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PUNJAB ACQUISITION OF LAND (HOUSING)(REPEAL) ACT 1985

 
            1.         Short title, extent and commencement.
            2.         Repeal of Act VIII of 1973.
            3.         Continuation of acquisition proceedings and assessment, etc. of compensation.
            4.         Government may drop acquisition, etc.
            5.        

 

 

PUNJAB ACQUISITION OF LAND (HOUSING) (REPEAL) ACT 1985

(Pb. Act XII of 1985)

13th  November 1985

An Act to repeal the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act, 1973 (VIII of 1973)

 

Preamble : —

Whereas it is expedient to repeal the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act 1973 (VIII of 1973);

 

It is hereby enacted as follows : —

 

  1. Short title, extent and commencement : — (1) This Act may be called the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) (Repeal) Act 1985.

 

(2)        It shall extend to the whole of the Punjab.

 

(3)        It shall come into force at once.

 

  1. Repeal of Act VIII of 1973 : — The Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act, 1973 (VIII of 1973) is hereby repealed.

 

  1. Continuation of acquisition proceedings and assessment, etc. of compensation : — Where in a case proceedings have commenced under the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act 1973 or under its provisions as incorporated or referred to in any other law, rule or instrument, for the time being in force, the same shall continue and shall be completed under the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder:

 

Provided that where in a case an award has not been made under section 7 of the said Act at the time of commencement of this Act, the compensation in such a case shall be assessed, awarded and paid under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act 1894 (I of 1894):

 

Provided further that in a case in which an award has been made before the commencement of this Act under the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act 1973 but the payment of compensation or a part thereof is to be made through bonds, debentures or annuities, the said compensation shall become due for immediate payment in cash on the commencement of this Act unless the owner whose land has been acquired chooses to adjust the same towards the cost of any developed site which may have been given to him as part of compensation

 

Provided further that for the purpose of operation of this section the following provisions of the Punjab Acquisition of Land (Housing) Act, 1973 shall be read as mentioned thereunder : —

 

  1. In the Preamble the words “urban and rural areas of” shall be deemed to have been deleted.
  2. In section 2, sub-section (1)–

 

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