Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912
Section 20.Succession to tenants acquiring otherwise than by succession
1Succession to tenants acquiring otherwise than by succession. Subject to the proviso to section 14, when after the commencement of this Act, any original tenant dies the succession to the tenancy shall devolve in the following order upon ”
(a) the male lineal descendants of the tenants in the male line or descent. (The term ” lineal descendants shall include an adopted son whose adoption has been ratified by a registered deed) ;
(b)the widow of the tenant until she dies, or remarries, or loses her rights under the provision of this Act ;
(c) the unmarried daughters of the tenant until they die or marry, or lose there rights under the provisions of Act ;
(d)the successor or successors nominated by the tenant by registered deed from among the following persons, that is to say, his mother,1[his predeceased sons widow, his predeceased grandsons widow], his married daughter, his daughters son, his sister, his sisters son ; and the male agnate members of his family ;
(e) the successor or successors nominated by the Collector from among the persons enumerated in clause (d) of this section.].
1Omitted by the Indian Independence (Adaptation of Bengal and Punjab Acts) Order of 1948 (G. G. O. 40).