An Act to amend the Ravi Urban Development Authority

ACT VII OF 2021

RAVI URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

An Act to amend the Ravi Urban Development Authority.

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[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 17th May, 2021]

No. PAP/Legis-2(97)/2021/2530.–The Ravi Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Bill 2021, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on May 04, 2021, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on May 11, 2021, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

It is necessary to amend the Ravi Urban Development Authority Act, 2020 (XVII of 2020) for its smooth implementation.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows;

1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Ravi Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Act, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of Section 2 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Ravi Urban Development Authority Act, 2020 (XVII of 2020), for brevity referred to as “the Act”, in Section 2:

(a)      after clause (c), the following clauses (ca) and (cb) shall be inserted:

“(ca)   “Board” means the Board of the Authority established under Section 4A of this Act;

(cb)     “CEO” means the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority appointed under Section 9 of this Act;”;

(b)      in clause (d), for the word “Authority”, the word “Board” shall be substituted; and

(c)      in clause (w), for the word “Authority”, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

3. Amendment of Section 4 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 4, sub-sections (4) and (5) shall be omitted.

4. Insertion of Section 4A in the Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, after Section 4, the following Section 4A shall be inserted:

4A. The Board.–(1) There shall be a Board of the Authority consisting of the following members:

(a)      Chairman;

(b)      four ex-officio members not below the rank of Secretaries to the Government to be nominated by the Government;

(c)      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;

(d)      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

(e)      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.”.

5. Amendment of Section 5 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 5, in sub-section (3), in clause (b), the word “Authority” shall be substituted with the word “Board”.

6. Amendment of Section 7 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 7, for the word “Authority”, wherever appearing, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

7. Amendment of Section 8 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, for Section 8, the following shall be substituted:

8. 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.”.

8. Amendment in Section 9 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, for Section 9, the following shall be substituted:

9. 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 relevant experience.

(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.

(5) Notwithstanding 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.”.

9. Amendment of Section 10 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 10:

(a)      For sub-section (1), the following shall be substituted:

“(1)     The Board may delegate its powers under this Act subject to such conditions as it may deem fit.”;

(b)      in sub-section (2):

(i)       for the word “Authority”, the word “Board shall be substituted; and

(ii)      for the word “many”, the word “may” shall be substituted;

(c)      in sub-section (3), in clause (a):

(i)       for the word “Chairman”, wherever appearing, the word “CEO” shall be substituted; and

(ii)      for the words ‘Patron in Chief, the word “Chairman” shall be substituted; and

(d)      in sub-section (4), for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

10. Amendment of Section 14 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 14, the word “Authority”, wherever appearing, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

11. Amendment of Section 15 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 15, in sub-section (2), for the word “Authority”, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

12. Amendment of Section 20 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 20, in sub-section (1), for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

13. Amendment of Section 31 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 31:

(a)      in sub-section (1), in the proviso, for the word “authority”, the word “Authority” shall be substituted; and

(b)      in sub-section (4), for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

14. Amendment of Section 33 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 33:

(a)      in sub-section (1), for the word “Authority”, appearing for the second time, the word “authority” shall be substituted; and

(b)      in sub-section (2), for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

15. Amendment of Section 38 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 38:

(a)      for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted; and

(b)      for the word “Authority”, appearing for the second time, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

16. Amendment of Section 45 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 45, for the word “Chairman”, wherever appearing, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

17. Amendment of Section 46 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 46, for the word “Chairman”, wherever appearing, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

18. Amendment in Section 47 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 47, for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

19. Amendment of Section 48 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 48, for the word “Chairman”, the word “CEO” shall be substituted.

 

20. Amendment of Section 55 of Act XVII of 2020.–In the Act, in Section 55, for the word “Authority”, the word “Board” shall be substituted.

21. Repeal.–The Ravi Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (V of 2021) is hereby repealed.

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