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Section 38 – Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912

Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912

Section 38.Legalization of orders passed previous to the Act

(1) Any act hitherto done or order passed by 1[State] Government or by an officer holding the post of Colonization Officer, Assistant Colonization Officer or Settlement commissioner, or exercising the powers of an Assistant Collector or of a Revenue Officer of higher class within any area to which the Government Tenants (Punjab) Act,1893, has been applied or to which this Act my hereafter be applied, which is not contrary to the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing sub-section, no right of occupancy or right of ownership and no condition applicable thereto shall be invalidated by reason of-

(i) the right having been granted before the particulars regarding it have been entered in prescribed register; or

(ii)the prescribed register not having been signed by the tenant; or

(iii) the prescribed statement of conditions having been affixed to the prescribed register instead of being prefixed thereto :

Provided that if the register has not been signed by the tenant, the statement of conditions applicable to the tenancy shall be deemed to be that which was in force for tenancies of the same description at the time when the land was allotted.


1Substituted for the word “Provincial” by the Adaptation of Laws Order,1950.

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