The West Bengal Land Reforms & Tenancy Tribunal Act of 1997 provided
the way for setting up of a Land Reforms Tenancy Tribunal in pursuance
of Article 323B of the Indian Constitution. This Tribunal adjudicates
and trials those disputes, claims, objections and applications relating
to , or arising out of, land reforms or tenancy in land and other
matters connected therewith or incidental thereto except a Division
Bench of the High Court exercising writ jurisdiction under Articles
226 and 227 of the Indian Constitution and the Supreme Court of India.
The LRTT was actually set up for providing quick, simple and low cost
legal remedies in respect of grievances of Raiyats. More than 3 lakh
acres of Vested land were involved in pending civil cases in the High
Court at Kolkata, West Bengal and the other lower courts in West Bengal.
This created a stumbling block regarding distribution of vested ceiling
surplus land. The West Bengal Land Reforms & Tenancy Tribunal Act of 1997
extends to the whole of West Bengal.
The West Bengal Land Reforms and Tenancy Tribunal (WBLRTT) consist of four benches namely, the 1st Bench, the 2nd Bench, the 3rd Bench and the 4th Bench. The contact number of the tribunal is (033) 23589345.
There are five Government Representatives (GRs) posted in the tribunal for protecting the government interest.
1. Sri Subhas Samanta, SRO-I
2. Sri Pranab Dutta, SRO-II
3. Md. Kalamuddin, SRO-II
4. Sri Dipankar Ganguly,,SRO-II
5. Sri Goutam Santra, SRO-II