ACTS AND RULES: OTHER ACTS
ABSTRACT OF THE KARNATAKA LAND
(RESTRICTION ON TRANSFER) ACT, 1991 ​
BEARING ON REGISTRATION OF DOCUMENTS

Section-2. Definitions. (a) competent authority means any person or authority not below the rank of a Deputy Commissioner of the district authorised by the Government by notification, to perform the functions of competent authority under this Act for such areas as may be specified in the notification;

(e) Urban Area means

(i) the Bangalore metropolitan area as defined in the Bangalore Development Authority Act, 1976.

(ii) an urban area for which an Urban Development Authority is constituted, under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Act, 1987.

Section-3. Prohibition on transfer of lands acquired by Government No person shall purport to transfer by sale, mortgage, gift, lease or otherwise any land or part thereof situated in any urban area which has been acquired by the Government under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (Central Act 1 of 1894) or any other law providing for acquisition of land for a public purpose.

1Section-4. Regulation of transfer of lands in relations to which acquisition proceedings have been initiated. - No person shall, except with previous permission in writing of the competent authority, transfer, or purport to transfer by sale, mortgage, gift, lease or otherwise any land or part thereof situated in any urban area which is proposed to be acquired in connection with the Scheme in relation to which the declaration has been published under Section 19 of the Bangalore Development Authority Act, 1976 or section 19 of the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Act, 1987.

Section-8. Restrictions on registration of transfer of land. - Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, where any document required to be registered under the provisions of clauses (a) to clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 17 of the Registration Act, 1908 (Central Act 16 of 1908) purports to transfer by sale, mortgage, gift, lease or otherwise any land or part thereof referred to in section 4. No registering officer appointed under that Act shall register any such document unless the transferer produces before such registering officer a permission in writing of the competent authority for sch transfer.