Punjab Government Department Of Rehabilitation
All Tehsildars (Sales )in the State.
No. 2(505)G-5/Policy-lII/10273-84, dated Jalandhar, the 7th July, 1981.
Sub: Disposal of surplus rural evacuee agricultural lands/properties.
The work regarding disposal of acquired rural evacuee lands/properties was with held ill order to re-examine the policy. The Government have now decided to resume the work with some modifications. These changes ill the policy are given as under for future guidance's and strict adherence:
(i) In respect of cultivable rural evacuee land which is not transferable on the basis of possession, the unauthorized occupations should be got vacated and land disposed of ill restricted or open auction as provided under Rule 6 Par IV of the Punjab Package Deal Properties (Disposal) Rules, 1976.
(ii) Application received for the transfer of the rural evacuee land under the various Press Note issued by the State Government, on the basis of possession should be processed expeditiously and disposed of within a period of one month positively.
(iii) In certain cases, it was noticed that the disposal of some applications on the basis of possession was with-held as the land ill possession of the occupants became urban or sub-urban on account of the extension of civil limits of the adjoining towns. All these applications should now be processed ill accordance with the extant policy. Such of the persons who are found eligible to the transfer of land ill their possession, be provided alternative rural agricultural evacuee land at the rates fixed. The sub urban/urban land so vacated by these persons shall be disposed of by the Tehsildars (Sales)/Naib Tehsildars (Sales) appointed on urban side. All the pending applications should accordingly be processed and finalized within a month. The number of eligible cases together with the area involved Tehsil-\Vise should be communicated to this Department by 31st July,1981, positively.
(iv) The reserve price of the rural evacuee land to be disposed of by restricted/ open auction was fixed as far back in the year 1961-62. Since the value of the land has appreciated, it has been decided that the reserve price already fixed in each assessment circle should be enhanced three times. The reserve prices have already been communicated to you. So while conducting the future sales, it should be ensured that the highest bids are accepted after enhancing the previous assessed price as directed above. Revised prices are being communicated to you separately.
(v) In respect of uncultivable lands comprising Banjar Qadim Mumkin land etc. It has also been decided that after transferring the chunks of land measuring 20 Acres or above to the Forest Department for Afforestation and meeting with the demand of State Industries Department I n respect. of rural land required for Industrialization or the land required I by the Village Panchayats for common purposes, the rest of the land should be disposed of by open auction. A reference has been made to the above referred Department to indicate their requirements. As soon as requirements are received from these quarters, further instructions would follow.
The disposal of the land has now to be taken up in the light of the decisions referred to above. Where necessary, the existing rules are being amended to provided legal sanctity to the aforesaid decisions.
Deputy Secretary to Government,
Punjab Rehabilitation Department, Jalandhar.