After the Karnataka land Reforms Act, 1961, was amended by
Act 1 of 1974, it was expected that litigations pertaining to the tenancies would be disposed off
However, the Act was again amended by Act No. 19 of 1986, and provision was made for an
appeal to the Land Reform Appellate Authority with two Official members, of whom one was a
Civil Judge from the Judicial Department and another from the Revenue Department not below
the rank of a Deputy Commissioner.
Earlier to the amendment Act No. 19 of 1986, the orders of the Land Tribunals were final and
they could only be questioned before the High Court in it's Writ Jurisdiction.
However, from the past experience, it is found that the desired results were not forthcoming
from the constitution of the Appellate Authorities. The system has also not proved to be beneficial
in the majority of the cases.
Hence, after taking all factors into consideration, the Government decided to abolish the Land
Reforms Appellate Authorities and to make the decision of the Tribunal final.
Originally Under section 11 of the Karnataka Certain Inams Abolition Act, 1977 (Karnataka Act 10 of
1978), application for registration as occupant is required to be made within six months from the
date when the Act is brought into force. The Act was brought into force on 15th June, 1978.
Under section 10 of the Karnataka (Sandur Area) Inams Abolition Act, 1976 (Karnataka Act 54 of
1976) application for registration as occupant is required to be made within six months from the
date on which the Act is brought into force. The Act was brought into force on 8th November,
1976. Subsequently the time was extended upto 1991.
Thus in your case it is pertinent that you need to verify the Inam abolition order as well endorsement with respect to the same.
You can demand the documents from the builder for verifying the same and this demand should be in writing, let him give a reply that he cannot produce the same, you can cancel the booking based on the fact that he failed to produce the necessary documents for scrutiny or verification, hence you are eligible to full refund of the the advance amount paid.
Alternately you may drag him to consumer forum seeking refund of full amount as well as for compensation agaisnt the mental turmoil due to this.