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PUNJAB BOARD OF REVENUE ACT, 1957 

SECTIONS                        CONTENTS
            1.         Short title, extent and commencement.
            2.         Definitions.
            3.         Constitution of a Board of Revenue.
            4.         Superintendence and control of Revenue Officers and Revenue Courts.
            5.         Powers of the Board.
            6.         Conduct of business.
            7.         Revision of orders by the Board.
            8.         Review of orders by the Board.
            9.         Power to make rules.
            10.       Savings and validation.
            11.      Repeal of West Pakistan Ordinance XII of 1956 and continuance of action taken thereunder.

 

 

THE

PUNJAB BOARD OF REVENUE

ACT, 1957

(W.P. Act XI of 1957)

28th  February 1957

An Act to provide for the

constitution of a Board of Revenue for the Punjab

 

Preamble : —

 

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of a Board of Revenue for the Punjab:

 

It is hereby enacted as follows : —

 

  1. Short title, extent and commencement : — (1) This Act may be called the Punjab Board of Revenue Act, 1957.

 

(2)        It extends to the whole of the Province of the Punjab] except the Tribal Areas.

 

(3)        It shall be deemed to have come into force on and from the 14th day of October, 1955.

 

  1. Definitions : — Unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context : —

 

(i)         “Board” means the Board of Revenue established under this Act;

 

(ii)        “Government” means the Government of the Punjab; and

 

(iii)       “Member” means a member of the Board of Revenue established under this Act.

 

  1. Constitution of a Board of Revenue : — (1) There shall be a Board of Revenue for the Punjab which shall consist of such Members as may be appointed by the Government from time to time.

 

(2)        The Government may, whenever considered necessary or expedient, appoint or remove a Member.

 

  1. Superintendence and control of Revenue Officers and Revenue Courts : — (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, but subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), and to any orders of the Government with respect to the appointments and conditions of service of Revenue Officers, the general superintendence and control over all Revenue Officers and Revenue Courts in West Pakistan shall vest in, and all such officers, in so far as their functions as Revenue Officers are concerned, shall be subordinate to the Board.

 

(2)        The Board shall be subject to the control of the Government, and in all matters, other than those in which the Board exercises appellate and revisional jurisdiction, the Government shall have power to issue such directions to the Board as may be considered necessary or expedient and the Board shall carry out those directions.

 

  1. Powers of the Board : — (1) The Board shall be the controlling authority in all matters connected with the administration of land, collection of land revenue, preparation of land records and other matters relating thereto.

 

(2)        The Board shall be the highest court of appeal and revision in revenue cases in the Province.

 

(3)        All proceedings relating to any of the matters referred to in sub-sections (1) and (2) which immediately before the date of coming into force of this Act, were pending before the final appellate or revisional authority of any Province, State or other territory or area which has been included in the Province of West Pakistan, shall stand transferred to the Board.

 

  1. Conduct of business : — (1) Subject to the approval of the Government, the Board may distribute its business amongst its members and may, by rules, regulate the procedure of all proceedings before it.

(2)        Any order made or a decree passed by a Member shall be deemed to be the order or decree of the Board.

 

(3)        Where in a case which the Members of the Board are required to dispose of collectively, in accordance with the rules framed under this Act, there is a difference of opinion amongst the Members as to the decision to be given on any point : —

 

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