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PUNJAB VILLAGE PANCHAYATS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCILS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2020

An Act further to amend the Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils Act, 2019

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 20th May, 2020]

ACT V OF 2020

No. PAP /Legis-2(46)/2020/2247.–The Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils (Amendment) Bill 2020, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on May 11, 2020, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on May 18, 2020, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

It is necessary further to amend the Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils Act, 2019 (XIV of 2019) for its better 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 Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils (Amendment) Act, 2020.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment of Section 21 of Act XIV of 2019.–In the Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils Act, 2019, (XIV of 2019), for brevity cited as ‘the Act’, in Section 21, for the word “be”, occurring for the first time, the word “by” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment of First Schedule of Act XIV of 2019.–In the Act, in First Schedule:

(a)      in column 4, for the heading “Maximum permitted neighbourhoods”, the heading “Number of neighbourhoods” shall be substituted;

(b)      for entry at Serial 1, the following shall be substituted:

“1. Metropolitan Corporation, Lahore Between fifteen thousand and twenty two thousand 475”;

(c)      for entry at Serial 3, the following shall be substituted:

“3. Metropolitan Corporation, Gujranwala Between fifteen thousand and twenty two thousand 115”;

 

(d)      after entry at Serial 3, the following new entry at serial number 3A shall be inserted:

“3A. Metropolitan Corporation, Rawalpindi Between fifteen thousand and twenty two thousand 105”; and

(e)      for entry at Serial 4, the following shall be substituted:

“4. Metropolitan Corporation, Multan Between fifteen thousand and twenty two thousand 105”.
  1. Repeal.–The Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (I of 2020) is hereby repealed.
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