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decide to acquire the land, where the land is designated for compulsory acquisition for the purpose of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat.

(3) Where the land is designated for compulsory acquisition for the purpose of any Government Department or Quasi-government Agency, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat shall forward such notice to the Government.

(4) In case the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned decides not to acquire the land, it shall initiate variation of the plan suitably in accordance with this Act.

(5) In case the land acquisition could not be effected within a period of two years from the date of resolution to acquire the land, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall initiate variation of the plan suitably in accordance with this Act.

(6) On receipt of a purchase notice under sub-section (3), the Government shall in consultation with the Government Department or Quasi-government Agency concerned, not later than six months from the date of receipt of the purchase notice, confirm the purchase notice. In any other case, Government may require the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned to vary the plan suitably in accordance with this Act:

Provided that in case the land acquisition could not be effected within a period of two years from the date of confirmation of the purchase notice, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall initiate variation of the plan suitably in accordance with this Act under intimation to the Government.

(7) If no order has been passed by the Government within a period of six months from the date of receipt of the purchase notice, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall, suo-moto initiate variation of the plan suitably in accordance with this Act:

Provided that where variation proceedings of the plan are initiated under this section, the Secretary of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall, in consultation with the Chief Town Planner, take suitable decision on any application for land development permit received under Section 64.

68. Power to require stoppage or removal of unauthorised development, imposition of penalty etc.- (1) Where any development or change of use of any land or building has been or is being carried out, -

(a) in contravention of any Master Plan or Detailed Town Planning Scheme under this Act;

or

(b) without permission as required under this Act;

or

(c) without obtaining a certificate regarding payment of development charges under this Act; or

(d) in contravention of any permission or condition subject to which such permission has been granted; or

(e) after the permission for development has been revoked under this Act; or

(f) in contravention of the permission which has been modified under this Act, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned, shall serve on the owner a notice requiring to stop the development or change of use of land with immediate effect, and also requiring within such period not exceeding one month, after the service of the notice, to take such steps as may be specified in the notice,