RAVI URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 2020
Act to establish the Ravi Urban Development
It is necessary in public
interest to establish Ravi Urban Development Authority for the purpose of
comprehensive system of planning and development in the area specified in
Master Plan of the Authority to improve the quality of life in the area; to
establish an integrated modern and regional development approach and a
continuing process of planning and development by achieving the highest
environmental standards, quality of life and modern standard facilities; to
make a healthy and prosperous community in its area as determined by the
Government from time to time; and, to rehabilitate water aquifer and the
dying Ravi River into fresh perennial water body with a state-of-the-art
water front and urban development on reclaimed and adjoining lands.
It is also necessary in
public interest to evolve policy and programs relating to the improvement of
the environment for housing, industrial development, traffic,
transportation, health, education, water supply, sewerage, drainage, solid
waste disposal and other objectives on profit and non-profit basis; to carry
out refurbishment, uplifting and maintenance of infrastructure and the
performance of other modern civic and municipal ventures or tasks; and, to
provide for the ancillary matters.
Be it enacted by Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab as follows:
1. Short title,
extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be cited as the Ravi Urban Development Authority Act 2020.
(2) It extends to
such areas as the Government may, in the official Gazette, from time to time
(3) It shall come
into force at once.
In this Act:
(a) “Agency” means
an Agency established by the Authority to perform one or more of its
functions under this Act;
(b) “area” means the
area as defined under section 3;
means the Ravi Urban Development Authority established under section 4 of
“Board” means the Board of the Authority established under section 4A of
“CEO” means the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority appointed under
section 9 of this Act;]
(d) “Chairman” means
the Chairman of the [Board]
appointed in terms of section 8 of this Act;
(e) “Collector” means Land Acquisition Collector under the Land
Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894).
means payment in the form of cash or, at the option of the land owner, in
any other form such as bonds, debentures, annuities, alternate land,
developed sites or a combination of two or more of such forms;
means the grant by the Authority of any of its rights, privileges or
functions to a person in consideration of the investment made or arranged by
such person at the instance of the Authority on any infrastructure
means any change in use of land or property from the one originally provided
in an approved scheme or Master Plan of an area;
General” means the Director General of an Agency;
(j) “District Collector” means Collector of the District under the
Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967);
(k) “fee” means an
amount levied by the Authority on the land, area, scheme or property on
account of any privilege, benefit, services, transfer of rights and
interests, issuance of a licence or permission
or any cost and includes charges for provision of water supply,
construction, maintenance and network of roads, drainage, sewerage and other
shall have the same meanings as assigned in the Financial Institutions
(Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001 (XLVI of 2001);
institution” shall have the same meanings as assigned in the Financial
Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001 (XLVI of 2001);
(n) “Fund” means the
Ravi Urban Development Authority Fund established under this Act;
means Government of the Punjab;
(i) a department,
bureau, commission, board, office, or unit of the Government;
(ii) a local
(iii) a developmental
or any other public authority, company or corporation owned or controlled by
the Government or a local government;
(q) “housing finance”
means finance provided by a financial institution to the individuals,
persons or companies for the construction, refurbishments or purchase of the
residential houses and plots, commercial plots or buildings, projects, units
(r) “housing scheme”
means a scheme which provides for residential sites, houses or apartments
including ancillary land in the area for uses such as:
(i) building and
other facilities for health, education, recreation, culture, transportation,
communication and shopping;
services such as water supply, drainage, sewerage, sanitation, electricity,
fuel and other related services;
(s) “joint venture”
means entering into an agreement as partner;
(t) “land” includes
earth, water and air, above, below or on the surface and any improvements in
the structure customarily regarded as land and benefits arising out of land
and things attached to earth or permanently fastened to earth;
government” means a local government as defined in the Punjab Local
Government Act, 2019 (XIII of 2019);
(v) “Master Plan”
means the independent Master Plan of the Authority for the area notified and
prepared in the traditional method for presenting a set of land usage,
allocation and control measures in the form of a map or in graphical form
and is supported by written statement of goals and objectives, strategy,
financial implications and policies for planning and development for an area
and includes a structure plan, an outline development plan, a spatial plan
and a peri-urban structure plan;
(w) “member” means a
member of the [Board];
(x) “person” includes
an individual, company, firm, institution, Government agency, co-operative
society or association of individuals whether incorporated or not;
interested” includes a person claiming an interest in the compensation to be
made on account of the acquisition of land under the Act;
means prescribed by the rules or the regulations;
means the regulations framed under this Act;
(bb) “rules” means the
rules made under this Act;
(cc) “scheme” means
projects approved for urban development, redevelopment, regeneration, or
renewal, areas notified for specific use, traffic control plans,
classification and reclassification plans, housing scheme or zoning scheme
in the area; or infrastructure and services including transportation systems
and road networks, healthcare facilities, recreational facilities, parks and
theme parks, educational facilities, cultural facilities, communication and
civic facilities, water supply and drainage systems, sewerage and
sanitation, energy generation, procurement, transmission and distribution
systems including for electric power through any other energy source or
industrial estates and all systems and facilities or works incidental or
ancillary thereto, planned, made, undertaken and / or supervised and/ or
approved by the Authority under this Act;
(dd) “Schedule” means
the Schedule appended to this Act;
“service area” means an area to be notified as such by the Authority
and in which an Agency provides services;
(ff) “sponsor” means
the sponsor or developer of a private housing scheme and, for the purpose of
an offence liable to imprisonment under this Act, includes the chief
executive officer, director or any other individual in charge of the scheme
on behalf of the sponsor entity; and
(gg) “toll” means a
charge levied and collected for the use of roads, bridges, flyovers,
underpasses or similar other facilities.
3. Area of the
The Government shall, by notification in the
official Gazette, specify the area of the Authority as may be determined by
of the Authority.–
(1) The Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, establish
an Authority to be known as the Ravi Urban Development Authority for
carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) The Authority
shall be a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal, with
powers, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire and hold property,
both movable and immovable, and may by the said name, sue and be sued.
(3) The Government
shall review the performance of the Authority and may, from time to time,
give general policy directions to implement such directions.
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(1) There shall be a Board of the Authority consisting of the following
four ex-officio members not below the
rank of Secretaries to the Government to be nominated by the Government;
five non-official members to be
nominated by the Government for three years, and in case of casual vacancy,
a member, other than the Chairman, in like manner be nominated by the
Government for the remaining unexpired term of the outgoing member;
two technical experts or professionals,
to be appointed by the Government in such manner, on such criteria and on
such terms and conditions as may be prescribed; and
the CEO of the Authority.
(2) The Board shall
exercise all powers, perform all functions and do all acts which may be
exercised, performed or done by the Authority.
(3) No act or
proceeding of the Board shall be invalid merely by reason of any vacancy in,
or defect in the constitution of the Board.]
s of members.–
(1) No person shall be, or shall continue to be a member who:
(a) is or, at any
time, has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude; or
(b) is or, at any
time, has been adjudicated insolvent; or
(c) is found to be a
lunatic or of unsound mind; or
(d) is a minor; or
(e) has a financial
interest in any scheme or a conflicting interest, directly or indirectly,
between his interests as a member and his private interests, and has failed
to disclose such interest in writing to the Authority.
(2) A member, other
than an ex-officio member, may resign from his office at any time under his
hand addressed to the Government and such resignation shall be effective
from the date of acceptance by the Government.
(3) The Government
may remove the Chairman or a member, other than an ex-officio member,
subject to notice and opportunity of hearing, during the term of office if
such member is:
disqualified to be a member; or
absent from three consecutive meetings
of the [Board]
without prior permission of the Chairman; or
found guilty of misconduct.
6. Powers and
functions of the Authority.-
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in
force and subject to the provisions of this Act, the Authority may, with the
agreement of the local government concerned and on such terms and conditions
as may be prescribed, shall have powers to:
initiate and maintain a continuous
process of master planning, urban planning, spatial planning for the area;
update or amend the Master Plan and
take all steps and measures necessary for the implementation and enforcement
of the Master Plan;
prepare and periodically revise land
use and building regulations for the area to implement the Master Plan, and
the land use in its area shall be the exclusive responsibility of the
outsource one or more of its functions
for smooth functioning and implementation of the Master Plan, building
controls and infrastructure development;
plan, promote, organize and implement
programmes for construction, development,
operation, repair, rehabilitation, security and maintenance of the
develop, operate and maintain water
supply, sewerage, drainage, wastewater treatment, disposal and groundwater
level improvement, and water treatment plants and water management in its
area shall be the exclusive responsibility of the Authority and it may fix
any tariff as it deems necessary and / or enter into any agreement with any
other person for the same purpose;
coordinate with Irrigation Department
of the Government for regulating water flows within its area;
prepare, plan, design and implement a
comprehensive transportation plan for the area;
plan, design and implement traffic
engineering and traffic management programs;
prepare, plan and implement solid waste
management plan for the area;
maintain green areas and aquaculture in
its area, preserve and develop forest lands and horticulture;
prepare asset management schemes
regarding the property under its management;
prepare, implement and enforce schemes
for environmental improvements, housing, urban renewal including slum
improvement and redevelopment, solid waste disposal, transportation and
traffic, health and educational facilities and preservation of objects or
places of historical, archaeological, scientific, cultural and recreational
prepare Annual Development
Programmes for the area and ensure compliance of
the Annual Development Programmes with
prepare the annual budget of the
take any steps or adopt any measures
for the face lifting, beautification, greenery and horticulture of the area
and the same shall be the exclusive responsibility of the Authority in its
area and /or the Authority may enter into any agreement with any other
entity, Agency or Authority for the purpose;
acquire or dispose of property both
movable and immovable or any interest in the property;
sell, lease, exchange or otherwise
dispose of or grant license or concessions in respect of any property vested
raise funds through borrowing,
investments, leasing of assets or any other means in the prescribed manner;
enter into and perform such contracts
with local and international organizations including but not limited to join
venture, as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of the Act;
award contracts for projects or schemes
to be undertaken through public financing or through public private
enter into partnerships with national
and international development agencies, organizations or companies or
through joint ventures;
undertake any works and incur any
expenditure within area or service area;
procure machinery, instruments or any
material required for carrying out the purpose of this Act;
levy, collect or cause to be collected
tolls on the use of the roads, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, any
infrastructure or such other facilities within the area and grant
concessions in respect thereof;
establish different committees,
agencies, directorates, sectors and wings and delegate such powers to the
such committees, agencies, directorates, sector and wings as are necessary
for the efficient and effective performance of its functions under this Act;
disseminate information and create
awareness about the Authority and the area;
collaborate with the Government, the
local government or any other public or private sector agency or person for
delivery and/or improvement of services and/or environment within the area;
organize road shows or seminars to
attract national and international investors, consultants and contractors
for infrastructure, road development works and master planning for the area;
develop enforcement system in
coordination with the Government and the local governments;
seek and obtain advice and assistance
for the preparation of any scheme, or for the execution of any scheme from
any Government Agency or person, and such Government Agency or person shall
give the advice and assistance sought by the Authority to the best of its
ability, knowledge and judgement and the additional expenditure, if any,
involved in giving such advice or assistance shall be borne by the
support trainings and workshops for
existing human resource at local and international level for capacity
perform such other functions as the
Government may assign to achieve the objectives of this Act; and
The Authority shall enjoy all the
powers of the Local Government as defined in Punjab Local Government Act
2019, and the Municipal Authority independently for the purpose of carrying
out any functions under this Act in the area of jurisdiction within its
(1) The [Board]
shall meet at such place and at such time and shall observe such
rules/regulations and procedure with regard to transaction of business at
its meetings as may be prescribed.
meetings of the [Board]
shall be presided over by the Chairman.
(3) In the absence of
the Chairman, any member nominated by the Chairman may preside over the
(4) Two third of the
members, including the Chairman or his nominee present in person or through
video conference or tele-conference shall constitute the quorum for the
meeting of the [Board].
(5) Subject to the
quorum, the decisions of the
shall be taken by majority of the members present and voting and in the
event of equality of votes the Chairman or his nominee shall have casting
shall meet at least once in every calendar quarter and a meeting of the
shall be held on such date and at such time and place as the Chairman may
(7) The Chairman
shall appoint Secretary of the
on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed, and he shall perform such
functions as the Chairman may direct.
(8) The Secretary of
shall maintain or cause to be maintained the record of each meeting of the
including the minutes of the meetings in such manner as may be prescribed.
(9) The Chairman may
co-opt any person other than a member, to attend a meeting of the
for the purpose of advising or assisting the
on any agenda item taken up for consideration at such meeting.
Chairman of the Board.–
The Chairman of the Board shall be appointed by the Government on such terms
and conditions as may be determined by the Government.]
Chief Executive Officer.–
(1) The Government shall appoint a Chief Executive Officer of the Authority,
who shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be responsible for the
management, administration and operations of the Authority.
(2) The CEO shall be
a person of sound integrity and competence with at least fifteen years of
(3) The CEO shall be
answerable to the Board for all administrative, financial and technical
matters of the Authority.
(4) The CEO shall be
appointed for a term of three years on such salary, terms and conditions of
service as the Government may determine.
anything contained in this Act, the CEO may, at any time before the expiry
of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign his office, or upon
similar notice, be removed by the Government.]
The Board may delegate its powers under this Act subject to such conditions
as it may deem fit.]
may establish, by special order, one or more Agencies, as
(3) The Director
Generals of Agencies shall:
(a) be appointed by
in consultation with the [Chairman]
on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the
(b) hold office for
a period of three years and shall be responsible for its administration in
accordance with such powers as may be prescribed; and
(c) remain in office
for three months thereafter or until a successor in that office is
appointed, whichever is earlier.
(4) Nothing in this
section shall preclude the [CEO]
from extending the term of office of the Director General of an Agency for
such period as he may determine.
anything contained in this Act, the Director General of an Agency may, at
any time before the expiry of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign
this office or, upon similar notice, be removed by the Government without
assigning any reason.
Appointment of officers and employees.–
The Authority may appoint such officers, advisors, experts, consultants and
employees, as it considers necessary for the efficient performance of its
functions on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.
from service.– Notwithstanding anything
contained in section 11 or any rules or regulations made or orders or
instructions issued thereunder or contained in the terms and conditions of
service of any person employed or serving under the Authority or an Agency,
the Authority may, at any time, retire or remove from such service any
person after informing him in writing of the grounds on which such action is
proposed to be taken and giving him an opportunity of showing cause in
writing within a period of fourteen days.
13. Liability for
loss.– Any person employed by or serving under
the Authority or an Agency charged with the administration of the affairs of
the Authority or an Agency or acting on behalf of the Authority or an Agency
or acting under a contract with the Authority or an Agency who is
responsible for the loss, waste, misappropriation or misapplication of any
money or property belonging to the Authority or an Agency which is a direct
consequence of his negligence or misconduct in the discharge of his duties
shall be liable to pay the loss suffered by the Authority or an Agency on
the same being determined by the Authority after giving the person concerned
a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
may constitute such financial, technical and advisory committees, as it may
deem necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act, and such
committees shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be
delegated or assigned to them by the
Preparation of schemes.–
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being
in force and subject to the provisions of this Act, the Authority shall, in
such form and in such manner as may be prescribed, prepare schemes for the
area or any part thereof.
(2) All schemes
prepared shall be submitted to the
for its approval, and after the approval of every scheme, the
shall execute it in such manner as may be prescribed.
(3) The Authority
shall publish the sanctioning of any scheme in the official Gazette and
shall forthwith proceed to execute the scheme.
(4) The publication
of a sanction under subsection (3), shall be conclusive evidence that the
scheme has been duly framed and sanctioned.
(5) A person, local
government body or Government agency shall not, within the area, prepare a
planning or development scheme except with the concurrence of the Authority.
Establishment of housing schemes, projects.– (1) The Authority may
prepare, establish and develop housing and any other schemes, buildings,
infrastructure, services, commercial, semi-commercial projects or sites, and
for the purpose, it may enter into an agreement including joint venture with
(2) A housing scheme
under subsection (1) shall be approved in the manner prescribed for the
preparation of a scheme under this Act.
Land use.– The Authority may, at any time, modify a scheme prepared
under this Act, by way of change of land use through classification,
reclassification, settlement or resettlement or redevelopment in the area in
the prescribed manner and shall publish, in the official Gazette, such
modification or change.
Control of Master Plan.–
(1) The Authority may make, maintain, amend, manage, enforce and keep in its
custody the Master Plan of the area.
(2) The Authority
shall, in the prescribed manner, exercise land use control and perform
housing functions in the area without having any interference from any other
authority or local government or Government Agency.
anything contained in any other law, a person shall be bound to adhere to
the Master Plan, rules and regulations for land use control and housing
functions as given under subsections (1) and (2).
(4) If any person
contravenes any of the provisions of this section, the Authority may direct
that till the time the contravention continues–
transfer of any immovable property
shall be prohibited;
the District Collector to impose a ban
on the issuance of Fard Malkiat, registration of any document or
attestation of mutation in favour of the said
a local government, an Agency
or a Government agency to stop or discontinue
the provision of municipal services to such person.
anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Master
Plan of the Authority shall be considered as an independent Master Plan and
shall have no nexus whatsoever with the integrated master plans of any other
Authority, agency or local government.
Power to give directions.–
(1) The Authority may require a Government Agency, within whose jurisdiction
any particular locality or aspect of development covered by a scheme lies–
(a) to execute a
scheme in consultation with the Authority;
(b) to take over and
maintain any of the works and services in the area;
(c) to provide any
amenity in relation to the land which in the opinion of the Authority ought
to be provided; and
(d) to enforce
regulations on behalf of the Authority.
(2) The expenditure
incurred on the execution of any scheme or on the taking over or maintenance
of any work, or the enforcement of regulations under this section shall be
borne as may be agreed to between the Authority and the Government Agency,
and, in the event of disagreement, as may be determined by the Government.
20. Power to
(1) Where the Authority is satisfied that any direction given by it under
section 19 with regard to any scheme, has not been carried out by the
Government Agency, the Authority may, itself, undertake any work for the
execution of that scheme and the cost thereof shall be borne as may be
agreed between the Authority and the Government Agency, and, in the event of
disagreement, as may be determined by the
(2) Where any work
is undertaken by the Authority under subsection (1), it shall be deemed to
have, for the purposes of execution of such work, all the powers which may
be exercised under any law for the time being in force, by the Government
21. Directions by
The Authority shall, in discharging its functions under this Act be guided
by such directions as the Government may give to it from time to time.
Transfer of functions.–
Where the Authority ceases to perform a function and another organization,
Authority or agency controlled by the Government assumes that function, the
Government by notification in the official Gazette may direct:
(a) that the
servants of the Authority connected with that function shall become servants
of the said organization on such terms and conditions as the said
organization may determine, subject to the condition that the said terms and
conditions are not less favorable than those admissible to them as servants
of the Authority; and
(b) that such part
of the Fund of the Authority as the Government may determine, shall stand
transferred to the said organization.
(1) The Authority may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare any
locality within the area to be a controlled area for the purposes of this
Act and may issue in respect of such controlled area such directions as it
considers appropriate and do all such things as may be necessary for the
prevention of haphazard growth, encroachments and unauthorized constructions
in such area.
Authority may, by notification in the official Gazette, notify any
controlled area to be no longer such area.
Authority may, by notification in the official Gazette, entrust any of its
functions in any locality within the area, to any duly appointed agent or
any Government Agency.
purposes of subsection (3), the Authority may enter into an agreement with a
person or any entity on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed
including joint venture, in a prescribed manner.
Powers to remove sources of pollution.–
The Authority shall have powers to undertake improvements of the environment
of the area or any part thereof, and to check, replace, eliminate, remove,
demolish, conserve, resettle or relocate the sources of environmental
pollution such as milch cattle, horses or other animals, tongas, vehicular
exhaust, industrial waste, solid waste, congestion, blight and slums:
provided that the Authority
shall provide alternate accommodation or compensation, to be determined in
accordance with the provisions mentioned in section 29, to any person
evicted from the premises owned by him.
Beautification and horticulture.– (1) The Authority
shall also undertake beautification including but not limited to greenery,
tree plantation, horticulture services, green belts, parks of the area or
part thereof, in any manner as it deems fit.
anything contained in the Parks and Horticulture Authority Act 2012 (XLVII
of 2012) or rules made thereunder, the provisions of this Act shall govern
the matters of any undertakings, works or schemes relating to the
beautification or horticulture in the area.
Borrowing money.– (1) The Authority shall be deemed to be a ‘Local
Authority’ for the purpose of borrowing money and any scheme or project
prepared or undertaken by the Authority shall be deemed to be “work” as
defined in section 2 of the Local Authorities Loans Act, 1914 (IX of 1914).
Authority may, in consultation with its financial advisors, borrow money
from the financial institutions or raise funds or finances by issuing bonds
or debentures or otherwise for carrying out the purposes of this Act at such
rate of interest as may be approved by the Authority.
Authority shall also have the powers or mandate to arrange foreign direct
investments on any of its schemes, projects or undertakings.
Power to levy betterment fee.–
Where, as a consequence of any scheme having been executed by the Authority,
the value of any property in that locality, in the opinion of the Authority,
has increased or is likely to increase, the Authority shall be entitled to
levy upon the owner of the property or any person having an interest
therein, a betterment fee in respect of the increase in value of the
property resulting from the execution of such scheme.
28. Assessment of
betterment fee.– (1) When it appears to the
Authority that any particular development scheme is sufficiently advanced to
enable the amount of the betterment fee to be determined, the Authority may,
by an order made in this behalf, declare that for the purpose of determining
the betterment fee, the execution of the scheme shall be deemed to have been
completed and shall thereupon give notice in writing to the owner of the
property, or any person having an interest therein that the Authority
proposes to assess the amount of the betterment fee in respect of the
(2) The betterment
fee under subsection (1) shall be assessed and be payable, in such manner as
may be prescribed.
29. Liability to
acquisition.– (1) Notwithstanding anything
contained in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), or in any other law
for the time being in force, any land within the area shall be liable to
acquisition at any time in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(2) The Authority may
acquire or purchase in a transparent manner any immovable property or land
for any public purpose including development of housing or any other scheme,
urban renewal, redevelopment, environmental improvement or removal of source
of pollution or traffic congestion.
Acquisition of Land for the
The Authority may acquire an immovable property under this Act and the
provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894) shall apply. Such
acquisitions shall be deemed to be for the public purpose as specified in
the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
(1) The Authority shall determine the mode of compensation in the form of
cash, bonds, debentures, annuities, adjustments, alternate land, developed
sites or in a combination of such forms:
if the compensation of the acquired immovable property is in the form of
developed sites then the [Authority]
shall not award such compensation unless the immovable property is
transferred or mutated in the name of the Authority.
Where the Authority determines any mode of compensation other than cash, the
person interested shall have the option to receive compensation either in
cash or in that mode or in both such forms if so determined by the
(3) Where the
compensation is to be paid in cash, it shall be determined by the Collector.
(4) If any person
has, by mistake, fraud or misrepresentation, received any compensation or
any excess compensation, which was not payable to him, the
Collector or any other person authorized in his behalf shall call upon such
person to refund such amount and in case of default the Authority may
recover it as arrears of land revenue.
(5) The Authority
shall not provide alternate land or developed site in any scheme except the
scheme for which the property was acquired.
(6) Where provision
of alternate land or developed site is part of a scheme but for any reasons,
such land or developed site cannot be provided, the Authority shall pay
compensation in cash at such rate as may be determined in the prescribed
manner through regulation.
(7) If the
Authority, after due diligence, satisfies any claim of compensation, the
Authority shall not entertain any subsequent claim in respect of the
property and the person who is subsequently declared as person interested
shall recover the compensation from the person who earlier received
compensation for the said property.
Purchase, lease or exchange of property.–
The Authority may, by negotiations, in the prescribed manner, purchase,
lease or exchange any land or building or any other property by entering
into an agreement with the owner of the property, or a person legally
competent to sell, lease out or exchange such property or enter into joint
venture for the development of any site, project, building and scheme.
Joint venture, outsourcing and procurements.– (1) For the
purpose of joint venture, the Authority may enter into any joint venture as
a partner, with any person, company, agency,
or organization national or international to manage, sale, develop,
maintain, build and transfer any land, plot, estate or property vested in
joint venture may be executed or regulated, if necessary as mentioned in the
section (1), by the [CEO].
Authority may outsource any of its activities including development works
through any mode including public private partnership.
anything contained in Punjab Public Private Partnership Act 2019 (Act XXX of
2019), any rules and regulations made thereunder or any other law for the
time being in force, the Authority may, by regulations in the prescribed
manner, carry out methods and procedures for undertaking public private
partnerships under this Act and such prescribed manner shall exclusively
govern public private partnerships by the Authority.
any contained in provisions of the Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority
Act, 2009 (Act VIII of 2009) or any rules and regulations made thereunder or
any other law for the time being in force, the Authority may, by regulations
in the prescribed manner, carry out methods and procedures for undertaking
public procurements under this Act and such prescribed manner shall
exclusively govern procurements by the Authority.
Ravi Urban Development Authority Fund.–
(1) The Authority shall establish a Fund to be known as the “Ravi Urban
Development Authority Fund” which shall vest in the Authority and shall be
utilized by the Authority in connection with its functions under this Act
including the payment of salaries, pensions and other remunerations to the
members, officers, servants, experts and consultants of the Authority.
(2) The Fund shall
(a) grants and loans
made by the Government;
(b) all moneys
received from Federal Government or Governments in the form of loans or any
inter-national agency by way of grants, donations loans, advances or
revenues from joint venture, outsourcing agreements or otherwise;
(c) all fees, rates
and charges received by the Authority under the Act;
(d) all moneys
received by the Authority from the disposal of lands, buildings and other
properties, movable and immovable;
(e) proceeds from
the self-financing schemes of urban development and environmental
(f) all other sums
receivable by the Authority.
aforesaid sums in respect of services related to water supply, sewerage and
drainage shall be credited separately to the head “water supply and
sanitation” and all other sums to the head “Ravi Urban Development”. The
sums credited to the head “water supply and sanitation” shall be exclusively
utilized for the purposes of water supply, sewerage and drainage.
case of deficit revenue of the Authority, the Government shall provide
loans, from its own revenues or from any other source, for the efficient
performance of the functions of the Authority under this Act.
Authority may keep in current account of any scheduled bank such sum as may
be prescribed and any amount in excess of the said amount may be invested in
investments schemes of national or international institutions or may also be
invested into Government securities, Government sponsored saving schemes or
in such manner as may be determined by the Authority.
For the purpose of this subsection, Government includes Federal Government.
Rates and fees.–
(1) The Authority may raise adequate funds to meet the cost of planning,
expansion, execution, development, redevelopment, maintenance, zoning,
classification, reclassification, augmentation, supervision, regulation and
conversion of any property or any present and future scheme or any part of
the scheme, by imposing rates, fees, surcharge, other charges and fines in
the prescribed manner within the area.
(2) The Authority
may, in the prescribed manner, impose fee on change of land use owing to
classification and reclassification.
(3) The rates, fees
and other charges for water supply, sewerage and drainage schemes shall be
such as to provide sufficient revenues–
(i) to cover the
operating expenses including taxes, if any, and interest to provide adequate
maintenance and depreciation;
(ii) to meet
repayments on long term indebtedness to the extent that such repayments
exceed the provision of depreciation; and
(iii) to finance the
normal year to year extension of any of such schemes and to provide a
reasonable portion of the cost of future major expansion of such schemes.
Fees on tube wells.–
(1) The Authority shall have the exclusive right to use ground water
resources within the area.
person shall, without the permission of the Authority, install a tube-well
at such places within the area, as may be notified from time to time in the
official Gazette by the Authority.
Authority may, in the prescribed manner, levy rate on any person who has
installed or intends to install tube well within the area.
person violating the provisions of subsection (2) shall be liable to
punishment under this Act along with closure or sealing of the tube well by
Accounts.– The Authority shall maintain
proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare annual statement of
accounts in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
Budget.– The [CEO]
shall prepare, in such manner and at such time as may be prescribed, a
budget in respect of the financial year next ensuing showing the estimated
receipts and expenditure of the Authority and each of its Agencies and shall
submit the same to the [Board]
Audit.– The accounts of the Authority
shall be maintained and audited in such manner as may be prescribed.
Penalty.– (1) If a person contravenes any
provision of this Act, or any rules or regulations made thereunder, he
shall, if no other penalty is provided for such contravention, be punishable
with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which
may extend to two hundred thousand rupees or with both.
Magistrate competent to try an offence under subsection (1) may try the
offence in a summary manner in accordance with the provisions of sections
260 to 265 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898).
Offences and cognizance.–
(1) If a person commits an offence specified in:
(a) Part-A of the
Schedule, such person shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may
extend to seven years or fine which may extend to five hundred thousand
rupees or with both and where an accused continues the offence despite
directed by the Authority for immediate discontinuance, the Court may impose
a further fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees for every day for
the period the accused has continued the offence from the date of its
(b) Part-B of the
Schedule, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to
three years or fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or with
both and where an accused continues the offence despite directed by the
Authority for immediate discontinuance, the Court may impose a further fine
which may extend to ten thousand rupees for every day for the period the
accused has the offence from the date of its commission.
offence punishable under subsection (1) shall be cognizable on a complaint
in writing of an officer authorized by the Authority.
(1) The Authority shall submit annual report of its activities to the
Government at the end of a financial year.
Government shall lay the annual report of the Authority in the Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab.
Recovery of dues.–
Any sum due to the Authority from, or any sum wrongly paid by the Authority
to, any person under this Act shall be recoverable as arrears of land
Conversion of property to a different use.–
If a person converts a property to a different use or purpose other than the
one provided under a scheme, Master Plan or classification map without the
previous approval in writing of the Authority, he shall be liable to
punishment of fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees per day from the
date of its conversion till the default continues or with imprisonment for a
term which may extend to one year or with both.
45. Ejectment of
(1) Subject to an opportunity of hearing, the
or any officer or person authorized by the
may summarily eject any person in unauthorized occupation of any land or
property vested in the Authority and may for such ejectment use such force
as may be necessary.
Subject to an opportunity of hearing, the
or any officer or person authorized by the
may, on his own motion or on the application of the owner, summarily eject
any person in unauthorized occupation of any land or plot in a housing
scheme developed and controlled by the Authority and may, for such
ejectment, use such force as may be necessary.
Nothing contained in subsections (1) and (2) shall prohibit the
or any officer or person authorized by the
to proceed against such person on commission of an offence, as provided in
Removal of building, erected or used in contravention of this Act.–
(1) If any building, structure, work or land is erected, constructed or used
in contravention of the provisions of this Act, rules, regulations or order
made thereunder, the [CEO]
or any officer or person authorized by him or the Authority in this behalf,
may, by an order in writing, require the owner, occupier, user or person in
control of such building, structure, work or land to remove, demolish or
alter the building, structure or work or to use it in such manner so as to
bring such erection, construction or user in accordance with the provisions
of this Act.
an order under subsection (1) in respect of any building, structure, work or
land is not complied with within such time as may be specified therein, the
or any officer or person authorized by him or the Authority in this behalf,
may, after giving the person affected by the order an opportunity of being
heard, remove, demolish or alter the building, structure or work, or stop
the use of the land by sealing the premises or land and, in so doing, may
use such force as may be necessary and may also recover the cost therefor,
from the person responsible for the erection, construction or use of the
building, structure, work or land in contravention of the provisions of this
Members, officers and employees to be public servants.– The
members, Director General, officers, servants, experts and consultants of
the Authority shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of
section 21 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (XLV of 1860).
Immunity of the Authority and its employees.– No suit, prosecution or
any other legal proceedings shall lie against the Authority, the
the Director General, any member, officer, servant, expert or consultant of
the Authority, in respect of anything done or intended to be done in good
faith under this Act.
of courts barred.–
Save as otherwise provided by this Act, no court or other authority shall
have jurisdiction to question the legality of anything done or any action
taken in good faith under this Act, by or at the instance of the Authority.
Act to prevail over other laws.–
In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of this
Act and the provisions of any other law, the provisions of this Act shall
prevail to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
51. Savings and
transfer of actions.– Notwithstanding
the provisions of this Act, all actions taken and decisions made by the
Lahore Development Authority or the Government before the commencement of
this Act including the acquisition notices under the Land Acquisition Act,
1894 (I of 1894) or any other scheme of the Irrigation Department of the
Government in the area shall be transferred to the Authority or any other
activities relating to water and sanitations, solid waste managements, water
treatments planning or plants shall be continued and deemed to have been
validly made under the provisions of this Act.
52. Amendment of
the Schedule.– The
Government may by notification in the official Gazette amend the Schedule.
53. Removal of
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any provision of this Act, the
Government at any time may make such orders or give such directions as are
necessary to achieve the purposes of this Act.
54. Power to make
The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for
carrying out the purposes of this Act.
55. Power to frame
Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules, the
may frame regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of
56. Municipal and
local government functions.–
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law
for the time being in force, the Government may, by notification in the
official Gazette, specify, that the Authority may exercise and perform such
powers and functions for the area as a municipal administration or local
government may exercise and perform in relation to municipal functions under
the law for the time being in force.
anything contained in the provisions of the Punjab Local Government Act,
2019, any rule and regulation made thereunder or any other law for the time
being in force, the Authority may by regulations, prescribe methods and
procedures for undertaking municipal and local government functions under
this Act, and such regulations shall exclusively govern the local government
functions by the Authority.
Ravi Urban Development Authority
Ordinance 2020 (IX of 2020)
is hereby repealed.
LIST OF OFFENCES
Discharging any dangerous chemical,
inflammable, hazardous or offensive article in any drain, or sewer, public
water course or public land vested in, managed, or controlled by Authority
or an Agency in such manner as causes or is likely to cause danger to
persons passing by or living or working in neighborhood, or risk or injury
to property or causing harm to the environment.
Failure of industrial or commercial
concerns or such property holders to provide adequate and safe disposal of
affluent or prevention of their mixing up with the water supply or sewerage
obstructing any officer or servant of Authority or any person authorized to
exercise power conferred under this Act.
2. Failure to
deliver back possession of property to the Authority on expiration and
cancellation of lease or allotment or exemption of plot.
3. Doing an act
without license, approval or permission when the doing of such act requires
a license or permission under any of the provisions of this Act, the rules
4. Violation of the
Master Plan, building plan or sanctioned site development scheme including
the plans and schemes sanctioned under the repealed enactments, allotting,
selling or using the land for the purpose other than the approved layout
5. Erection or
re-erection of building over set back area or parking area or building line
area required to be left open under the rules or bylaws for using such space
for any purpose which is not approved.
6. Changing or
converting into any other use any portion of a commercial or residential
building or area specified or earmarked for public parking or amenities.
7. Establishing any
parking stand on any property or on any open space and public park or land
vested in or managed, maintained or controlled by the Authority or an
temporary shops or running any restaurant or vending stalls for eatables,
wooden Khokhas or any sort of commercial
activity on any road, street, footpath, public place, over a drain, or any
other property vesting in the Authority.
9. Obstructing or
tampering with any road, street, drain or sewer pine or pavement or
tampering with any main pipe, meter or any apparatus or appliance for the
supply of water or sewerage system or laying out a drain or altering any
drain in a street or road.
10. Connecting any
house drain with a drain in a public street without approval of the
11. Drawing off,
diverting or taking any water except with the permission required under this
Act, rules or regulations.
12. Willfully causing
damage, or allowing damage to be caused to any property which vests in the
Authority, or which is intended to be acquired by the Authority, or
unlawfully converting it to his own or any other person's use.
13. Refusal or
willfully neglecting to provide any officer or servant of the Authority with
the means necessary for entering into any premises for the purpose of
collecting any information or making an examination or enquiry in relation
to any water works.
14. Failure or
neglect of the sponsor to abide by or fulfill the commitment made to a
person regarding allotment of a plot, housing unit or price of the same in
15. Without lawful
excuse, failing or refusing to comply with any direction or order issued by
the Authority under this Act.
16. Attempting to
commit or abetting the commission of an offence punishable under this Act.