The Punjab Village Common Lands Regulation Act 1961
Section 7. Power to put panchayat in possession of Shamilat deh
(1) The collector shall, on an application made to him by a panchayat, or (a) 2[by an officer, duly authorised in this behalf by the state government by a general or special order], after making such enquiry, as he may think fit and in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed put the panchayat in possession of the land or other immovable property in the Shamilat deh of that village which vests or is deemed to have been vested in it under this Act and for so doing the collector may exercise the powers of a revenue court in relation to execution of a decree for possession of land under the Punjab Tenancy Act,1887.
(2)An appeal against the order of the collector under sub-section(1) shall lie to the Commissioner and the period of limitation for such an appeal shall be sixty days from the date of the order appealed against.