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Press Note -Transfer of Rural Evacuee Land on the basis of possession wef Rabi 1978



Punjab Government Department of Rehabilitation


                                                                              PRESS NOTE

Subject:            Transfer of Rural Evacuee Land on the basis of possession wef Rabi 1978.


1.         The latest policy of Government with regard to disposal of surplus rural evacuee agricultural land has been announced on February 26. 1980. One of the decisions pertains to the transfer of the land on the basis of possession to the occupants up to 10 ordinary acres each, inclusive of an occupants own holding, if any, on the following main conditions: ­

(I)        (i)         The cultivating possession of an occupants is established to be   continuous and undisputed from the entries in the Khasra Girdawaris           form Rabi 1978; and

(ii)        He is head of his family.

(II)       An occupants own holding shall include

(a)        the land owned by him, his wife and his dependent children ; and

(b)        any Nazool or inferior evacuee land purchased from the Revenue Department on instalments  basis or otherwise, even if it is not fully paid.

(III)      The price of the land shall be charged at the following rates :­

(a)        Scheduled Castes

For all types of land                  Rs. 200/- per ordinary acre.

(b)        No Scheduled Castes

(i)         Chahi, Nehri     Rs.2000/-per ordinary acre.

(ii)        Barani, Sailabi etc. Rs. 1000/- per ordinary acre.

Where any cultivated land is not commended by any evacuee Well or source of irrigation provided by Government, the price of the land shall be charged at 'Barani' rates.

(IV)      The cultivating possession shall be determined strictly on the basis of the entries appearing in the Khasra Girdawari. Doubtful and tampered with Khasra Girdawaris shall be ignored. Similarly corrections of the Khasra Girdawaris secured after February 26, 1980 shall not be taken into consideration.

(V)       The price of land shall be recovered in S annual equated instalments with interest at 7% per annum first instalment payable at the time of the transfer.

(VI)      The occupants shall be liable to pay, in lump sum, or under specific orders, made by the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Sales commissioner, in instalments arrears on account of rent/damages, of the land occupied by them alongwith the price of the land, but the number of instilments shall in no case exceed, the number in which the price of land is recoverable.

(VII)    The following occupants shall not be entitled to the transfer of land :

(i)         a minor or such women whose husband is alive but is not disabled or incapacitated ;

(ii)        an allottee or his vendee, the allotment whereof has been cancelled, and

(iii)       Who has already purchased surplus rural evacuee agricultural land on the basis of possession or in restricted auction and has disposed of the same, or has ceased to be entitled to hold the land by of reasons of default, the terms and conditions of the transfer or sale.

2.         The occupants who consider themselves eligible to the transfer of the land occupied by them, in terms of the above conditions, should submit their applications in a prescribed form to the Tehsildars (Mahal)-cum-(Sale)/Naib Tehsildars (Mahal) (Sale) of their respective Tehsildar/Sub- Tehsildars, by the l5th of April, 1980 positively. The prescribed forms can be obtained from the Tehsil Offices, free of cost.

3.         Applications received after the aforesaid date shall not be entertained.



Dated, Chandigarh, the February 26, 1980


Hon'ble Revenue Minister


 Hon'ble Minister-In-Charge
 Sh. Bram Shanker Sharma (Jimpa)

Additional​ Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management

Sh.  K A P Sinha, IAS

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