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Schedule 23 – The Punjab Village Common Lands Regulation Act 1961

The Punjab Village Common Lands Regulation Act 1961

Schedule 23. Repeal

The Punjab Village Common Lands ( Regulation ) Rules,1955, published with Punjab Government Revenue Department Notification No.5557-R (c) 54-216.dated 18 Feburary,1955 and published with the Pepsu Government Revenue Department Notification No. 6 Agr. dated the 15th October,1955 are hereby repealed [:-]1 [ :]

Provided that any action taken or anything done under the Rules hereby repealed shall be deemed to have been taken or done under the corresponding provision of these rules.


1{ See Rule 22(2)}

Register containing the description of shamilat deh.

Name of Gram Panchayat ………………….

Tehsil and District ……………………

1.Serial No.

2.Description of land .

3.No. of trees growing on the land.

4.Details of the land given on lease/sold.

5.period for which lease has been decided or conditions of sale.

6.Total amount of lease or sale proceeds.

7.Amount collected as lease 2[ lease money or] sale proceeds.


9.To whom leased or sold.

10. Signatures of the sarpanch.

11. Signatures of Leases/Purchasers

12. Remarks.


1{See Rule 22(2)}

Agreement Register for lease or patta

Name of Gram Panchayat …………………..

Tehsil and District …………………..

1.Serial No.

2.Description of land to be auctioned.

3.Name and address of bidders.

4.Last bid.

5.Signature of bidders.

6.Signature of auctioneer.

7. Signature of Sarpanch.

8. Amount received cash.

[ Form III]

1{ See Rule 22(2)}

Register of Rents and Receipts

Name of Gram Panchayat ……………..

Tehsil and Distt…………

1.Serial No.

2.Nos. of the files.

3.Area of the fields.

4.Name of the tenants,

5.Rate fixed.

6.Rent in arrears.

7.Total sum recoverable.

8.Sum recovered.

9.Receipt No. and date.


1{See Rule 22(2)}

Register of Tenants

1.Serial No.

2.Excess area with the Panchayat under Section 5.

3.Names of the persons who have applied for allotment of excess area.

4.Name of persons whom excess area has been allotted.

5.Conditions of tenancy etc.

6.Date of the deed.


{ See Rule 22(2)}

This deed of lease made this……day of …………….. between the panchayat ……………………( hereinafter referred to as the lessor) of the one part and Shri ……son of ……….resident of village……..Tehsil……district……(hereinafter called the ‘lessee’ which expression shall include his heirs, executors, administrator, successors, and assignees) of the other part.

And whereas the lessor has agreed to left and the lessee has agreed to take the land hereinafter described and intended to be hereby demised { leased} upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter appearing.

Now, therefore, this deed witnessed that the lessor does hereby grant to the lessee through auction a lease of the piece of land measuring ……..big
has ……… biswas pertaining to khasra No …….situated in village…..Tehsil ……district …….to hold the same in accordance with the Punjab Village Common Lands ( Regulation ) Rules 1964 and subject to the following conditions:-

(1) The lessee hereby takes the aforesaid land for the term of ….. year and beginning from kharif-rabi …..on the yearly rent of Rs…..per bigha/acre. The lessee has paid Rs. …….in advance and shall pay to the lessor Rs….. for the Ist year on …….. and thereafter the yearly rent of Rs-…… shall be paid in advance in the month of February every year.

(2) That the lessee shall pay, when due in respect of the said land or any part thereof:-

(a) full assessments, cesses, water rates and other charges imposed bycompetent authority under any law for the time being in force;

(b) lease money in accordance with the Punjab Village Common Lands(Regulation) Rules 1964.

(3)That the lessee shall not assign transfer in any way, mortgage or Subject theland hereby demised or premises thereon or any part thereof

(4)That the lessee shall use the land only for the purpose of cultivation of food, fibre or fodder crops according to improved methods of cultivation and for no other purpose.

(5)That the lessee shall be responsible for removing the bushes, Leveling the fields, cleaning the khals, making bunds, clearing mud out of water courses etc, in the demised area,

(6)That all matters, relating to cultivation, e.g. ploughing, watering Cropping digging, manuring use of fertilizers and control of etc. will be carried out as recommended by the Agriculture Department and under the instructions andguidance of the Extension officer ( Agri. ) V.L.W. of the area.

(7)That the lessee shall bear full costs of seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, etc

(8)That the lessee shall look after the crops, fencing, trees, and othernecessary fixtures on the land.

(9)That the lessor shall have a right of purchase of exchange of the whole

of the lessee’s produce or a part thereof, at the current market rates for seed purposes.

(10)That the lessee shall have to abide by the Regulations of the IrrigationDepartment in default of which, he will have to pay the penalty which may be imposed by the authorities of said Departments for wastage of water.

(11)That the lessee can keep two milch cattle and two young stock per plough. urine and dung etc. of farm animals shall have to be stored in a manure bit under the instructions of the Extensions Officer ( Agri.) of the area.

(12)That during the period of lease, the lessee shall keep his ordinary place of residence at …… and shall not reside elsewhere without the permissionof the sarpanch.

(13)That if the lessee neglects his duties; the lessor will have the right to get there duties performed at his ( lessee’s) expense.

(14)That the lessor shall have a right to get damage from the lessee for any loss which may result from his non-compliance with any of the aboveconditions.

(15)That in the event of lessee’s death, his heir shall be allowed to

continue thetenancy till the expiry of the lease period. In the event of the lessee’s leaving the land of his own accord before the expiry of the lease, he shall forfeit his right to crops and shall not be entitled to any compensation for such forfeiture.

(16)That, in case there is breach on the part of the lessee of any of the conditions herein contained and to be observed and performed by him, the lessor or any person authorised by him in this behalf, may terminate the lease and re-enter the demised premises and in such case, the lessee shall not be entitled to get any compensation, whatsoever.

(17)That, in case, the lessee fails to pay th
e rent to or cultivate the lands he shall deliver the possession of the land in question to the sarpanch of the Panchayat ( lessor) or any other person authorised by the lessor. The lessee shall, on the expiry of lease, vacate, and give possession of the land to the lessor.

(18)That, if any difference or dispute shall arise during the pendency of the lease between the parties hereto in regard to any matter or thing concerning this lease and the terms thereof, such difference or dispute shall be referred to the District Development and Panchayat Officer of the district concerned whose decision shall be binding on the parties and shall be final and conclusive.

(19)In witness whereof the parties to this agreement have hereunder set and subscribed their hands on the dates hereinafter mentioned respectively.

Witness…… Signature of the lessee, revenue

ticket, survey etc.

Witness ……Signature of the Sarpanch/Panch

on behalf of the Panchayat.

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