Application of this Chapter68A. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply in the cases of acquisition of rent-receiving interest on or after the date of coming into force of the East Bengal State Acquisition and Tenancy (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956.

Transitory Provisions in respect of pending cases before the Certificate Officer68B. (1) All requisitions for recovery of arrears of rent and applications for execution of decrees for arrears of rent made by a rent-receiver under the provisions of Chapter IXA for which this Chapter is being substituted and pending before any Certificate Officer on the date of coming into force of the East Bengal State Acquisition and Tenancy (Second Amendment) Ordinance 1957, shall, on such coming into force, stand transferred to the Civil Court which has jurisdiction to entertain a suit for the recovery of the arrears of rent to which such requisition or application relates.

(2) On such transfer, the requisition or the application shall be deemed to be a plaint or application for execution of a decree, as the case may be, within the meaning of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and the suit or application shall proceed in accordance with the provisions of law for the time being in force applicable for the recovery of such arrears or for the execution of such decree:

Provided that the Civil Court to which such requisition or application stands transferred shall, before proceeding with the suit or execution case, realise the difference between the court-fees already paid before the Certificate Officer on such requisition or application and the court-fees payable on such plaint or application in the Civil Court.

Arrears of rent and cesses due to a rent-receiver and decrees for such arrears68C. All arrears of rent and cesses together with interest thereon, which remained due to any rent-receiver in respect of any interest on the date of acquisition of such interest under the provisions of this Act and which have not been barred by limitation, and all sums due to him in respect of any decree for such arrears whether having the effect of a rent decree or money decree and whether obtained before or after the date of acquisition, the execution of which is not barred by limitation, shall continue to be recoverable by such rent-receiver amicably or through Civil Court from the persons liable to pay them.

Option to have arrears collected Government on certain conditions68D. (1) Any such rent-receiver may apply to the Collector that he desires to have such arrears and interest, which are not barred by limitation, to be recovered by the Government in consideration of half the amount actually collected being paid to the Government.

(2) The Collector may refuse such application for reasons to be recorded in writing.

(3) If the Collector grants the application, it shall be competent for the Government to recover such arrears and interest as if they were public demands or in any other manner as if the Government were the rent-receiver.

(4) The Collector shall, from time to time, in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed, send to the rent-receiver accounts of the amounts of arrears and interest aforementioned actually collected and shall pay to the rent-receiver half of the amount so collected and retain the other half for the Government. Such accounts shall be treated as conclusive and shall not be questioned in any manner.

(5) The Government shall not be liable if it fails to recover the whole or any portion of such arrears and interest.

Computation of the period of limitation68E. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, in computing the period of limitation for the recovery of any such arrears or for the execution of any decree in respect of such arrears, a period of forty-eight months on and from the date of acquisition under this Act of the rent-receiving interests to which such arrears relate shall be excluded.]