POLICY REGARDING DISPOSAL OF GOVERNMENT LANDS

 

Contents

                 SN             Category                                     

 

1.                                     Nazool Land                        

2.                                     Provincial Govt Land          

3.                                     Inferior Evacuee Land                  

4.                                     Rural Evacuee Land                     

5.                                     Rural Properties                 

6.                                     Urban Evacuee Land/Property                       

7.                                     Muafi / Dera Lands                                       

 

1.      NAZOOL LANDS

 

A.        Definition :    Land escheated to the state government under section 29 of The Hindu Succession Act 1956.

          

B.        Rules / Instructions  : Nazool Land  (Transfer) Rules 1956

                                           FCR Standing Order No. 28

Memo  14/26/81-LR-III/1716 dated 20/2/1984

Memo  14/26/81-LR-III/9324 dated 4/9/1984

                                           Memo 26/59/85-LR-III/11543 dated 29/8/1985

                                Memo 26/60/98-LR-III/5584 dated 23/8/2001

 

C.        Methods of Disposal: For the purpose of disposal the nazool land can be divided into 5 categories:

 

1.                TRANSFER OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND TO SC/BC MEMBERS

2.                TRANSFER OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND TO SC CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

3.                SALE OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND IN RESTRICTED AUCTION

4.                NAZOOL HOUSES/HOUSE SITES

5.                URBAN NAZOOL LAND ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION RAISE

6.                URBAN/SUB-URBAN NAZOOL LANDS

 

1.        TRANSFER OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND TO SC/BC MEMBERS 

 

1.                 Rules/Instructions – Rule 3 (a), 3 (b) – Nazool Land Rules.

2.            Category – Rural Nazool Land less than 10 acre in a village. Rural Nazool land more than 10acres but no SC Cooperative Society has been formed before 16/5/64.

3.            Mode of disposal – Allotment to members of scheduled caste of the village who are lessees of the land. May also be allotted to members of BC if the Nazool Land is under their self-cultivation.

4.            Eligibility – SC/BC members who are lessees of the land.

5.            Maximum area that can be allotted – 3 acres irrigated or 6 acres un-irrigated or 9 acres Banjar including the own land holding of the allottee. (Rule 3 (a))

6.            Officer competent to transfer the land – District Collector (Rule – 10)

7.            Alienation – No alienation and the land will go only in inheritance.  (Rule-7)

8.            Fixation of Price - 90 times the land revenue or Rs. 200 per acre which ever is less. (Rule 8)

9.            Recovery: The amount will be recovered in 20 equal 6 monthly installments.   (Rule –9).

10.        Penalty for non payment – Can be recovered as arrears of land revenue (Rule –9 A(i)). Allotment may be cancelled for default of 2 installments (Rule 9-A (ii)).

11.        Remarks– Conveyance deed to be issued after deposit of all the installments.          (Rule-11).

 

 

2.        TRANSFER OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND TO SC CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Rule 3 (b) Nazool Land Rules.

2.                Category – Rural Nazool Land more than or equal to 10 acre and where SC Cooperative Society was formed before 16/5/64.

3.                Mode of disposal –     To SC Cooperative Societies formed before 16-5-64 --,Individual SC members (Rule 3 (b).

4.                Eligibility – SC Cooperative Society/SC Members (Rule 3(b)).

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – Number of members x  (Eligibility of each member – 3 acre irrigated or 6 acre un-irrigated or 9 acre Banjar including their own land holding) (Rule (5))

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land – District Collector (Rule – 10)

7.                Alienation – No alienation and the land will go only in inheritance.  (Rule-7)

8.                Fixation of Price - 90 times the land revenue or Rs. 200 per acre which ever is less. (Rule 8)

9.                Recovery: The amount will be recovered in 20 equal 6 monthly installments.   (Rule –9).

10.             Penalty for non payment – Can be recovered as arrears of land revenue (Rule –9A(i)). Allotment may be cancelled by the DC for default of 2 installments (Rule 9-A (ii)).

11.             Remarks– Conveyance deed to be issued after deposit of all the installments. (Rule-11).

 

3.        SALE OF RURAL NAZOOL LAND IN RESTRICTED AUCTION

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Rule 3 (d) Nazool Land Rules, instructions dated 4/9/1984.

2.                Category – Rural Nazool Land which can not be allotted as per Rule –3 (a),(b),(c)

3.                Mode of disposal – Restricted Auction among the SCs of the village/Patwar Circle/Kanungo Circle (Rule 3(d), (e))

4.                Eligibility – SC members.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – 10 acres including the own land holding (Rule 3(d))

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land – State Government (Para 2, instructions dated 4/9/84). DC to issue the sale certificate after full payment (Para –9(i) Instructions dated 4/9/84)

7.                Alienation – No alienation to Non-SC members for 20 years (Para 8(i) Instructions dated 4/9/84). No cultivation by Non-SC. DC to cancel the sale for broach of terms & conditions. Para 8(ii) (iii) of instructions dated 4/9/84.

8.                Fixation of Price – Reserve Price will be 75% of the market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) (ii) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

9.                Recovery:  5 % of the bid at the time of bid and remaining 95 % will be recovered in 20 equal 6 monthly installments with 10 % interest (Rule –9, Para 3 (ix),(xiii),  (xv) instructions dated 4/9/84)

10.             Penalty for non payment – Penal interest at the rate of 3½ % for not depositing the installments. DC to cancel the allotment if arrears are not cleared by the 7th installment. (Para 3 (xv) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

11.             Remarks– (i)   ADC/SDM to supervise the auction. (Para –3 (vi) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (ii)   5 % of the bid to be deposited at the time of bid (Para 3 (ix) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (iii)  DC to put the bidder to possession after deposit of first installment. (Rule 11 A (1) Nazool Rules, Para 9(i) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (iv)  The Sale Certificate conferring the P rights shall be issued on completion of payment of all the installments by the DC. (Rule 11A (1) of Nazool Rules, para 9(i) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (v)   Conveyance deed to be registered and mutation to be sanctioned. (Para 9 (ii) (iii) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

          

4.        NAZOOL HOUSES/HOUSE SITES 

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Rule 15  of Nazool Land Rules.

2.                Category – Rural Nazool House/House Site.

3.                Mode of disposal – To persons/institutions as decided by the Government on the recommendations of DC.

4.                Eligibility – As decided by the State Government.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – State Government to decide on case to case basis.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land – State Government.

7.                Alienation – State Government to decide.

8.                Fixation of Price – Average market value locality and as finalised by the State Government.

9.                Recovery: State Government to decide.

10.             Penalty for non payment – State Government to decide

11.             Remarks –  ---

 

5.        URBAN NAZOOL LAND ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION RAISE

 

TRANSFER OF URBAN GOVERNMENT NAZOOL / EVACUEE / INFERIOR EVACUEE LAND ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN RAISED BEFORE 1/1/1996.

 

1.        Rules / Instructions: Govt. instruction dated 23/8/2001.

 

2.        Category: - Land of any type i.e. Government, Nazool, Evacuee and Inferior Evacuee.

-Pucca construction raised before 1/1/1996 and continuous possession since then.

           -Situated within MC limit, (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

3.        Mode of disposal- Transfer to unauthorised occupant (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

4.                Eligibility: -    -Pucca construction raised before 1/1/996 (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

                                -Continuous possession since 1/1/1996 (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

                                -Submitted application by 23/10/2001 (Para 9 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

                                -Only one property can be transferred (Para 3 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

5.        Maximum area that can be allotted: -No restriction (Para 4 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

6.        Officer competent to transfer the property: - Tahsildar to recommend and SDM to allot the land. Appeal to Deputy Commissioner ( Para 7, 8, 13 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

7.        Alienation: - No restriction (Para 14, 15 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

8.        Rate and price fixation: The following rate to be charged:

 

Area – A

Rate as % of market rate

A £ 5 Marla

20%

5 Marla < A £ 10 Marla

30%

10 Marla < A £ 1 Kanal

40%

1 Kanal < A

100%

 

(Para 4 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

The market rate of the land will be determined by a committee headed by Deputy Commissioner. (Para 5 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

9.        Recovery: - Ό of price within 1 month of offer of allotment.

     - Ύ of price 10 six monthly instalments (Para 6 of instructions dated          

       23/8/2001).

 

10.      Penalty of non payment: - No allotment.

 

11.      Remarks :       (1)       Pucca construction and continuous possession to be supported by Electricity, Water Bill etc. (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

(2)             P-Rights to be given and registered after recovery of full price.(Para 14, 15 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

           Last date of applications – Dated 23/10/2001

(Para 9 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

6.        URBAN AND SUB URBAN NAZOOL LAND

 

1.        There are three ways of disposal of Nazool Lands situated within MC limits or within 2 miles of MC limits:

 

A.               Transfer to other departments

B.               Transfer to MC/PSUs

C.               Open Auction

 

2.        Before the land in Urban or Sub-Urban areas is sold by open auction, it needs to be carefully examined whether the land is required by any Government Department, Municipal Council and Improvement Trust, PSUs for any public purpose immediately or in the near future. In order to ensure that Government land is disposed of with proper care a committee headed by DC is constituted to determine whether any particular piece of land is required for the purpose of any Government Department or for providing civic amenities in the municipal areas. Only the land which according to this committee is not required for any such purposes and is not likely to be so required in future may be disposed of in public auction (Para 11 instructions dated 20/2/84).

 

A.       TRANSFER TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84 and 4/9/84, FCR SO 28.

2.                Category –Nazool Lands situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Retain the land for Revenue Department if it is required. If not required then transfer it to the other department for whose scheme it is required. (Para 8(a) of instructions 20/2/84, para 3A of FCR SO 28)

4.                Eligibility – All departments.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR : if no objection from the either department.- CMM/CM: in case of dispute/objection and in case land is being transferred free of cost to departments from whom payment should be taken. (Para 6 of FCR SO 28)

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price –    (i)         Land will be transferred free of cost to the Punjab government departments (except the departments of colonization, irrigation, power)

                                          (ii)        Market rate from central government departments and departments of colonisation, irrigation and power of Punjab Government. (Para 2.2, 6A-1, 6A-2 of FCR SO 28)

                                          (iii)       The current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) (ii) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

 

9.                Recovery: Debit/Credit, Cash Payment (Para 6, 6A-3, of FCR SO 28)

10.             Penalty for non payment –

11.             Remarks– DC to submit a self contained proposal to FCR (Para 13 of instructions dated 20/2/84, Para 3-A-1 of FCR SO 28)

 

 

B         TRANSFER TO MC/PSUs

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84, 4/9/84, FCR SO 28.

2.                Category –Nazool Lands situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Transfer to MCs, Improvement Trusts and PSUs (Para 8(b) of instructions 20/2/84, para 3A(b) of FCR SO 28).

4.                Eligibility – All PSUs, MCs/ITs etc.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR : if no objection from the either department and payment is being made. -CMM/CM : in case the land is being transferred free of cost and if there is any dispute/objection. (Para 6 of FCR SO 28)

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price – (i) - At the current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 8(b) of instructions dated 20/2/84, Para 3 (i) (ii) of instructions dated 4/9/84, Para 3A(b) of FCR SO 28).

           (ii)       Urban Nazool lands which were given to MCs for management by the Revenue Department can be transferred to them at 50% of the market rate. (Para 19 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

9.                Recovery: Lump-sum through Cheque/Draft

10.             Penalty for non payment –

12.             Remarks– DC to submit a self contained proposal to FCR (Para 13 of instructions dated 20/2/84, para 3A-1 of FCR SO 28)

 

C        OPEN AUCTION

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84, 4/9/84 and 29/8/85,  FCR SO 28

2.                Category –Nazool Lands situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Open auction (Para 8 (c) of instructions 20/2/84, 3A(c) of FCR SO 28).

4.                Eligibility – If land is not required by the Government Departments, MCs, PSUs (Para 8, 11 of instructions dated 20/2/84, 3A(c) of FCR SO 28).

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –Approval of FCR required before putting the land to auction (instruction dated 29/8/85). State Government to approve the auction. (Para 2 of instructions dated 4/9/84)

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price – Reserve Price to be the current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84, para 8(c) of instructions dated 20/2/84 and para 3A(c) of FCR SO 28)

9.                Recovery: 25 % at the time of bid ( Para 3 (ix) of instructions dated 4/9/84), remaining 75 % within 15 days of acceptance of bid. (Para 3 (xiii) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

10.             Penalty for non payment – If full payment is not received within 15 days, DC shall cancel the sale and forfeit the amount already paid. (Para 3 (xiv) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

12.             Remarks– (i)   ADC/SDM to supervise the auction. (Para –3 (vi) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (ii)   DC to put the bidder to possession after deposit of full payment first installment. (Para 3 (xiii), 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iii)  The Sale Certificate conferring the P rights shall be issued on full payment (Para 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iv)  Conveyance deed to be registered and mutation to be sanctioned. (Para 9 (ii) (iii) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

(v)   District Collector can be approached for setting aside the auction and sale. (Para 5 of instructions dated 4/9/84)

 

2.               PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LAND

 

A.       Instructions /Rules : Memo No. 14/26/81-LR-3/1716, dated 20/2/1984

                                           Memo No. 14/26/81-LR-3/9324, dated 4/9/1984

                                           Memo No. 26/59/85-LR-III/11543 dated 29/8/1985            

FCR’s  Standing Order No. 28

Memo No. 26/60/98-LR-III/5584 dated 23/8/2001

                                                                                                                                             

B.        Methods of Disposal: The Provincial Government Land can be divided into three categories for the purpose of disposal:

 

1.                RURAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LANDS

2.                URBAN PROVINCIAL GOVT LANDS ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION RAISED

3.                URBAN/SUB-URBAN PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LANDS

4.                LAND ACQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES BUT THEREAFTER SURRENDERED

 

 

 

1.        RURAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT LANDS 

 

The provincial government land situated in rural areas i.e. lands situated beyond 2 miles  from the limits of municipal areas should be disposed of in the following manner:

 

A.    Transfer to Forest/Horticulture Department

    1. Transfer to Gallantry Award Winners
    2. Open Auction

 

A        TRANSFER TO FOREST/HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT:

          

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84, FCR SO 28

2.                Category – Provincial government lands situated in rural areas i.e. lands situated beyond 2 miles of MC limits.(Para 10 of instructions dated 20/2/84)

3.                Mode of disposal – Transfer to Forest/Horticulture Department. (Para 10(a),13 of instructions dated 20/2/84)

4.                Eligibility – Forest/Horticulture Dept. (Para 10(a) of instructions 20/2/84)

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No limit.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR: (Para 13 of 20/2/84 and para 6 of FCR SO 28)

7.                Alienation –

8.                Fixation of Price –  Free of Cost (Para 6A-1 FCR SO 28)

9.                Recovery:  N.A.

10.             Penalty for non payment – N.A.

11.             Remarks– DC to submit a self-contained proposal to FCR for his orders (Para 13 of instructions dated 20/2/84).

 

 

B.        TRANSFER TO GALLANTRY AWARD WINNERS:

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84.

2.                Category – Provincial government land in rural areas i.e. lands situated beyond 2 miles  from the MC limits. (Para 10(a) of 20/2/84)

3.                Mode of disposal – Transfer to Gallantry Award Winners (Para 10 (b) instructions dated 20/2/84)

4.                Eligibility – Recipient of Mahavir Chakra or Vir Chakra (Para 10(b) of instructions dated 20/2/84)

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – 5 acre for Vir Chakra and 10 acres for Mahavir Chakra. (Para 10(a) of instructions dated 20/2/84).

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR

7.                Alienation – Not  specified.

8.                Fixation of Price –  Free of cost (Para 10(b) of instructions dated 20/2/84)

9.                Recovery:  NA

10.             Penalty for non payment – NA

11.             Remarks–        --

 

C.       OPEN AUCTION:

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84, 4/9/84 and 29/8/85

2.                Category – Provincial government land in rural areas i.e. lands situated beyond 2 miles of MC limits which remain un-allotted  (Para 10, 10(c) of instructions dated 20/2/84) 

3.                Mode of disposal – Open auction (Para 10 (c) of instructions 20/2/84).

        Prior approval of FCR (Instructions dated 29/8/85)

4.                Eligibility –     Open auction.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – Not specified.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –Approval of FCR required before putting the land to auction (instruction dated 29/8/85). State Government to approve the auction. (Para 2 of instructions dated 4/9/84).

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price – Reserve price will be the current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84, para 10(c) of instructions dated 20/2/84)

9.                Recovery: 25 % at the time of bid (Para 3 (ix) of instructions dated 4/9/84), remaining 75 % within 15 days of acceptance of bid. (Para 3 (xiii) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

10.             Penalty for non payment – If full payment is not received within 15 days, DC shall cancel the sale and forfeit the amount already paid. (Para 3 (xiv) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

11.             Remarks– (i)   ADC/SDM to supervise the auction. (Para –3 (vi) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (ii)   DC to put the bidder to possession after deposit of full payment, (Para 3 (xiii), 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iii)  The Sale Certificate conferring the P rights shall be issued on full payment (Para 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iv)  Conveyance deed to be registered and mutation to be sanctioned. (Para 9 (ii) (iii) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

(v)   District Collector can be approached for setting aside the auction and sale. (Para 5 of instructions dated 4/9/84)

 

 

2.        URBAN NAZOOL LAND ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION RAISE

 

TRANSFER OF URBAN GOVERNMENT NAZOOL / EVACUEE / INFERIOR EVACUEE LAND ON WHICH PUCCA CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN RAISED BEFORE 1/1/1996.

 

1.        Rules / Instructions: Govt. instruction dated 23/8/2001.

 

2.        Category: - Land of any type i.e. Government, Nazool, Evacuee and Inferior Evacuee.

-Pucca construction raised before 1/1/1996 and continuous possession since then.

           -Situated within MC limit, (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

3.        Mode of disposal- Transfer to unauthorised occupant (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

5.                Eligibility: -    -Pucca construction raised before 1/1/996 (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

                                -Continuous possession since 1/1/1996 (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

                                -Submitted application by 23/10/2001 (Para 9 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

                                -Only one property can be transferred (Para 3 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

5.        Maximum area that can be allotted: -No restriction (Para 4 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

6.        Officer competent to transfer the property: - Tahsildar to recommend and SDM to allot the land. Appeal to Deputy Commissioner ( Para 7, 8, 13 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

7.        Alienation: - No restriction (Para 14, 15 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

8.        Rate and price fixation: The following rate to be charged:

 

Area – A

Rate as % of market rate

A £ 5 Marla

20%

5 Marla < A £ 10 Marla

30%

10 Marla < A £ 1 Kanal

40%

1 Kanal < A

100%

 

(Para 4 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

The market rate of the land will be determined by a committee headed by Deputy Commissioner. (Para 5 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

 

9.        Recovery: - Ό of price within 1 month of offer of allotment.

     - Ύ of price 10 six monthly instalments (Para 6 of instructions dated          

       23/8/2001).

 

10.      Penalty of non payment: - No allotment.

 

11.      Remarks :       (1)       Pucca construction and continuous possession to be supported by Electricity, Water Bill etc. (Para 2 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

(3)             P-Rights to be given and registered after recovery of full price.(Para 14, 15 of instructions dated 23/8/2001)

           Last date of applications – Dated 23/10/2001

(Para 9 of instructions dated 23/8/2001).

 

3.         URBAN / SUB URBAN GOVERNMENT LAND

 

1.        The provincial government land situated in urban areas i.e. land within the municipal limits and upto 2 miles beyond these limits shall be disposed of in the following manner :

 

A.    Transfer to other departments

B.     Transfer to MC/PSUs

C.    Open Auction

 

2.        Before the land in Urban or Sub-Urban areas is sold by open auction, it needs to be carefully examined whether the land is required by any Government Department, Municipal Council and Improvement Trust, PSUs for any public purpose immediately or in the near future. In order to ensure that Government land is disposed of with proper care a committee headed by DC is constituted to determine whether any particular piece of land is required for the purpose of any Government Department or for providing civic amenities in the municipal areas. Only the land which according to this committee is not required for any such purposes and is not likely to be so required in future may be disposed of in public auction (Para 11 instructions dated 20/2/84).

 

A.       TRANSFER TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84 and 4/9/84

2.                Category – Urban and sub-urban provincial government lands i.e. land situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Retain the land for Revenue Department if it is required. If not required then transfer it to the other department for whose scheme it is required. (Para 9,8 (a) of instructions 20/2/84).

4.                Eligibility – All departments.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR : if no objection from the either department. -CMM/CM : in case of dispute/objection and in case land is being transferred free of cost to departments from whom payment should be taken. (Para 6 of FCR SO 28)

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price –    (i)         Land will be transferred free of cost to the Punjab government departments (except the departments of colonization, irrigation, power)

 

(ii)       Market rate from central government departments and departments of colonisation, irrigation and  power of Punjab government. (Para 2.2, 6A-1, 6A-2 of FCR SO 28)

 

(iii)      The current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) (ii) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

 

9.                Recovery: Debit/Credit, Cash Payment (Para 6A-3, of FCR SO 28)

10.             Penalty for non payment – NA

11.             Remarks– DC to submit a self contained proposal to FCR (Para 13 of instructions dated 20/2/84, Para 3-A-1 of FCR SO 28)

 

B         TRANSFER TO MC/PSUs

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84 and 4/9/84, FCR SO 28

2.                Category – Urban and sub-urban provincial government lands situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Transfer to MCs, Improvement Trusts and PSUs (Para 8 (a) (b) of instructions 20/2084).

4.                Eligibility – All PSUs, MCs, ITs etc.

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –FCR : if no objection from the either department and payment is being made. -CMM/CM : in case of dispute/objection and in case land is being transferred free of cost and if there is any dispute. (Para 6 of FCR SO 28)

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price –  The price will be the current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

9.                Recovery: Lump-sum through Cheque/Draft

10.             Penalty for non payment – NA

11.             Remarks– DC to submit a self contained proposal to FCR (Para 13 of instructions dated 20/2/84, Para 3-A-1 of FCR SO 28)

 

C        OPEN AUCTION

 

1.                Rules/Instructions – Instructions dated 20/2/84, 4/9/84 and 29/8/85, FCR SO 28)

2.                Category – Urban and sub-urban provincial government lands situated within municipal limits or within 2 miles from the municipal limits.

3.                Mode of disposal – Open auction (Para 8 (c) of instructions 20/2/84).

4.                Eligibility – If land is not required by the Government Departments, MCs, PSUs (Para 8 (c), 11 of instructions dated 20/2/84).

5.                Maximum area that can be allotted – No restriction.

6.                Officer competent to transfer the land –Approval of FCR required before putting the land to auction (instruction dated 29/8/85). State Government to approve the auction. (Para 2 of instructions dated 4/9/84).

7.                Alienation – No restrictions.

8.                Fixation of Price – Reserve Price will be the current market price to be determined by DC if the price worked out is less than or equal to Rs. 10 lac, when it exceeds Rs. 10 lac but is upto Rs. 50 lac by the Divisional Commissioner and when it exceeds Rs. 50 lac then by the Financial Commissioner Revenue. (Para 3 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84, para 8(c) of instructions dated 20/2/84).

9.                Recovery: 25 % at the time of bid (Para 3 (ix) of instructions dated 4/9/84), remaining 75 % within 15 days of acceptance of bid. (Para 3 (xiii) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

10.             Penalty for non payment – If full payment is not received within 15 days, DC shall cancel the sale and forfeit the amount already paid. (Para 3 (xiv) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

11.             Remarks– (i)   ADC/SDM to supervise the auction. (Para –3 (vi) of instructions dated 4/9/84)

    (ii)   DC to put the bidder to possession after deposit of full payment, (Para 3 (xiii), 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iii)  The Sale Certificate conferring the P rights shall be issued on full payment (Para 9 (i) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

    (iv)  Conveyance deed to be registered and mutation to be sanctioned. (Para 9 (ii) (iii) of instructions dated 4/9/84).

(v)   District Collector can be approached for setting aside the auction and the sale. (Para 5 of instructions dated 4/9/84)

 

 

4.         LAND ACQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES BUT THEREAFTER SURRENDERED

 

           Lands which were acquired by the government for some public purposes and if it is not required for some reason, such lands can be used for some other public purpose or will be sold.

 

A.       USE FOR OTHER PUBLIC PURPOSE:  (Para 87-A of SO 28) If the land in question is no longer required for the purpose for it was originally acquired then it can be used for another public purpose. It is a settled law that the land acquired for public purpose can be transferred to another public purpose. Paramount consideration will be service of the public purpose. The owner of the land can not claim that if the purpose is to be changed, the property should be returned to him.

 

B.        SALE OF ACQUIRED LAND : (Para 87-A of SO 28) If the acquired land is not to be used for any other public purpose then it will be sold. If the land is agricultural and situated outside of the MC limits then the first preference will be given to the owners. No specific procedure has been prescribed for sale of such land and therefore the procedure prescribed for open auction of provincial government lands should be followed as discussed in above paras. The land which has been acquired by the government is provincial government land and therefore, it is to be disposed of by transfer to other departments or by sale through open auction. The land can be sold either in open auction or through tenders. The department by which the land is surrendered will be given an opportunity to comment upon any bid or tender before it is accepted (Para 88).  The sums realized will be credited to the department for which the land was acquired (See para 1C, 2C above) regarding open auction.

 

C.       RESTORATION TO ORIGINAL LAND OWNERS : Para 87 of SO 28 under which there was provision for restoration of acquired lands to the original land owners stands  deleted vide notification dated 13/3/2000.

 

 

 

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