THE PEPSU TENANCY AND AGRICULTURAL

LANDS (AMENDMENT) ACT,1997

 

                                 (PUNJAB ACT NO.5 OF 1998)

 

 

[Received the assent of the Governor of Punjab on the 27th January, 1998, and was published for general information in Punjab Government Gazette (Extraordinary), Legislative Supplement dated the 29th January, 1998.]

AN Act Further to amend the Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1955.

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

 

            1. (1)    This Act may be called the Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural Lands (Amendment) Act. 1997;

            2. (2)    It shall come into force at once.  

2.          In the Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural  Lands (Amendment) Act, 1955 (hereinafter referred to as the Principal Act), in section 2, after clause  (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(ff)      “Non-Resident India” means  a  person  of  India  origin  who  is    

            either Permanently or temporarily settled outside India, in either 

            case –

 

(a)              for or on taking up employment outside India; or

(b)             for carrying on a business of vocation outside India; or

(c)              for any other purpose, in such circumstances as would Indicate his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period.”                                                                                   

3.         In the Principal Act, in section 7, in sub-section (1), for the words “No tenancy”, the words “No tenancy other than a tenancy of the land owner who is a member of the Armed Forces of the Union or a Non-Resident India” shall be substituted.

4.         In the Principal Act, in section 7-A, in sub-section (1), in the proviso, for the words “member of the Armed Forces of the Union” the words “member of the Armed Forces of the Union or a Non-Resident Indian” shall be substituted.

 

 

 

5.         In the Principal Act, after section 7-A, the following section shall be inserted, namely :-

 

            “7-B.    The concession given under sections7 and 7-A to the land owner who is a Non-Resident Indian shall be one time and shall be available only in respect of the land acquired, or held by him before the commencement of the Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural Lands (Amendment) Act, 1997.”

 

6.         In the Principal Act, in section 32-J, in sub-section (3), in clause (a), after the words “Member of the Armed Forces of the Union”, the words “and Non-Resident Indian” shall be inserted.

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short title and commencement.

 

 

Amendment of section- 2 of Pepsu Act 13 of 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment of section 7 of Pepsu Act 13 of 1955.

 

 

 

Amendment of section 7-A of Pepsu Act 13 of 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

Insertion of new section 7-B in Pepsu Act 13 of 1955

 

 

One time concession.

 

 

 

 

Amendment of section 32-J of Pepsu Act 13 of 1955.