PUNJAB GOVERNMENT ISSUES DIRECTIONS TO ENSURE TIMELY FILING OF APPEALS IN CASES OF VILLAGE COMMON LANDS

Chandigarh, May 4:

The Punjab Government has issued directions to all concerned officers to file timely appeals before the competent authority or court in all such cases where claim u/s 7 and 11 of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act 1961 are decided against the Panchayats.  

 Disclosing this here today Official Spokesperson of the Punjab government said that it has been noticed that the cases related to Gram Panchayat land of the Villages u/s 7 and u/s 11 of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961 which were/are decided against the Gram-Panchayats are not appealed in time before the competent authorities resulting in alienation of the valuable panchayat land.

The Spokesperson further said that concerned officers have been directed to file appeals before the competent court of jurisdiction in all such cases where claim u/s 7 and 11 of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act. 1961 are decided against the panchayats before the collector or in appeal to the Commissioner. He further said that BDPOs has been asked to ensure that Gram Panchayats file timely appeal and any irresponsibility shown in filling appeal against any appealable order will be taken seriously.

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