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Disposal of various types of Govt. land. – Approval of FCR for putting lands to auction


Government of Punjab Department of Revenue (L.R. Bracnh)


All the Deputy Commissioners in the State.

Memo No. 26/59/85-LR-III/11543

Chandigarh, dated the 29th August 1985.

Sub:Disposal of various types of Government landApproval of FCR for putting lands to auction

Ref:This department memo No. 14/26/81-LR-III/1716, dated 20/2/84.

In para 9 and 10 of the communication under reference procedure for the disposal of Provincial Government Lands situated in urban areas within Municipal limits and upto two miles beyond these limits and Provincial Government land situated in rural areas beyond two miles from the limits of Municipal areas has been prescribed. So far as first kind of land is concerned, it is to be disposal of in the following manner:

  • In the first instance, this land should be retained by the Revenue Department, if it is required for its own schemes/projects. If it is not needed by the Revenue Department, then this land should be transferred to that Department for whose scheme/project it is suitable and is immediately required.
  • It this land is not required for any Government Department then it should be transferred to the Municipal Committee/Corporation, or Improvement Trust or a Public Sector Undertaking, if they pay the current market price of this land.
  • If this land is not disposed of in the above manner stated at (a) and (b) above, it shall be disposed of through open auction after fixing the current market price as reserve piece according to the procedure which will be conveyed to you separately.


2.The second kind of land is also required to be disposedof in the following manner:

  • In the first instance this land should be transferred to the Forest or Horticulture Department if it suits their schemes/projects. This land which has been identified as suitable for the Forest and Horticulture Department, may be transferred to these Department within a period of six months.
  • If the land is not accepted by the Forest or Horticulture Departments, then the Deputy Commissioner should also identify the areas which can immediately be transferred to the gallantry awards winners in the next six months. At present the winners of Vir Charkra are given a grant of 5 acres of land or cash award of Rs. 25,000/- in lieu thereof and of Mahavir Chakras 10 acres of land or Rs. 50,000/- cash award in lieu thereof. The pieces of 5 acres and 10 acres of land to be allotted, should be situated in the rural areas and not in the urban or sub urban areas.
  • The remaining land whether under lease or laying uncultivated should be disposed of through open auction, its reserve price being fixed at the current market price, according to the procedure which will be conveyed to you, separately.

The method indicated at (c) in both the cases is that if this land is not disposed of in the manner stated at (a) and (b), it shall be disposed of through open auction after fixing the current market price is reserve price according to the procedure prescribed in this department Memo No. 14/26/81-LR-III/9324, dated 4/9/85. The auction of such land is to be ordered by a District Level Committee constituted in accordance in para 11 of this Department letter dated 20/2/1984.

It has been decided that until further orders before putting provincial Government Lands to auction approval of the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Punjab may be obtained in each case. This procedure should be followed meticulously.

Receipt of this communication may be acknowledged.

Hon'ble Revenue Minister


Special Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management

Sh.  K A P Sinha, IAS

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