Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits To address these deficiencies, several years later, in , the Govt of India introduced “Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, “. Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, Purpose: To prohibit holding property Benami and restrict the right to recover or transfer such property. THE BENAMI TRANSACTIONS (PROHIBITION) ACT, An Act to prohibit benami transactions and the right to recover properly held benami and for.

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Log into your account. The person who pays the consideration must have some benefit to gain from such transaction, whether immediately or in future.

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, | PRS

Certain sessions courts would be designated as Special Courts for trying any offences which are punishable under the Bill. The Bill seeks to amend the Benami Transactions Act, An effort was made again in the year to pass The Benami Transactions Prohibition Amendment Bill, which was successfully passed in both the houses and therefore, the Benami Transactions Prohibition Amendment Act, was enforced on 1 st November It also tries to plug in the loopholes of the previous act.

Appeals against orders of the Appellate Tribunal will lie to the high court. Any property held in benami shall be confiscated by the central government.

Under the Act, an Authority to acquire benami properties was to be established by the Rules. prouibition


All About Benami Properties And Recent Legal Developments

August 02, In force Benami Transactions Prohibition Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits certain types of financial transactions. It is a property that is held by some other person than the one who pays the consideration for such property.

The Bill seeks to establish four authorities to conduct inquiries or investigations regarding benami transactions: The Bill also seeks to establish an Appellate Tribunal to hear appeals against any orders passed by the Adjudicating Authority.

At the end of the notice period, the Initiating Officer may pass an order to continue the holding of the property. The Bill defines benami transaction as an arrangement where a property is held by a person other than in fiduciary capacity on behalf of another person who has paid for it; or b the transaction is made for a property in a fictitious name; or c the owner of the property is not aware of or denies knowledge of such ownership.

All you need to know about benami transactions Bill

Any person aggrieved by an order of the Adjudicating Officer shall appeal to the Appellate Tribunal. Although benami transactions are now illegal, the act had limited success in curbing them. Any property whether movable, immovable, tangible, intangible, or pertains to any right or asset or legal document which has been a subject matter of a brnami transaction is known as a benami property.

If an Initiating Officer believes that a person is a benamidar, he transactoins issue a notice to that person. Retrieved 28 October Printable version Dec 31, How you can make this new year special.


The Initiating Officer may hold the property for 90 days from the date of issue of the notice, subject to permission from the Approving Authority. The Administrator shall have the power to receive and manage the property which has been confiscated.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat They shall follow the principles of natural justice and shall have the power to regulate their own procedures.

Related Articles Lok Sabha passes Bill to check benami transactions. The Bill amends this definition to add other transactions which qualify as benami, such as property transactions where: The chairperson must be a sitting or retired judge of a High Court who has completed at least five years of service. Subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Under the Act, the penalty for entering into benami transactions is imprisonment up to three years, or a fine, or both. The author discusses recent legal developments concerning benami properties. The Adjudicating Officer, after hearing the person whose property is attached, bilk make an order for the confiscation of the property held benami. The aim of the Benami Transactions Prohibition Act, was to prohibit benami transactions and punish those who participated in such transactions as they had become a method by the corrupt for tax evasion, land concentration and money laundering.