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 PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE MARKETS (AMENDMENT)

ORDINANCE, 2001

(Pb Ord XXIII of 2001)


[3rd October, 2001] 

An Ordinance further to amend the

Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Ordinance 1978 (XXIII of 1978). 

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Punjab Agricultural Produce markets Ordinance, 1978 (XXIII of 1978), in the manner hereinafter appearing; 

And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is dissolved and the Governor of the Punjab is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action; 

And whereas under Article 4 of Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor of the Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance. 

Now therefore in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:- 

 

1.         Short title and commencement.- (1)  This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Ordinance, 2001. 

(2)        It shall come into force at once. 

 

2.         Amendment in section 2 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.-  

(i)         in sub section (a) clause (xx) the figures “1979 (VI of 1979)” shall be substituted by the figures “2001 (XIII of 2001)”; 

(ii)        in sub section (e) for the words “Deputy Commissioner” the words “District Coordination Officer” shall be substituted; 

           (iii)               in sub section (g)- 

(a)        after the words “produce” and before the comma the words “but shall not include a person, other than a member of a society registered under the Co-operative Societies Act, 1912” shall be omitted.

(b)        after the word “a” and before the word “broker” the words “dealer or” shall be deleted; and 

(c)        after the words “of” and before the words “brokers” the words “dealers of” shall be omitted. 

(iv)       in sub-section (o) the full stop at the end shall be substituted by a semi colon and thereafter the word “and” shall be inserted and the following new sub section (p) shall be added:- 

“(p)      ‘Zila Nazim’ means Zila Nazim as defined under section 2 (XXIV) of the Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001 (XIII of 2001)”. 

 

3.         Amendment in section 3 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance, in section 3 for the words “Deputy Commissioner” the words “District Coordination Officer” shall be substituted. 

 

4.         Amendment in section 5 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance, in sub-section (1) of section 6 after the word “prescribed” occurring for the second time the comma shall be substituted by a full stop and thereafter the proviso and the full stop at the end shall be omitted. 

 

5.         Amendment in section 3 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance, in section 8-

 (i)        for sub-section (3) the following shall be substituted:- 

“(3) The remaining members shall be appointed by the Zila Council out of the panel of names recommended by the Zila Nazim and in case there is no Zila Council the District Coordination Officer will recommend the names to the Government, equal to twice the number of vacancies to be filled in the manner provided hereunder that is to say: 

(ii)        in sub-section (4) for the words “Deputy Commissioner” the words “District Coordination Officer” shall be substituted. 

 

6.         Amendment in section 11 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance, in section 11- 

(i)         the words “Government” occurring for the first time shall be deleted and the words “Zila Council and in case there is no Zila Council the Government” shall be inserted; and 

(ii)        the words “Government” occurring for the second time shall be deleted and the words “Zila Council and in case there is no Zila Council the Government” shall be inserted. 

 

7.         Amendment in section 13 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance, in section 13- 

(i)         after the figure 11 and comma the words “Government” shall be deleted and the words “Zila Council and in case there is no Zila Council the Government” shall be inserted. 

(ii)        in the proviso of said section, after the word “the” occurring for the last time and before the word “Government” the words “Zila Council and in case there is no Zila Council by the” shall be inserted. 

 

8.         Amendment in section 16 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance in section 16- 

(i)         for sub-section (1) the following shall be substituted: 

“(1). Subject to such rules as may be made by the Government in this behalf, the Market Committee, Director of Agriculture (Economics and Marketing) and Government may employ such persons as may be necessary for the management of the Market including seasonal and part time staff. The appointments, salaries and other service conditions of the employees of Market Committee, including leave, allowances, pension, gratuity, compassionate allowances, contribution to any provident fund created in this respect shall be governed by the rules framed by the Government. The appointment of seasonal and part time staff shall be made in accordance with budgetary provision”. 

 

9.         Amendment in section 22 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance in sub-section (1) of section 22 for the words “Deputy Commissioner” the words “District Coordination Officer” shall be substituted. 

 

10.       Amendment in section 24 of Ordinance XXIII of 1978.- In the said Ordinance in sub-section (2) of section 24 for the words “District Magistrate” the words “Sessions Judge” shall be substituted

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