancy And Agricultural Lands Act 1948
  • Revision under 73A(3) of Gujarat Tenancy And Agricultural Lands Act 1948, under Section 106A (3) The Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Lands (Vidarbha Region and Kutch Area) Act, 1958 –
  • Revision / Appeal under Section 2(3) The Gujarat Agricultural Lands Ceiling Act 1960, under Section 3(2), 3(3) of The Bombay Inams (Kutch Area) Abolition Act 1958 
  • Appeal under Section 4 and 5 of the Bombay Taluqdari Tenure Abolition Act 1949, and u/s 3 of the Sagbara and Mevasi Estates (Proprietary Rights Abolition, etc.) Regulation Act 1962

Schedule- III

  • Appeal u/s 81(2) of The Gujarat Municipalities Act 1963, u/s 113 (2) of the The Gujarat Panchayats Act 1993, u/s 6 and Section 7(D) of The Gujarat Prohibition of Transfer of Immovable Property and Provision for Protection of Tenants from Eviction from Premises in Disturbed Areas Act 1991, u/s 63(A)(A) and 3(d)1 of Gujarat Tenancy And Agricultural Lands Act 1948, and u/s 54, 55 and 75 of The Saurashtra Gharkhed, Tenancy Settlement and Agricultural Lands Ordinance

Why Us?

Experienced and Young Lawyers competent in representing cases at GRT, SSRD, High Court, and Supreme Court, as Land Revenue Cases are highly intertwined and thus an SSRD Lawyer cannot work in isolation. Well-researched and intricate fact collection needed as there could be multiple possibilities to help the argument with effective representation skills. Thus, your SSRD Lawyers ought to have the ability to assess all those before presenting the same before the court. Note that the High Court also exercises Writ Appellate Jurisdiction, also known as Letters Patent Appeal. Therefore, while filing a Revenue Writ petition before High Court, the original case must be properly drafted and precisely represented. Also, all the Revenue Laws stem from the requirement of Land Reforms in India post-independence. So your SSRD lawyers need to have an understanding of the detailed philosophy of Land Reforms and the utility of the act. Knowledge of diverse areas of Revenue Laws is beneficial as what could work as an appropriate remedy for the case is always circumstantial.

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