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Punjab Land Reforms Rules 1973

THE PUNJAB LAND REFORMS RULES, 1973

1.  Short title and comment – (1)   These rules may be called the Punjab Land  Reforms Act, 1973.

(2)They shall come into force at once.

NOTE

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 26 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972 (Punjab Act No.10 of 1973), Governor of Punjab is pleased to make these rules for carrying out the purpose of the Act.

2.  Definitions – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a)“Act” means the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972;

(b)“Circle Revenue Officer” means the Assistant Collector of the Second Grade or any other office,` not below the rank of Naib-Tehsildar, authorised by the Collector in this behalf].

(c)“form” means a form appended to these rules;

(d)“schedule” means a schedule appended to these rules;

(e)“section” means a section of the Act;

3.  Appointment, powers and jurisdiction of Collector—(1) Within his jurisdiction, the Sub-Divisional Officer, exercising powers of Assistant Collector of the first grade, shall be the Collector within the meaning of sub-section (3) of  section 3.

(2) Where a person owns or holds land as land-owner of tenant in more than one tehsil, the Collector having jurisdiction in the area, where the largest portion of such land is situate, shall be the Collector within the meaning of sub-section (3) of Section 3.

4.  Prescribed relation for self cultivation :- [NOTE—Rule 4 omitted on 16.11.1979]

5.  Selection of permissible area and furnishing of declaration—(1) Every person, who on the appointed day or at any time thereafter, owns or holds as landowner or tenant or mortgage with possession or partly in one capacity and partly in another, in excess of the permissible area shall intimate his selection through a declaration in form A, to be furnished in duplicate personally or by registered post (acknowledgement due).

(2) In the case of a person who owns or holds lands as landowner or tenant or mortgagee with possession or partly in one capacity and partly in another, in excess of the permissible area on the appointed day or at any time before the commencement of these rules, the declaration referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished within a [period of four months and fifteen days] of the date of commencement of these rules and in the case of a person, who, becomes liable to furnish the dclaration at any time after the commencement of these rules, the declaration shall be furnished within a [period of four months and fifteen days] of the date on which he becmes so liable.

[2-A]   If any person referred to in sub-rule (2) failed to furnish the declaration within the period specified in sub-rule (2) or furnished a declaration, which is false or which he knows or has reasons to believe to be false or which he does not believe to be true he shall furnish a declaration within a period of thirty days from the date of commencement of the Punjab Land and Reforms (Amendments) Act, 1976].

3. If the land owned or held by person are situate in more than one tehsil, the declaration shall be furnished to the Collector having jurisdiction in the area in which the largest portion of such lands is situate.

4. In the case of a family, the declaration shall be filed by the husband, where the husband is dead or does not own or hold any land, by the wife and in any other case by the eldest surviving child, who is member of the family.

5. On receipt of the declaration the Collector shall issue a receipt to the person furnishing the declaration.

COMMENTS

According to this rule and limitations would expire on the expiry of 30 days from the commencement of the Punjab Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 1976. The Punjab Land Reforms (Amendment) Act was assented to by the Governor on 22.4.1976 and was published in the Government Gazette on 30th April, 1976. The petitioner contends that the Amendment Act must be considered to have commenced on 22.4.1976 the date of assent and not on 30.4.1976 the date of publication, and, therefore, the limitation for filing the selection expired on 19th May, 1976. Hukam Chand etc. Vs. State and Hazari Ram, 1988 PLJ 386.

No notice whatsoever was given to the petitioners though they were tenants on the appointed day i.e. 24.1.1971. The surplus area case of the big landowner was filed under the New Act as he died on 8.8.1985 and the surplus area was to be re-determined in the hands of the legal heirs but the Special Collector (Agrarian) Fazilka, vide his order dated 26.5.1987 upheld the order dated 28.9.1962 which was passed under the Old Act whereas he should have determined the surplus area in the hands of legal heirs of the big landowner under the New Act. The order of Commissioner that the appeal is pre-mature is bade in the eyes of law. He should have decided it on merits. Waryam Ram etc. vs. The State of Punjab etc., 1991 PLJ 35

The second limb of this argument is that the limitation prescribed by sub-rule (2-A) of Rule 5 of the Rules only provides an extended period if a person has failed to furnish a declaration within the period specified in sub-rule (2) (which is 4 months and 15 days of the date of  the commencement of the Punjab Land Reforms Rules, 1973), or has furnished a declaration which is not true. In the present case no fresh declaration has been furnished. Only a selection has been furnished by means of an application and this selection would not be protected by the aforementioned sub-rule (2-A) of Rule 5. Hukam Chand etc.vs. State and Hazari Ram, 1998 PLJ 386

6.  Procedure for obtaining information as required by section 6—(1) Where a person, who is required to furnish a declaration in accordance with the provisions of section 5, fails to do so, the Collector may cause necessary entries in Form A to be filled up by the Patwari or Patwaris concerned.

(2) The correctness of entries in the form filled-up by the patwaris be verified by the Circle Revenue Officer concerned.

7.  Determination of permissible area and surplus area—On receipt of form A, the Collector shall, after satisfying himself as to the correctness of the entries made therein, and after giving an opportunity to the landowner, mortgagee with possession or tenant, as the case may be, of being heard and after making such enquiry as he may deem necessary by an order. Determine the permissible area and the surplus area of a land owner or mortgagee with possession or the tenant, as the case may be. A copy of such order shall be endorsed to the Circle Revenue Officer.

8.  Valuation of different classes of land—The valuation of different classes of land shall be as follows:-

(i)Land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year 100 per cent.

(ii)Land under assured irrigation for only one crop in a year-63.6 per cent.

(iii)Barani Land –34 per cent.

(iv)Sailab, Bet Sailab, Dakar, Rosli, Bhud, Chhamb, Thur, Sem Kallar and Banjar Jadid, not falling under sub-clauses (1),(ii) and (iii)—34 per cent.

(v)Banjar-27 per cent.

COMMENTS

Evaluation of first quality land – Orders Annexures P-1, P-2 and P-3 of the Collector Agrarian, Pathankot, Additional Commissioner, Jullundur Division, Jullundur and Financial Commissioner, Taxation, Punjab, Chandigarh respectively are set aside by accepting this petition and the case is remitted to the Collector Agrarian, Pathankot for re-determining the surplus area of the petitioners in the light of above observations and in particular keeping in view the provisions of Rule 8 and 9 read with Schedule A of the Punjab Land Reforms Rules, 1973 for evaluating the first quality of the land of the petitioners. The Collector shall also keep in view para 4 of this writ petition wherein such evaluation has been done  by the petitioners while doing so. A copy of this writ petition along with a copy of  this order be sent to the Collector for doing  the needful. Dharam Singh & others vs. State of Punjab and others, 1993 PLJ 29

9.  Determination of area under assured irrigation when land in Nehri or Chahi—(1) Where land is commanded for irrigation by perennial canal the area of such land shall be multiplied by half of the irrigation intensity  ratio specified against such a canal in Schedule `A’. The figure thus arrived at shall be treated as the land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year and the remaining  area of such land shall be treated as Barani Land.

(2)Where land is commanded for irrigatyion by non-perennial canal, the area of such land shall be multiplied by the irrigation intensity ratio specified against such a canal in Schedule `A’. The figure thus arrived at shall be treated as the land under assured irrigation for crop in a year and the remainingarea of such land shall be treated as Barani Land.

(3)Where land is commanded for irrigation by a tubewell owned by the Government, the area of such land shall be multiplied by half the irrigation intensity ratio specified against such a tubewell in Schedule `A’. The fugure thus arrived at shall be treated as the land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at leasttwo crops in year and the remaining area of such land shall be treated as Barani Land.

(4)Where land is irrigated by water drawn from a privately owned tubewell, pumping set, open well or bore, the land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year shall be according to the norms specified in Schedule `B’. The remaining area shall be treated as Barani Land.

(5)Where irrigation by canal water or Government owned tubewell is supplemented by water drawn from a privately owned tubewell, pumping set, upon well or bore, the area determined in accordance with the provisions of Schedule `B’ shall also be taken into consideration for the purpose of this rule.

(6)Where a tubewell, a pumping set, an open well or bore has been installed or on before the appointed any in the land described in the Jamabandi prepared immediately before that dayas Banjar Jadid or Banjar Qadim, the land determined in accordance with the provisions of Schedule `B’ shall be treated as land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year or land under assured irrigation for only one crop in year depending on whether according to the khasra girdawari record of the year 1970 at least two crops were raised on this land or only one crop was raised.

COMMENTS

Submissions on behalf of the petitioner is that benefit of Eastern Canal has not been given and although this ground of appeal was specifically take up before the Commissioner, the latter has not given any finding on this aspect. It is admitted that this land is irrigated by the Eastern Canal. From the order of the Collector, it does not appear whether benefit of Eastern Canal has been given, it is therefore necessary for him to make clear whether this benefit is admissible and has been given. His calculations should elucidate the positions. Pirthi Singh vs. State of Punjab, 1992 LLT 12(F.C.Punjab)

The benefit of Eastern Canal has not been given and although this ground of appeal was specifically taken up before the Commissioner, and latter has not given any finding on this aspect. It is submitted that the land is irrigated by the Eastern Canal. From the order of the Collector, it does not appear whether benefit of Eastern Canal has been given. It is therefore, necessary for him to make it clear whether this benefit is admissible and has been given. His calculations should elucidate the positions. Pirthi Singh vs. State of Punjab, 1988 PLJ 86

10.  Valuation of the land for determining permissible area—For the purpose of proviso (I) of clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 4, the land owned or held by a person shall be valued according ti the relative valuation of various classes of land as given in rules 8 and 9 and the whole of the land shall be converted into the first quality land. After it is so valued and converted the land in excess of seven hectares of first quality land shall be treated as surplus area. The figure arrived at on the basis of total valuation of all the classes of land shall be treated as land of the class referred ro in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 4 and the permissible area and the surplus area shall be determined accordingly.

Illustrations—

(1)A person has 20 hectares of land commanded for irrigation by a perennial canal the projected intensity ratio whereof is 62 per cent for the whole year. There is a privately owned tubewell with a motor of 5 H.P. installed in that land. Besides, he has Barani land measuring 10 hectares. In this case, the permissible area shall be worked out as follows:

The first quality land irrigated by canal water—

20X62/2X1/100 = 6.2 hectares.

The first quality land irrigated by tubewell = 5 hectares.

Total area of the first quality land = 6.2 + 5 = 11.2 hectares.

Land deemed to be Barani out of 20 hectares = 20-11.2 = 8.8 hectares.

Barani Land = 10 hectares.

Total Barani land including land deemed to be Barani=10+8.8=18.8 hectares.

Value of the Barani land in terms of the first quality land 18.8X34/100 = 6.392 hectares.

Value of the whole land in terms of the first quality land = 11.2 + 6.392 = 17.592 hectares.

Permissible area in terms of first quality land = 7 hectares.

Surplus area in terms of the first quality land = 10.592 hectares.

Land selected by this person as his permissible area shall be valued accordingly. The area equivalent to 7 hectares of the first quality land shall be allowed to him as permissible area and the rest shall be declared as surplus area.

[(2) A person has 12 hectares of land commended by a non-perennial canal the projected intensity ratio whereof is 55 per cent. Besides, he has 20 hectares of Barani land and 10 hectares of Banjar Land.

Total area of irrigated land = 12 hectares.

Land under assured irrigation for one crop = 12X55/100 = 6.6 hectares.

Land deemed to be Barani out of 12 hectares = 12 – 6.6 = 5.4 hectares.

The first quality land irrigated by canal water = 6.6X63.6/100 = 4.2 hectares.

Total Barani land including land deemed to be

Barani                               = 20 + 5.4 = 25.4 hectares.

Value of the Barani land in terms of first

Quality land                       = 25.4 X 34/100 hectares.

Value of Banjar land in terms of first the first

Quality land                       = 10X27/100 = hectares

Total value of the land in terms of the first

Quality land                       = 4.2+25.4X34/100+10X27/100

                                           -4.2+8.636X27 = 15.536 hectares.

Permissible area in terms of the first quality = 7 hectares.

land                

Surplus area in terms if the first quality land = 8.536 hectares.

The land selected by this person as his permissible area shall be valued accordingly. The area equivalent to 7 hectares of the first quality land shall be allowed to him as permissible area and the rest shall be declared surplus area.

11.  Determination of value of gross produce for the purpose of section 10—The value of the gross produce referred to in the explanation to sub-section (1) of section 10 for the purpose of determining fair rent shall be determined on the following basis:-

(1)The gross produce per agricultural year per hectare of the land shall be the total of average yield of crops generally grown on such lands in the National Extension Service Block in which land is situate.

(2)The average yield per hectare of a crop grown on a certain land shall be worked out by taking the arithmatic average of the yield as determined by crop cutting experiments on such class of land during a period of five years immediately preceeding the appointed day.

(3)If results of crop cutting experiments are not available either for irrigated or for un-irrigated land the average yield per hectare of a crop grown on irrigated land shall be taken as twice the average yield per hectare of such crop grown on un-irrigated land and vice versa.

(4)The value of gross produce for one hectare or uncultivated Kallar, Sem, Thur and Banjar shall be taken as 80 per cent of the value determined for gross produce for one hectare of Barani land.

(5)If results of crop cutting experiments are not available for any block to determine the average yield of any particular crop, the average yield as recorded in the Season and Crop Report prepared immediately before the appointed day shall be taken to be the average yield.

(6)The money value of the gross produce shall be arrived at by multiplying the gross produce determined according to sub-rules (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) above, by the average market value determined by taking the arithmetic average of the market prices of crops prevailing in the principal market of the area of 15th June (for Rabi) and 15th January (for Kharif) for a period of 3 preceding years;

Provided that where the procurement price is fixed by the Government of India in respect of  a certain crop, it will be taken as the market price of the crop for the purpose of sub-rule (6).

12.  Relevancy of revenue record for determining irrigated and un-irrigated land—For the purpose of these rules, the relevant revenue record for determining whether the land is irrigated or un-irrigated shall be the entries in khasra or girdawari record for the year 1970;

Provided that when the land is acquired by a person [on or after the appointed day] in any manner, other than by inheritance, request or gift from a person to whom he is an heir, the relevant revenue record for the aforesaid purpose shall be the khasra or girdawari record prepared immediately before such acquisition.

13.  Procedure for determining amount to be paid for surplus area—(1) The statement referred to in sub-section (2) of section 10 shall be prepared in form `B’.

(2)After the statement referred to in sub-rule (1) has been prepared, the Collector or the officer authorised by the State Government shall serve a notice in form `C’ on the persons having interest in the land.

(3)After the statement referred to in sub-rule (1) has been prepared , the Collector or the officer authorised by the State Governmentshall serve a notice in form `C’ on the persons having interest in the land.

(4)When the period specified in the notice issued under sub-rule (2) has expired , the Collector or the officer authorised by the State Government , after taking into consideration the claims put in by various persons and after such enquiry as he deems necessary shall apportion the amount determined under sub-section (1) of section 10 amongst the persons having interest in the land.

14.  Manner of payment—Where the amount determined under sub-section (1) of section 10 is one thousand rupees ir less, if shall be paid in lump sum. Where the amount is more than one thousand rupees, the first one thousand rupees, except where the half yearly instalment is more than one thousand rupees will be paid in lump sum and the remaining amount in half-yealy equated instalments not exceeding fifteen;

Provided that half instalments will not be less than five hundred rupees each, the last instalment being the amount in balance].

15.  Issue of vouchers for cash payment—(1) The amount shall be paid by issuing vouchers in form `D’. A book containing such vouchers shall be kept in double-lock by the Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer, as the case may be, and shall, on receipt of a demand in form `E’ be issued to the Collector or to an officer authorised by the State Government, who shall keep the book in his personal custody and shall before commencing the use thereof, send an intimation to the Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer, as the case may be, in form `F’. Ordinarily, only one book shall be issued by the Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer to the Collector or to the Officer concerned.

(2)A voucher, which is not encashed within a period of three months from the date of its issue, shall cease to be valid unless it is, on an application by the holder thereof, countersigned and revalidated for payment by the Collector of an officer authorised by the State Government. The holder, on failure to obtain payment within three months from the date of issue, shall submit the voucher with an application for its revalidation.

(3)In case of loss, destruction or mutilation of the original voucher, the holder may apply for the issue of fresh voucher. A new voucher shall not be issued until after the expiry of six months from the date of issue of the original voucher and until non-payment certificate has been obtained from the Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer.

16.  Procedure for Treasury Officer and Sub-Treasury Officer—(1) The Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer as the case may be, shall keep an account of vouchers, presented and encashed on each day of payment in form `G’. These forms shall be kept in a guard file. Where no payments are made on any day the Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer shall prepare a blank statement in this form.

(2)The Treasury Officer or Sub-Treasury Officer shall prepare a monthly statement in form `H’ and send one copy thereof to the Collector of the district or the officer authorised by the State Government, who shall consolidate all the statements for the district on form `I’.

17.  Procedure on application made under section 15 – (1) The application under sub-section (2) of section 15 shall be made in form `J’.

(2)The Assistant Collector of the first grade shakk, after verifying the particulars given in the application made under sub-rule (1) and after making a summary enquiry, determine the amount payable in respect of the land for which the application is allowed.

(3)When a tenant has become owner of any land in accordance with the provisions of the sub-section (4) of section 15, the Assistant Collector of the first grade shall issue to him a certificate in form `K’. The Assistant Collector of the first grade shall prepare three copies of such certificate, one to be placed on the file, the second to be sent to the landowner and the third to the patwari concerned, who shall made entries in the mutation register in accordance with the certificate which shall, for purposes of attestation of the mutation and charging of fee, be treated as if it were an order of a revenue officer.

18.  Payment of purchase price—(1) The amount determined under sub-section (2) of section 15 shall be paid in lump sum where it does not exceed two hundred rupees and in fifteen equated half yearly instalments in other cases.

(2)The lump sum or the first instalment of the amount determined under sub-section (2) of section 15 shall be deposited in a Government Treasury or Sub-Treasury or paid to the Assistant Collector of the first grade having jurisdiction within fifteen days of such determination and every subsequent instalmentshall be paid within fifteen days of the date on which it becomes due.

19.Court fees -- An appeal or an application for review or revision as the case may be, shall be made on ……

(a)one rupee court fee stamped paper, when made to the Collector;

(b)two-rupees court fee stamped paper, when made to the Commissioner, and

(c)four-rupees court fee stamped paper, when made to the Financial Commissioner.

20.  Court fee on miscellaneous applications and process fees – Save as provided in rule 19, an application made under the provisions of the Act, shall bear one-rupee court fee stamped. Process fee shall be chargeable as prescribed by or under the Court Fees Act, 1870 (Act VII of 1870)

21.  Procedure to be followed generally --  In all proceedings under the Act and these rules, the Collector or any other officer shall, in respect of matters for which provision has not been made in the Act or these rules, observe, the procedure prescribed for the revenue officers under the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887, and the rules thereunder.

22.  Manner of service of notice or order – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, notices or orders under the Act, shall be served in the manner provided in section 90 of the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887 (Act XVI of 1887).

23.  Repeal – The Punjab Security of Land Tenures Rules, 1953, the Punjab Security of Land Tenures Rules, 1956, and Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural Land Rues, 1958 in so for as they are inconsistent with the provisions of these rules, shall stand repealed.

FORM `A’
(See Rule 5)

(To be furnished in duplicate for each district under rule 5 of the Punjab Land Reforms Rules, 1973).

Name of the land owner/tenant ……………….., son of …………… resident of ………………., Patwar circle ……………… Tehsil ……………..

[(a) Name of minor children with their ages on 24th January, 1971.

Sr.No.              Name                           Age

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

(b) Names of adult sons for whom separate permissible area is selected ……..

Sr.No.             Name

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

PART I (Village-wise)
Name of Village …………….

 

Total area Owned and      Area (if any) Held as mortgagee with possession or as a share in cooperative society (to be indicated) Area Held as a tenant Area cultivated in any other capacity Particulars of area transferred since 24th Jan. 1971 with names of the transferees and nature of transfer whether sale or gift or otherwise Particulars of land acquired since 24th Jan. 1971 Names of tenants under the land owners with area held by each and the date from separately which he tenancy commenced
1 2 3 4 5 6

PART II (Village-wise) 

(Details of Khasra Nos. owned or held as a mortgagee with possession and as a tenant).

Khasra No. Area Kind of land also clearly mentioning if under orchard excluding the area under grapes, bananas and guavas Whether irrigated, if so, source of irrigation Whether irrigation  available for one crop or for two crops Whether selected as a part of permissible area , if so whether reserved for himself or his adult son.
1 2 3 4 5 6

Affidavit 

I solemnly affirm that particulars given by me in the above form are true to the best of knowledge and belief and that nothing has been concealed.

Dated …………. 197

Landowner/Tenant

Attestation

Certified that the above declaration or solemn affirmation was made before me at …………………

It was read over to the deponent who admitted it as correct.

Dated ………… 197

Magistrate Ist Class/Oath

Commissioner

Receipt

           

Received from `A’ (in duplicate) from Shri/Shrimati ……………. Resident of ………………

Dated …………. 197

Collector District

FORM `B’
[See Sub-rule (1) of rule 13]

1.  Name of the landowner

2.  Address ………

3.  Fair rent in repsect of land comprised in the surplus area …….

Village and tehsil in which land is situated Khasra and Khewat No Area Class of land Amount of fair rent.
1 2 3 4 5
         

Note.—(Please mention the first quality land, the land with assured irrigation for one crop, barani land and banjar land in the order).

4.Amount payable for the surplus area –

(a)Amount for the first three hectares of land

(b)Amount for the next three hectares of land

(c)Amount for the remaining area

Signature of the Circle Revenue Officer

FORM `C’
[See sub-rule (2) of rule 13]

To

            …………….

            …………….

A copy of the statement (in form `B’ regarding the amount payable in respect of the surplus area referred to in  sub-section (2) of Section 10 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972, is enclosed for your kind information.

2.You are requested to appear before the undersigned personally or through authorised agent on ………. At ………. And state the nature of your interest in the land mentioned in form `B’ and particulars of your claim for payment of the amount or a part ofthe amount in respect of such interest.

 

Signature of the Collector

or Officer authorised

by the State Government

FORM `D’
[See rule (1) of rule 15]

   Voucher for payment of amount in Cash Book No. ………….. Voucher No. …………….. Name, percentage and residence of the  claimant.

Amount payable in cash Rs. ……….. (in words) ……………….

Signature of Collector

Date …………..         

 

Received Voucher No. ……………. Vocucher No………….

Dated …………

Signature of recipient

Dated ………………

 

            Book No. ……………. Of Book No. ………….

            Head of service Chargeable:

            Voucher No. ………… of list of payment.

            Approved for Rs. (in words) ……………...

 

Signature of Collector.

Dated ………….

Recived this ……….. day of ……….. 197, [..] the sum of Rs. ………… in words being the amount due to me.

Name, percentage and address ……………. Of the claimant

………………

Claimant’s signature

Dated ………….

FORM `E’
[See sub-rule (1) of rule 15]

Form of requisition to be sent by Collector or Officer authorised by the State Government to Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer.

No.

Collector or the Officer

Authorised by the State Government

………….. dated, the

 

To

            The Treasury Officer/

            Sub-Treasury Officer

            ……………….

Please issue immediately  to the undersigned one Book containing voucher Nos. 1 to 100 for payment of compensation in cash under the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972.

 

Collector or the Officer

Authorised by the State Government

FORM `F’
[See sub-rule (1) of rule 15]

Form of intimation to Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer.

Use of Voucher Books.

Intimation No.                          Dated ………….

From

                        The Collector or the Officer authorised

                        By the State Government

 

To

           The Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer,

           ………….. District/Tehsil,

This is to intimate that I have/this ……. Day of ………. Commenced the issue of Book No. ………. Containing voucher Nos.1 to 100. Please acknowledge receipt of this intimation.

 

Collector or the Officer

Authorised by the State Government

………….. dated, the

FORM `G’
(See sub-rule (1) of rule 16)

Statement of encashed compensation cash vouchers issued for the surplus area determined under the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972

Treasury …………. District

 

Date of encashment Book and SN of vouchers Treasury/ sub treasury voucher No. Amount paid Signature of T.O. Remarks
1 2 3 4 5 6

Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer,

…………… District/Tehsil,

Dated ……….

FORM `H’
[See Sub-rule (2) of rule 16]

Monthly statement of payment of amount in cash for the surplus area determined under the provisions of the Punjab Land Reforms Rules, 1973.

Tehsil ……………. District …………… Month ………….

Book and Serial No. of voucher Total amount encashed Remarks

Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer

………….. District/Tehsil

Dated …………

 

The Collector or Officer authorised

By the State Government

………… District

FORM `I’
[See Sub-rule (2) of rule 16]

Consolidated monthly statement of payment of amount in cash for the surplus area determined under the provisions of Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972 to be sent to the Financial Commissioner, Revenue.

Month ……………

Name of District Total amount paid by cash payment Remarks
1 2 3
     

No. …………..

Dated ………..

Collector of the District

or the Officer, authorised

by the State Government,

…………District,

FORM `J’
[See Sub-rule (1) of rule 17]

To

The Assistant Collector of the first grade Tehsil …………

1.I wish to purchase the land(s) description of which is given below (Table A) under Section 15 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972.

2.I also attach (here give details of documents attached) in proof of the fact that the land(s) remained in my occupation for ……… years.’

3.I also own land particulars of which are given in table B overleaf.

4.I intend to pay the purchase price in lump-sum/in …………. Half/yearly instalments.

TABLE `A’

 

SN Name, parentage & address of applicant Total area to be purchased Village, tehsil & district where land is situated Khasra, khatauni and khata nos. of the land Name parentage & address of the land owner Nos. of years for which it has been in occupation and since when Land revenue rates and cesses assessed on land Remarks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

 Signature of the Tenant

TABLE `B’
Land Held

SN Village, tehsil and district where land is situated As owner In any other capacity as mortgagee or lessee or tenant Total of items nos. 3(b) & 3(d) Remarks
    Khasra, area, khewat and khatauni nos. (b) Khasra, area, khewat and khatauni nos. (d)    
    (a) (d)    
1 2 3 4 5

FORM `K’
(See Sub-rule (3) of rule 17) 

Certificate of sale under sub-section (2) of section 15 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972.

            Case No. ………….

            Dated of Institution …………..

            …………….. Versus ………….

 

I, ………………, Assistant Collector of the first grade, hereby certify that ……………., son of …………… resident of village …………. , tehsil ………….. district …………. Is the purchaser of land comprising Khasra Nos. ………… measuring …………, situated in village ………, tehsil ………., district ……….. .

The amount determined in respect of this land is Rs. ……….. and paise ………. The sum of Rs. ……….. paise ……….. has been paid by the purchaser. He is required to pay instalments of Rs.[..] ………. Each per harvest, the last instalment being equal to or less than Rs.[..]………….

Dated …………

 

(Seal)

Signature of Assistant Collector

Ist Grade

SCHEDULE `A’
(See Rule 9)

SN Name of Canal Projected intensity percent
1. Bist Doab Canal (Perennial) 45
2. Sidhwan Canal (Non-perennial) 31
3. Bhakra Canals (Perennial) 62
4. Sirhind Canal (Perennial) 62
5. Eastern Canal (Non-perennial) 55
6. Sirhind Feeder(Golewala System)(Perennial) 62
7. Upper Bari Doab Canal  
  (a) Perennial 90
  (b) Non-perennial 45
8. Government Tubewell 100
9. Shah Naher (Non-perennial) 80

[Note—In respect of private cansl and kuhls and lift irrigation for which there is no project intensity of irrigation, the land irrigated by such means shall be  ascertained from the khasra girdawari of Rabi, 1970 and Kharif, 1970. If the water drawn from such a source had irrigated some land for both Rabi & Kharif, 1970 it shall be treated as the land of the first quality and where such water had irrigated land only for one crop, it shall be treated as land having assured irrigation for only one crop.

[Note 2—The projected intensity of Navi and Moghali Kuhls in Pathankot tehsil and Gurdaspur District shall be 60 per cent].

SCHEDULE `B’
[rule (4) of rule9]

1.Where land is irrigated by water drawn from a privately owned tubewell, pumping set or bore, the area having assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year shall be determined as follows:-

(i)In the case of a tubewell or pumping set or bore worked with 3 H.P. [or more but less than 5 H.P.] Motors- 3 hectares per tubewell or pumping set or bore

(ii)In the case of tubewell or pumping set or bore worked with a 5 H.P. [or more but less than 7-1/2 H.P.] 5 hectares per tubewell or pumping set or bore.

(iii)In the case of tubewell or pumping set or bore worked with not less than 7-1/2 H.P. motor – 6 hectares per tubewell or pumping set or bore.

Provided that in the case of Sunam and Barnala tehsils of the Sangrur district, the Bathinda district, the Faridkot district [Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar and Balachaur] tehsils of the Hoshiarpur district, the Patahnkot tehsil of the Gurdaspur district, the Rajpura tehsil of the Patiala district and National Extension Service Blocks, Khuran Sarvar and Abohar in the Ferozepur district and the Ropar district except Chamkaur Sahib National Extension Service Book, the coverage of area shall be reduced by 25 per cent.

(2)In the case of open wells(percolation wells), the area if land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year shall be two hectares per such well.

Provided that in the Bathinda and Mansa tehsils of the Bathinda district, such land shall be treated as Barani.

(3)If a well is shared by more than one person, the area irrigated by such a well shall be in proportion ti the share of each person;

Provided that where the land irrigated by one or more of the modes referred to in paras (1), (2) and (3) is less thab the land determined under those paras, the land so irrigated shall be treated as the land under assured irrigation and capable of yielding at least two crops in a year.

Note—This Schedule is subject to the provision of rule 9(6).

Hon'ble Revenue Minister

Hon'ble Minister-In-Charge
Shri. Gurpreet Singh Kangar

 


 

Special Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Mangement
Shri. Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS

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