Sir, Sec:24(1)(b):"Wherean award under said section 11 has been made ,then such proceedings shall continue under the provisions of the said Land Acquisition Act ,as if the said act has not been repealed".
Sec:24(2)"Notwithstanding anything contained in sub sec (1),in case of Land Acquisition Proceedings initiated under the Land Acquisition Act 1894,WHERE AN AWARD under the said section 11 has been made five years or more prior to the commencement of this act ,but the physical possession of the land has not been taken or the compensation has no been paid,the said proceedings shall be deemed to have lapsed and the appropiriate government,if so chooses,shall initiate the proceedings of such land acquisition afresh in accordance with the provisions of this Act" The law is very clear.in your case the award was made on 3.12.2013,if it has been made five years ago then sec:24(2) applies.in your case the proceedings will not lapse, also you are not eligible for compensation under new law.in future honourable supreme court may lay dictum on this issuie,we have to wait untill. At present you may try to quash the proceedings by inventing some illegalities,with the help of the revenue people, they can do this if you approach them with proper channel,and ready to spend More over we cannot predict the policy of the new government.Any how we have to wait untill the new government assumes office.Let us hope possitively.I think your ambiguity has been cleared. With Warm Regards., N.S.MANIMARAN. E Mail id:email@example.com