Land Revenue (Abolition)
An Ordinance to abolish land revenue in the
Province of the Punjab
[Gazette of Punjab,
Extraordinary, 21st July,
No. Legis. 3(XXV)/97, dated 21‑7‑1997.‑‑The
following Ordinance promulgated by the Governor of the
Punjab is hereby published for general information:‑‑
Preamble. ‑Whereas it is expedient to
abolish land revenue in the Province of the Punjab;
And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
is not in session and the Governor of the Punjab
is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate action necessary;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers
conferred on him under Article 128 of the Constitution, the Governor of the
Punjab is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance:‑‑-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.‑‑(1)
This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Land Revenue (Abolition) Ordinance,
(2) It shall extend to the whole of the Province
of the Punjab.
It shall come into force at once.
2. Abolition of land revenue.‑‑Notwithstanding
anything to the contrary contained in the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of
1967) or any other law for the tune being in force, no land revenue, as defined
in the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (JCVII of 1967), shall be charged as from
Rabi 1996‑97 and where the same has 31ready been assessed for the said harvest
it shall not be recovered.
3. Saving‑‑Nothing contained in this
Ordinance shall be construed to affect the liability of any person to pay the
land revenue which had become due before Rabi 1996‑97 or the assessment, charge
and collection of the land revenue for the period before Rabi 1996‑97 which
shall continue to be done under the provisions of the Punjab Land Revenue Act,
1967 (XVII of 1967).