PUNJAB CONFERMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ON OCCUPANCY TENANTS AND
MUQARRARIDARS ACT, 2012
(Act XXVII of 2012)
Short title, extent and
Conferment of proprietary
Remedy of a landlord.
Bar of jurisdiction.
Act to override other laws.
CONFERMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ON OCCUPANCY TENANTS AND MUQARRARIDARS ACT
(Act XXVII of 2012)
[11 February 2012]
An Act to confer
proprietary rights on
occupancy tenants and
Whereas it is expedient to confer proprietary rights on occupancy tenants
and muqarraridars in respect of land in their possession and in conformity
with the injunctions of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah;
It is enacted as
1. Short title,
extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Conferment of Proprietary Rights on
Occupancy Tenants and Muqarraridars Act 2012.
(2) It shall extend
to the whole of the Punjab.
(3) It shall come
into force at once.
(1) In this Act–
(a) “land” means
the land in occupation of a muqarraridar or an occupancy tenant according to
the revenue record; and
(b) “occupancy tenant” means a tenant having the right of
occupancy under Chapter II of the Punjab Tenancy Act 1887 (XVI of 1887).
(2) A word or
expression used in this Act but not defined shall mean the same as in the
Punjab Tenancy Act 1887 (XVI of 1887).
3. Conferment of proprietary rights.–
(1) Subject to section 4, an occupancy tenant or muqarraridar shall be
deemed to be the owner of the land.
(2) The Revenue
Officer shall enter in the revenue record the name of the occupancy tenant
or the muqarraridar as the owner of the land.
(3) No person shall
claim any compensation from an occupancy tenant, a muqarraridar or the
Government for conferment of ownership of the land on the occupancy tenant
or the muqarraridar.
4. Remedy of a
(1) A landlord may, within six months from the date of coming into force of
this Act, file an application before the Collector on the ground that the
land was originally brought under cultivation by a predecessor-in-interest
of the landlord.
(2) If the
Collector is satisfied that the land was originally brought under
cultivation by a predecessor-in-interest of the landlord, he shall pass
order as he deems appropriate.
(1) A person, aggrieved by any final order of the Collector, may, within
thirty days of the order, file an appeal before an officer authorized by the
(2) Subject to this
Act, the order of the Collector or the appellate authority shall be final.
Bar of jurisdiction.– A civil court shall not entertain a suit or an
application against any proceedings taken or order made under this Act.
7. Act to override
The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything
contained in any other law for the time being in force.
The Government may make rules for giving effect to the provisions of this