THE PUNJAB ABOLITION OF VILLAGE CESS (MALBA) ACT, 1961

 

 

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Subject

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Short title and extent

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Levy or Collection of cess to cease

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Recovery of cess barred

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Penalty

 

 

 

1THE PUNJAB ABOLITION OF VILLAGE CESS

(MALBA) ACT 1961

(PUNJAB ACT NO. 17 0F 1961).

 

[Received the assent of the Governor of Punjab on the 12th April, 1961, and first published for general information in the Punjab Government Gazette(Extraordinary), Legislative Supplement, of the 18th April, 1961.]

 

(1For Statement of Objects and Reasons see Punjab Government Gazette, (Extraordinary), 1961 page 304.)

 

An Act to abolish village cess known as Malba.

 

BE it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows :-

 

1.          Short title and extent:

(1)            This Act may be called the Punjab Abolition of Village Cess (Malba) Act, 1961.

(2)            It extends to the whole of the State of Punjab.

 

2.        Levy or collection of cess to cease:

Notwithstanding anything contained in any Record of Rights prepared or any notification issued or order made under the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887, or any agreement express or implied or any custom or usage to the contrary, as from the commencement of this Act, the village cess known as Malba by whatever name called (hereinafter referred to as the “Cess”) shall cease to be levied or collected.

 

3.        Recovery pf cess barred:

Notwithstanding anything containing in the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887, or in any other law for the time being in force no suit or other legal proceedings for or in relation to the recovery of the cess shall lie or, if already instituted, shall be proceeded with; nor shall the cess be recoverable by any person by any other means whatsoever.

 

4.        Penalty:

Whoever with intent to evade the provisions of this Act accepts or obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain from any person for himself or for any other person the cess hereby abolished shall be punishable with fine which may extend to three hundred rupees.

 

 

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