TRANSPORT CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD Vs. SPECIAL TAHSILDAR LAND REFORMS
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
TRANSPORT CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.
SPECIAL TAHSILDAR, LAND REFORMS
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Y.Bhaskara Rao, J. -
(1.)This revision petition arises out of a declaration filed by the company,
known as the Transport Corporation of India Limited. The company owns the
land in two villages - Sholipur village, Shadnagar taluq, Mahabubnagar district
and Udumalpuram village of Nandyal taluq of Kurnool District. The total
extent of the land held by the company is 1-5912 S.H. The Land Reforms
Tribunal, Kurnool has decided that declaration filed by the company under
Sec.8 of the A.P.Land Reforms (Ceiling on Agricultural Holdings) Act, 1973 and
treated the company as an individual and declared that the company has got
excess land of 0-5912 S.H. Against the said order, an appeal was filed before the
Land Reforms Appellate Tribunal, Kurnool and the appellate Tribunal confirmed
the order of the Land Reforms Tribunal. Against that the present revision is
(2.)The learned Counsel for the petitioner contended that though the land is
owned by the company as per the provisions of the above Act, the land is
deemed to be held by every shareholder of the company. It is further submitted
that there are 500 shareholders in the petitioner-Company, therefore, the entire
land has to be divided between them and the declaration of each individual has
to be considered. If there is any excess land to any one of the shareholders after
noting his share of the land in the petitioner-company. Then only he is liable of
surrender; otherwise, the question of surrender of the land does not arise. Both
the Tribunals erred treating the land held by the company as a single individual
and erred in holding that there is excess land. Therefore, this revision.
(3.)The question for consideration is whether the land held by the company
has to be treated as held by an individual company or by the shareholder of the
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