Rehabilitation and Resettlement

Polavaram Irrigation Project

East Godavari


Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

S.No Officer Name Designation
1 As per Section 3 ( c ) (i) a family whose land or other immovable property has been acquired shall be treated as PAF (Project Affected Family) but extent is not indicated due to which there is ambiguity in determination of P.A.F. In this regard, it is informed that as per Section 3 ( c ) (i) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, “affected family” includes a family whose land or other immovable property has been acquired. In view of this provision, the family can be declared as PAF due to acquisition of land even minimum extent is not indicated.
2 A family having an extent of Ac.5.00 in affected area but the family is not doing agriculture and further no depended on agriculture for their livelihood and also not residing in affected area and residing in other areas in the District or in other district, whether that family can be treated as PAF. In this regard, it is informed that as per section 3 ( c ) (i) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, “affected family” includes a family whose land or other immovable property has been acquired. In view of this provision, the affected family can be declared as PAF even though the family is not doing agriculture and not depended on agriculture for their livelihood and not residing in the affected area.
3 When land is registered in the name of head of the family in affected area and family consist of head of the family, his wife, and two major sons and major daughter, in such family whether two major sons and major daughter can also be treated as separate PAF ? In this regard, it’s informed that as per section 16 (2) of the Act, the Administrator shall based on the survey and census under – section (1), prepare a draft Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme, as prescribed which shall include particulars of the Rehabilitation and Resettlement entitlements of each land owner and landless whose livelihoods are primarily dependent on the lands being acquired and where resettlement of affected families is involved. In view of the above provision, the head of the family (land owner) in affected area only can be treated as PAF, his wife, major sons and daughter cannot be treated as separate P.A.F.
4 Whether residence is must in affected area at least three years prior to acquisition to declare as PAF. Some families who are natives of the affected village left the village more than three years prior to acquisition of the land residing within the State and out of the State for their lively hood. In this regard, it is informed that Section 3 ( c ) (ii) of the said Act lays down that “a family which does not own any land but a member or members of such family may be agricultural labourers, tenants including any form of tenancy or holding of usufruct right, share – croppers or artisans or who may be working in the affected area for three years prior to the acquisition of the land, who primary source of livelihood stand affected by the acquisition of land.” The above provision is applicable only to Agriculture labourers, tenants including any formof tenancy or holding of usufruct right, share – croppers or artisans or who may be working in the affected area for three years prior to the acquisition of the land. It is not applicable to the affected families. Therefore, it is informed that the affected families can be declared as PAF area as per Section 3 ( c) (i) of the Act, even though the family is not resided in the affected area.
5 Whether the families who are above poverty line (State and Central Govt. employees and Business men paying income tax) are eligible for receiving the R&R benefits as they have lost their houses and land in acquisition. It is informed thatthe affected families are eligible for receiving the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Entitlements under the Second Schedule of the Act irrespective of whether they are above poverty line or below poverty line.

    CRR – 1102/11/2016-SEC A-CRR dt.07.04.2017

    S.No Officer Name Designation
    1 Whether the PDFs in APL and BPL categories are equally eligible for sanction of compensation of Rs.5.00 lakhs in lieu of 0.05 cents of house site plus house construction grant? As per para 6.1 of R&R policy, 2005, the R&R benefits shall be extended to all the PAFs/PDFs whether belonging to BPL or Non BPL except to the extent where specifically restrictions mentioned in the policy. Further as per G.O.Ms.No.8 (Project Wing – I,A-R&R)Dept, dt:-10.02.2012, each PDF (either BPL/APL) who has been free house site under section 6.2 shall get a one time for construction of house at the new site. Thereby both APL/BPL category already received Rs.53,000/- towards house construction cost and sanitary toilet that much amount may be deducted from the payment.
    2 Whether the major sons/daughter who are currently working as software Engineers/Govt. Employees etc., can be sanctioned said compensation? As per para 3.10 ( a ) of R&R Policy 2005, both major sons/daughters residing with such PDF will be treated as separate family and the cut off date for calculate their age of 18 years will be the date of notification issued under section 4 ( 1 ) L Act 1894 for acquisition of the village. Whether the major sons/daughters are Project Affected Families or not have to be decided by the concerned Project Administrator. Once they are declared as Project Affected Families, they are all eligible for R&R benefits.
    3 Whether the Grandsons/daughter of the PDF who are living with him can be considered for sanction of compensation under youth package ? Parents were already compensated showing them as different units in the same PDF family while extending R&R benefits previously ? As per para3.10 (a) of R&R Policy 2005, both major sons/daughters residing with such PDF will be treated as separate family. The words of Grandsons/granddaughters does not existing any where in the Policy. The Proposals whose names were already declared as separate families at the time of finalization of list of Project Affected Families list is the criteria for calculating their age as per 4 (1 ) notification date and subsequent date of 31-12-2015. If their parents names are treated as separate PDF and paid R&R benefits, their children also are eligible for R&R benefits as per 4(1) notification and subsequent date of 31-12-2015.
    4 Whether the adopted son/daughter of a PDF having no registered adoption deed can be considered for sanction of compensation? As per law, registered deeds adopting children are not eligible for compensation. As it is a rural area, the Project Administrator can take a decision after discrete Revenue enquiry whether their adoption is intentionally shown claiming for compensation or genuinely adopted with reasons.
    5 Whether the major daughter of a PDF who is already displaced from the village by virtue of the marriage prior to (a) 4 (1) notification date or (b) SES or ( c) 31-12-15 be eligible for compensation under youth? As per R&R Policy 2005, both names of parents and their children are recorded as declared Project Affected Families at the time of declaration of the village as Project Affected Zone. If they are not residing in the village at the time of declaration, they are not eligible for R&R benefits.
    6 Whether the major daughter of a PDF who got married with major son of another PDF amongst these villages can be considered for sanction of compensation? Whether their names are recorded as Project Affected Family in their respective village is the criteria. If their names are declared as Project Affected Family, both are eligible for R&R compensation.
    7 Whether the major daughter of a PDF who got married with another PDF can be considered for sanction of compensation. Whether their names are declared as Project Affected Family or not is the criteria. If their names declared as Project Affected Family, both are eligible for R&R compensation. Marriage is not the criteria.
    8 Whether the Major sisters and brothers in the family of a PDF can be considered for sanction of compensation? The words major sisters and brothers in the family of a PDF are not existing in the Policy. Only both major sons/daughter residing with such PDF will be treated as separate family. If the major sisters and brothers are declared as PDFs, they are also eligible for R&R benefits.
    9 Whether the major sons/daughters of tenants (families in rented houses) can be considered for sanction of compensation? parents were given compensation in the earlier instance not on par with the PDFs. As per R&R Policy 2005, all the families residing in the village and declared as Project Affected Families are eligible for R&R benefits. There is no discrimination Between tenants and other families.
    10 Whether the non –resident individual having house in the submerged village and received L.A, compensation for the house can be considered for sanction of R&R compensation? Whether their names are declared as per Project Affected Family or not is the criteria. Once their names are declared as Project Affected Family, they are eligible for compensation.
    11 Certain individuals are claiming that their names missed in the original SES conducted during the year 2005-2006. Whether such missing PDFs in SES survey can be considered for sanction of R&R package and subsequently youth package to their major sons/ daughters? Once the claimants names are not recorded in the SES survey at the time of enumeration, they are not eligible for R&R package and subsequent youth package, If the Project Administrator feels that their names are not recorded due to administrative commission and not due to fault of the claimants, such names may be submitted to the Government with record of enquiry for consideration.