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Section 12 – The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954

The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954


12. Sub- tenants of occupancy ex-proprietary tenants, etc. – 


(1) Every sub tenant


(a) Of an occupancy tenant other than an occupancy tenant under section 5 of the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887, or


(b) Of an ex-proprietary tenant, or of a non – occupancy tenant of over twelve years or less, or [(Note: Ins. by s.7 of Delhi Act 16 of 1956) of a rent free grantee or a grantee at a favorable rate of rent or]


(c) Of a tenant holding land under a Patta Dawami or Istamrari but without right of transfer by sale,


Who is recorded as such in the fasli year, before the commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to be a non- occupancy tenant of the land held by him and such land, for the purposes of section 13, shall not be available to the occupancy tenant, ex-proprietary tenant [(Note: Subs. by s.7 of Delhi Act 16 of 1956 for the words “non-occupancy tenants or Pattadar”) non-occupancy tenant, rent free grantee or a grantee at rate of rent or Pattadar] for acquisition of Bhumidhari rights.


(2) The provisions of sub-section (2) of section 10 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to this section.



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