Collector, Displaced Person, Hilly Area, Panchayat, Shamilat Deh
AN ACT to consolidate . .. and amend .,.the lay regulatingthe rights inshamilat
deh and abadi deh.
Be itenactedby the Legislature of the Stateof Punjab in the Twelfth
ye& of the Republic if India as follows :-
(1) This Act may be called’ihe punjab Village Common shOntitle,
Lands (‘Regulation) Act, 1961.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of ‘[Haryana].
(3) IL shall come into force.atonce…. :s
- In this ACL,unless the context otherwise requires,-
‘[(a) “Assistant +&llkitor of the first grade” means an
Assistant Collectorof the first Grade empowered by he
State Government. to exercise the and perfom
heduties under this Act ;Ii
~[(naj”Collector” means the Collector of the district and
includes any other officer appointed by the State
Government forperforming the functions of the Collector
under this Act ;]
-‘[(oaa)”Commis~ioner’~means the Commissioner of the
-Division and includes any other officer appointed by
the State Government for performing the functions of
the Commissioner under this Acr’;]
(b) “displaced person” means a person dcfined as such in
the East Punjab Displaced Persons (Land Rcsettlement)
Act, 1949, or the Patiala and ~astPunjab States Union
Displaced Persons an and Resertlement) Ordinance.
‘[(b-i) “Financial Commissioner” means the Financial
Commissioner to Government, Haryana, appointed by
the State Government for the purpose ofthis Act ;]
5[(bh) “hilly area” meisNaraingarh Block, Manimajra Block,
Raipur Rani Block, and Chhachharauli Block ;]
I. Subs~iwledfor hcword “Punjabby he Haryana Adaplation of Laws (S~Cand
Concurrent Subjecu;) Ordcr, 1968.
- Clausc (a) subsiiruted by Haryma ACL47 of 1973.
- Suhsrirured by Haryana Act 8 of 1975.
4 lnrened by Haryana Acl 2 or 1981.
- Inrcrted by Punjab Act 19 of 1964, Secrion 2. and suhsri~ulcdby punjab Act 13 oi
- Scct~on2 and funher subs~itutcdby Hwyana Adap~a~ionof Laws (Stale and
Cnncunrnr Subjects) Ordcr. 1 968.
- lnscned by Hqm3 Acl 9 OF 1999.VILLAGE COMMON LANDS [I961 :Pb.Act 18
(c) “house” includes a courtyardwhether walled or not;
(ri) “inhabitant of a viliage” means a person, whether a
pro$ etor or a non-proprietor,,who,ordinarily resides in
the village :
Providedthat temporary absence or absence in relaion
to employment elsewhereshall no1affFi his residence . , in
the village ;
‘[(e) “panchayat” means a Gram Panchayatconstituted under
the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952 ;]
(n .”;;rcscrib~dbd” means pescribed . , by rulesmade under this
(g) “shamilat deh” includes- :,. -,
(I) lands described in the revenue records as ‘(shamilat
Deh or Charmdl excluding abadi deh ;
(2) shamiIat tikkas ;
(3) lands described-inthe revenue records as shamiIat,
tarafs, patlies, pannas and thoias and used according
to revenue records for.the benefit of the village
community or a part thereof ar’forcommonpurposes
‘ofIhe village ;
l[(4)lands used or reseived for the benefit of viIlage
communityincluding streets, lanes, playgrounds,
schools, denking we11s’orponds situated within the
sabha area as defined in clause (mrnm).of section 3
of the punjab ~iamPanchayat Act, 1952, excluding
lands reservcdfor the common purposes ofa village
under section 18 of the East Punjab Holdings
(consolidation ahd Prevention of Fragmentation )
Act. 1948 (~astpunjab Act 50 of 1948), the
management and control whereof vests in the State
Government under seclion 23-A of the aforesaid
Act ;1 .
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