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PUNJAB GOVERNMENT SERVANTS HOUSING FOUNDATION (SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

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PUNJAB GOVERNMENT SERVANTS HOUSING FOUNDATION (SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

An Act further to amend the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation Act, 2004

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 5th January, 2013]

ACT I OF 2013

No. PAP-Legis-2(126)/2012/805.–The Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2012, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 18th day of July 2012, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 27th day of December 2012. Since the Governor has assented to the Bill on 3 January 2013, the same is published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.–Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation Act, 2004 (X of 2004) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (Second Amendment) Act, 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment in preamble of Act, X of 2004.–In the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation Act, 2004 (X of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in the preamble, after the word “providing houses”, the words “or plots” shall be inserted.
  2. Amendment in Section 2 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, in Section 2–

(a)     after clause (f), the following clause (ff) shall be inserted:-

          “(ff)   “house” includes a flat or quarter of any category to be allocated to a member;”; and

(b)     after clause (g), the following clause (gg) shall be inserted:–

          “(gg)  “plot” means a residential plot of any category to be allocated to a member;”.

  1. Amendment in Section 7 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, in Section 7–

(a)     in clause (c), for the words “residential colonies and units with provisions for market”, the words “housing schemes with provisions for houses or plots, commercial area” shall be substituted; and

(b)     in clause (d), for the words “in order to construct houses, flats, quarters or dwelling units for ultimate transfer to”, the words “to establish housing schemes for” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment of Section 14 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, for Section 14, the following shall be substituted:–

“14. Termination of membership.–(1) The Managing Director of the Foundation may, in the prescribed manner and after affording an opportunity of hearing, terminate the membership of a Government servant.

(2) Any person aggrieved from an order passed under sub-section (1) may, within thirty days from the date of the communication of the order, file representation against the order before the Board and the Board shall pass appropriate orders on such representation after giving the aggrieved person an opportunity of being heard.”

  1. Amendment in Section 15 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, in Section 15, for the words “pay bills”, wherever occur, the word “salary” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 16 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, in Section 16, for the words “residential units”, wherever occur, the words “houses or plots” shall be substituted.
  3. Substitution of Section 17 of Act, X of 2004.–In the said Act, for Section 17, the following shall be substituted:–
  4. Location etc. of houses and plots.–(1) The housing schemes shall be carried out at locations as may be determined by the Board and a member may be given three options of preference of the locations of his choice.

(2) The Board shall allocate a house or plot to a member depending upon his option and entitlement on the basis of seniority, date of retirement or any other deserving circumstance.

(3)  The Board shall determine price of a house or plot in a housing scheme.

(4)  The Foundation shall annually update all payments made by a member.

(5)  The Foundation shall not allot a house or plot to a member unless the member has paid in full the price of the house or plot before draw.”

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