THE PUNJAB REGIONAL AND TOWN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 1995

THE PUNJAB REGIONAL AND TOWN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT, 1995

 

AN ACT to make provision for better planning and regulating the development and use of land in planning areas delineated for that purpose, for preparation of Regional Plans and Master Plans and implementation thereof; for the constitution of a State Regional and Town Planning and Development Board, for guiding and directing the planning and development processes in the State; for Constitution of a State Urban Planning and Development Authority, Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities and New Town Planning and Development Authorities, for the effective and planned Development of planning areas; and for undertaking urban development and housing programmes and schemes for establishing new town; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.


BE it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in the Forty Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

 

1. (1) This Act may be called the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and
Development Act, 1995.


(2) It shall extend to the whole of the State of Punjab.


(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by
notification, in the Official Gazette appoint.

 

                                             CHAPTER I


                                          PRELIMINARY

 

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-


(a) "agriculture" includes horticulture, farming, 'growing of crops, fruits, vegetables,
flowers, grass, fodder and trees ; or any kind of cultivation of soil, breeding and
keeping of livestock including cattle, horses, donkeys, mules, pigs, fish, poultry and bees ; and use of land which is ancillary to the farming of land or any other
agricultural purposes; but does not include the use of any land attached to a building for the purposes of garden to be used along with such building and expression "agricultural" shall be construed accordingly;


(b) "amenities" means any one or more than one utilities such as roads, streets, open spaces, parks, recreational, grounds, play grounds, water and electric supply, street lighting, sewerage, drainage, public works and other utilities, services and
conveniences ;


(c) "Arbitrator" means an Arbitrator appointed as such under Section 102 ;


(d) "Authority" means the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority constituted under Section 17 or a Special Urban Planning and Development Authority constituted under Section 29 or a New Town Planning and Development Authority constituted under Section 31;


(e) "Board" means the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board constituted under Section 3 ;


(f) "building" means any construction or part of a construction which is intended to be used for residential, commercial, industrial or other purposes, whether in actual use or not, and includes any out-house, stable, cattle shed and garage;


(g) "building operations" include-


(i) erection or re-erection of a building or any part of it ;


(ii) roofing or re-roofing of a building or any part of a building or an open space ;


(iii) any material alteration or enlargement of any building ;


(iv) any such alteration of a building as is likely to affect an alteration of its
drainage or sanitary arrangements, or materially affect its security ;


(v) the construction of a door opening on any Street or land not belonging to the
owner ;


(h) "bypass" means a * [road specified in the schedule to this Act, provided] as a
permanent diversion to a scheduled road, whether such diversion is situated within or without the limits of Local Authority and whether it is constructed before or after the commencement of this Act and includes a road which is specified as bypass by the State Government, by notification, for the purposes of this Act ;


(i) "Chapter" means a Chapter of this Act ;


(j) "Chief Administrator" means the Chief Administrator of the Authority;

 

(k) "commerce" means the carrying of any trade, business or profession, sale or
exchange of goods of any type whatsoever, and includes the running of, with a view to make profits, hospitals or nursing homes, infirmaries, educational institutions, and also includes hotels, restaurants and boarding houses not attached to educational institutions and the expression "commercial " shall be construed accordingly ;

(l) "commercial use" includes the use of any land or building or part thereof for purposes of commerce or for storage of goods, or as an office, whether attached to any industry or otherwise ;


(m) "Competent Authority" shall mean any person or authority appointed by the State Government, by notification, to exercise and perform all or any of the powers and functions of the competent authority under this Act :


Provided that in relation to an area falling within the jurisdiction of a Municipality or a Municipal Corporation the powers of the Competent Authority under Chapter XI of this Act, except the powers in respect of change of land use exercised under section 81, shall be exercised and performed by the Municipality or the Municipal Corporation in whose jurisdiction such an area falls ;


(n) "court" means a principal civil court of original jurisdiction, and includes any other civil court empowered by the State Government to perform the functions of the court under this Act within the pecuniary and local limits of its jurisdiction ;


(o) *["development" with its grammatical variations cognate expressions means the carrying out of building, engineering, mining, quarrying or other operations in, on, over or under land or making or any structural or material change in any building or land including that which affects the appearance or any feature of a heritage site and includes demolition of any part or whole of the building or change in use of any building or land and also includes reclamation, redevelopment, a layout or subdivision of any land and the expression "develop" shall be construed accordingly;


(oo) "development rights" means a right to carry out development or to develop the land or building or both and shall include the transferable development right in the form of right to utilise the floor area ratio or land utilisable either on the remainder of the land partially reserved for the public purpose or elsewhere, as may be provided in the zoning regulations;]


(p) "engineering operations" include the formation or laying out of means of access to a road or the laying out of means of water supply, drainage, sewerage, or of electricity cables or lines or of telephone lines or any other communication lines of cables ;


(q) "erect or re-erect" any building includes,-


(i) any material alteration or enlargement of any building ;


(ii) the conversion, by structural alteration, into place for human habitation of any
building not originally constructed for human habitation ;

(iii) the conversion into more than one place for human habitation of a building
originally constructed as one such place ;


(iv) the conversion of two or more places of human habitation into a greater
number of such places ;


(v) such alterations of a building as effect an alteration its drainage or sanitary
arrangements or materially effect its security ;


(vi) the addition of any rooms, buildings, out - houses or other structures to any
building ; and


(vii) the construction, in a wall adjoining any street or land not belonging to the
owner of the wall, of a door opening on to such street of land ;


(r) "Estate Officer" means a person appointed by the Authority to perform the functions of an Estate Officer under this Act;


*[(rr) "floor area ratio" means the ratio derived by dividing, the total covered area of all floors by the area of plot;

(rrr) "Heritage site" includes buildings, artefacts, structures, areas, precincts of historical or aesthetical or architectural or educational or scientific or cultural or
environmental significance and those natural features of environmental significance or scenic beauty as may be declared as such by the Competent Authority by a notification;]


(s) "Land" includes benefits to arise out of land and things attached to the earth or permanently fastened to any thing attached to the earth;


(t) "local authority" means a Municipal Corporation, a Municipal Committee, a Municipal Council, a Town Improvement Trust, a Cantonment Board, a Zila Parishad, a Panchayat Samiti or a Gram Panchayat, or, any other authority entrusted with the functions of a local authority under any law for the time being in force ;


(u) *["Master Plan" means Master plan prepared under this Act and includes a New Town Development Plan];


(v) "means of access" includes any means of access, whether
private or public, for vehicles or for foot passengers, and includes a road;


(w) "member" means a member of the Board or a member of the Authority and includes -


(i) the Chairman and the Member Secretary, in the case of the Board ; and


(ii) the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and the Chief Administrator, in the case of the
Authority ;


(x) "occupier" include,-


(a) a tenant ;


(b) an owner in occupation of, or otherwise using his land or building or part
thereof ;


(c) a rent-free occupant of any land or building or part thereof ;

(d) a licence in occupation of any land or building or part thereof;


(e) any person, who is liable to pay to the owner damages for the use and
occupation of any land or building or part thereof;


(y) "operational construction" means any construction whether temporary or permanent, which is necessary for operation, maintenance, development or execution of any of the following services, namely :-


(i) railways ;


(ii) national highways ;


(iii) national waterways ;


(iv) airways and aerodromes ;


(v) posts and telegraphs, telephone, wireless, broadcasting and other such like
forms of communication ;


(vi) regional grid for electricity ;


(vii) any other service which the State Government may, if it is of opinion that the
operation, maintenance, development or execution of such other service is
essential to the life of the community, by notification, declare to be a service
for the purposes of this clause ;


Explanation - For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the construction of -


(i) new residential buildings except those connected with operations like gate
lodges, hospitals, clubs, institutions, schools, railway colonies, roads, drains
and the like in the case of railways ; and


(ii) a new building, new structure of a new installation or any extention thereof, in
the case of any other service, shall not be deemed to be construction within
the meaning of this clause ;


(z) "owner" includes a mortgagee in possession, a person who for the time being is receiving or is entitled to receive, or has received, the rent or premium of any land whether on his own account or on account of or on behalf of or for the benefit of any other person or as an agent, trustee, guardian, or receiver for any other person or for any religious or charitable institution or who would so receive the rent or premium or be entitled to receive the rent or premium if the land were let to a tenant ; and includes the Head of a Government Department, General Manager of a Railway, the Secretary or other principal officer of a local authority, statutory authority or company, in respect of properties under their respective control ;


(za) "Planning Agency" means the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, a Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, a New Town Planning and Development Authority, a local authority or the Town and Country Planning Wing of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, designated as such by the *[State Government] under section 57 of this Act for a planning area ;


(zb) "planning area" means a regional planning area, a local planning area or a site for a new town declared as such under section 56 of this Act ;


(zc) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act ;


(zd) "reconstituted plot" means a plot which is altered in ownership or in any other way by the framing of a town development scheme under this Act ;


(ze) "Regional Plan" means a Regional Plan prepared under Chapter IX of this Act ;
(zf) "regulations" means regulations made by the Board, or the Authority under this Act ;

(zg) "road reservation in relation to a scheduled road" means the land whether metalled or unmetalled, which vests in the State Government or the Central Government or a local authority, for the purposes of such road and the boundaries of which are demarcated by pillars, post or wires or in any other manner ;


(zh) "rules" means rules made under this Act ;


(zi) "scheduled road" means a road specified in the Schedule to this Act which is wholly situated within the State of Punjab and where any road so specified is not so wholly situated, the portion of such road which is situated in the State of Punjab, and includes a "by-pass" and shall also include any road which the State Government may, by notification , add to the Schedule to this Act.*[…..].


(zj) "scheme" means any town and development scheme framed under this Act ;


(zk) "section" means the section of this Act ;


(zl) "State Government" means the Government of the State of Punjab ; and


(zm) "transferee" means a person, including a firm or other body of individual, whether incorporated or not, to whom a site or building is sold, leased or transferred under this Act and includes his successors and assignees ; and


(zn) "Tribunal of Appeal" means the Tribunal of Appeal appointed as such under section 105.

 

 

                                         CHAPTER II


ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PUNJAB REGIONAL AND TOWN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

 

3. As soon as may be, after the commencement of this Act, the State Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, establish for the purposes of carrying out the functions assigned to it under this Act, a Board to be called the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board.


4.(1) The Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board established under section 3 shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, a Member-Secretary and the following other members, namely:


(a) not more than twelve ex officio members to be nominated by the State Government from amongst the Ministers including the Ministers-in-charge of Housing and Urban Development and Local Government and the Secretaries to Government of Punjab including Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Local Government and other officers of the State Government ; and


(b) not more than three non-official members to be nominated by the State
Government from amongst the persons having special knowledge or practical
experience in matters relating to housing, engineering, regional and town planning, development and management thereof.


(2) The Chief Minister, Punjab, and the Minister-in-charge of Housing and Urban
Development shall be respectively the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the
Board:


Provided that in the absence of the Chairman, and the Vice-Chairman any member of the Board to be nominated by the Chairman shall preside over the meeting of the Board.


(3) The Secretary to Government of Punjab, holding the charge of Housing and Urban Development shall be the Member-Secretary of the Board.


(4) The appointment of members nominated under clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) of this section shall be notified by the State Government in the Official Gazette and they shall be entitled to receive such remuneration or allowances or both as the State Government may prescribe.


(5) The members of the Board shall hold office at the pleasure of the State Government.


5.(i) A person shall be disqualified for being nominated as and for being a member of the Board, if he-(a) has been convicted by a criminal court at any time after the 26th day of January, 1950 for an offence involving moral turpitude, unless such conviction has been set aside ;


(b) is an undischarged insolvent ;


(c) is of unsound mind.


(2) If any question, dispute or doubt arises as to whether or not any person is eligible for membership of the Board or has incurred any of the disqualifications specified under sub-section (1) whether before or after becoming a member, it shall be determined by the State Government whose decision shall be final and binding.


6. If a member of the Board nominated under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4 -


(a) becomes subject to any disqualification referred to in section 5; or


(b) absents himself, without permission of the Chairman, from three consecutive
meetings of the Board, the State Government shall declare his office to be
vacant.


7. If the State Government is of opinion that any member nominated under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4 is guilty of misconduct in the discharge of his duties, or is incompetent or has become incapable of performing his duties as such member, or that he should for any other good and sufficient reason be removed the State Government may, after giving the member an opportunity of showing cause against his removal, remove him from office.


8. Any member nominated under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4 may resign from the membership of the Board by giving notice in writing to the State Government and on such resignation being accepted by the State Government, he shall cease to be a member of Board.


9. In the event of a vacancy in the office of any member nominated under clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4, the vacancy shall be filed by the State Government in the manner laid down in the aforesaid clause (a) or clause (b), as the case may be.


10. The Board shall have its headquarters at such place as may be notified by the State Government from time to time.


11.(1) The Board shall meet at such times and places as the Chairman may determine and shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) and (3), observe such procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as may be laid down by it in the regulations.


(2) All questions at a meeting of the Board shall be decided, by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting and in case if equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a second or casting vote.


(3) Five members shall form quorum at a meeting of the Board :


Provided that if a meeting is adjourned for want of quorum, no quorum shall be
necessary at the next meeting for transacting the same business :


Provided further that a notice of the adjourned meeting shall be sent to all the
members of the Board.


(4) Minutes of the names of the members present and of the proceedings at each
meeting shall be kept in a book to be maintained for this purpose which, shall be
signed at the next ensuing meeting by the person presiding at such meeting.


(5) A copy of the proceedings of every meeting of the Board shall be sent by the
Member-Secretary of the Board to the State Government within fifteen days after the meeting is held.


(6) No act done or proceedings taken under the Act by the Board shall be invalid merely on the ground of existence of any vacancy amongst its members, or by reason of defect or irregularity in its constitution or any irregularity in procedure not affecting the merits of the case.


12. The Member-Secretary of the Board shall arrange for transaction of business of the Board, authenticate orders and decisions of the Board and discharge such other functions of the Board as may be assigned to him by the Board under its regulations.


13. The State Government on the request of the Board, may make available to the Board such staff as may be necessary for the performance of functions conferred on the Board under this Act.


14.(1) Subject to the provisions of the Act and rules framed thereunder, the functions of the Board shall be to advise the State Government * [on the matters ] relating to the planning, development and use of urban and rural land in the State, and to perform such other functions as the State Government, from time to time, assign to it.

 

15.(1) The Board may associate with itself in such manner and for such purpose as may be prescribed any person whose assistance or advice it may require in performing any of its functions under this Act.


(2) Any person associated with it by the Board under sub-section (1) for any purpose shall have a right to take part in the discussion of the Board relevant to that purpose but shall not have a right to vote at a meeting.


16. Subject to any rules in this behalf, the Board may from time to time appoint one or more Committees for the purpose of securing efficient discharge of its functions.

 

                                          CHAPTER III


ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PUNJAB URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, SPECIAL URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES AND NEW TOWNS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES.

 

17.(1) With effect from such date as the State Government may, by notification, specify in this behalf, the State Government shall establish for the purposes of this Act, an Authority to be known as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority with headquarters at such place as the State government may specify.


(2) The Authority established under sub-section (1) shall be a body corporate as well as a local authority, by the name aforesaid, having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both moveable and immovable, and to contract; and shall, by the said name, sue and be sued.


(3) The Authority established under sub-section (1) shall consist of the following
members to be appointed by the State Government, namely :-


(i) a Chariman ;


 [(i-a) a Co-Charirman;]


(ii) a Vice - Chariman ;


(iii) a Chief Administrator who shall be appointed from amongst the officers of the Government of Punjab having such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed ; and


(iv) not more than tweleve and not less than six official and non-official members including the Secretaries to Government of Punjab holding the charge of Local Government and Town and Country Planning:

Provided that the number of non-official members shall not, at any time exceed three.


(4) *[The Chief Minister, Minister-in-Charge of Housing and Urban Development and the Secretary to Government of Punjab, holding the charge of Housing and Urban Development shall, respectively, be the Chairman, Co-Chairman and the Vice- Chairman of the Authority.]

 

18.(1) The term of office and conditions of service of the members of the Authority shall be such as may be prescribed.


(2) The Chief Administrator shall be entitled to receive from the fund of the Authority such salary and such allowances, if any, as may be prescribed.


(3) Any member, other than the Chief Administrator, may be paid from the fund of the Authority such allowances, if any, as may be prescribed.


(4) The members of the authority shall hold office during the pleasure of the State
Government.

 

(5) A member of the Authority may resign his office by giving notice in writing to the State Government and, on such resignation being accepted by the State government, he shall cease to be a member.

 

19. The State Government may remove from office any member of the Authority-


(i) who, without excuse, sufficient in the opinion of the State Government, is absent for more than three consecutive meetings of the Authority ;


(ii) who has, in the opinion of the State Government, so abused his position as a member as to render his continuance on the Authority detrimental to the interests of the Authority.

 

20. Upon occurrence of any vacancy in the office of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chief Administrator or any other member of the Authority, a new Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chief Administrator or member, as the case may be, shall be appointed.

 

21.(1) The Authority shall meet at such times and places and shall, subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3) observe such procedure in regard to the transaction of its business at such meetings as the Authority may provide by regulations.


(2) *[At every meeting of the Authority, the Chairman, if present, or, in his absence, the Co-Chairman, or, in his absence, the Vice-Chairman, and if the Vice-Chairman is also not present, then any one of its members, whom the members present may elect, shall preside.]


(3) All questions at a meeting of the Authority shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting and in the case of equality of votes, the member presiding shall have a second or casting vote.


(4) Minutes shall be kept of the names of the members present and of the proceedings at each meeting in a book to be maintained for the purpose which shall be signed at the next meeting by the member presiding at such meeting and shall be open to inspection by any member during office hours.


(5) For the transactional of business at a meeting of the Authority, the quorum shall be one-third of the number of members actually serving for the time being but shall not, in any case, be less than four :


Provided that if a meeting is adjourned for want of quorum, no quorum shall be
necessary at the next meeting for transacting the same business :

 

Provided further that a notice of the adjourned meeting shall be sent to all members of the Authority.


22. The Chief Administrator shall be the Chief Executive of the Authority and shall
arrange for the transaction of business of the Authority, authenticate orders anddecisions of the Authority and discharge such other functions of the Authority as may be assigned to him by the Authority under its regulations.


23. Subject to any regulations made in this behalf by the Authority, the Authority may, from time to time, appoint one or more committees for the purpose of securing the efficient discharge of the functions of the Authority and in particular for the purpose of ensuring the efficient maintenance of public amenities and execution of development works and projects.

 

24.(1) The Authority or any committee appointed under Section 23 may associate with itself any person whose assistance or advice it may require in the performance of its functions under this Act.


(2) Any person associated with it by the Authority under sub-section (1) for any purpose shall have a right to take part in the discussions of the Authority relevant to that purpose but shall not have a right to vote at the meeting.


25. No act done or proceedings taken under this Act shall be questioned merely on the ground of -


(a) the existence of any vacancy in or any defect in the Constitution of
the Authority ;


(b) any person associated under Section 24 having voted in contravention of the provisions of this Act in this behalf ;


(c) the failure to serve a notice on any person where no substantial injustice has resulted from such failure ;


(d) any omission, defect or irregularity not affecting the merits of the
case.


26. (1) The Authority may appoint such number of officers and other employees including experts for technical and legal work as may be necessary for the efficient
performance of its functions and may determine their designations and grades.


(2) The officers and other employees of the Authority shall be entitled to receive, from the fund of the Authority, such salaries and allowances and shall be governed by such conditions of service as may be determined by regulations made in this behalf by the Authority.


(3) The exercise of any powers or discharge of any duties or functions under sub-section (1) by any officer or other employees of the Authority shall be subject to such restrictions, conditions and limitations, if any, as may be laid down by regulations of the Authority, and shall also be subject to its control and supervision.


27. No person who has, directly or indirectly, by himself or through his partner or agent, any share or interest in any contract by or on behalf of the Authority, or in any employment under, by or on behalf of the Authority, otherwise than as an officer or employee thereof, shall become or remain an officer or employee of the Authority.

 

28.(1) The objects of the Authority shall be to promote and secure better planning and development of any area of the State and for that purpose the Authority shall have the powers to acquire by way of purchase transfer, ex-change or gift or to hold, manage, plan, develop and mortgage or otherwise dispose of land or other property or to carry out itself or in collaboration with any other agency or through any other agency on its behalf, building, engineering, mining and other operations to execute works in connection with supply of water, disposal of sewerage, control of pollution and other services and amenities and generally to do anything with the prior approval or on direction of the State Government, for carrying out the purposes of this Act.


(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the Authority itself or in collaboration with any other agency or through any other agency on its behalf,-


(i) if so required by the State Government or the Board, take up the works in connection with the preparation and implementation of Regional Plans, Master Plans and New Township Plans and town improvement schemes ;


(ii) undertake the work relating to the amenities and services to be provided in the urban areas, urban estates, promotion of urban development as well as construction of houses ;


(iii) promote research, development of new techniques of planning, land development and house construction and manufacture of building material ;


(iv) promote companies, association and other bodies for carrying out the purposes of the Act ; and


(v) perform any other function which are supplemental, incidental or consequential to any of the functions referred to in this sub-section or which may be prescribed.

 

29.(1)Where the State Government is of opinion that the object of proper development of any area or group of areas together with such adjacent areas as may be considered necessary will be best served by entrusting the work of development or redevelopment thereof to a Special Authority, instead to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority,the State Government may, by notification, constitute an Authority for such area to be called the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority for that area and thereupon, all the powers and functions of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority relating to development and redevelopment of that area under this Act, shall be exercised and performed by the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority so constituted.


(2) Every notification issued under sub-section (1) shall define the limits of the area to which it relates.


(3) The Special Urban Planning and Development Authority constituted under sub-section (1) shall consist of the following members to be appointed by the State Government, namely :-

(i) a Chairman ;


(ii) a Chief Administrator who shall be appointed from amongst the officers of the Government of Punjab having such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed ; and


(iii) other members not exceeding ten to be appointed by the State Government :


*[Provided that out of the aforesaid members, the State Government may appoint a co- Chairman and Vice- Chairman:


Provided further that out of the said members, atleast three members will be the
members of the local authority or authorities functioning in the area of jurisdiction of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority.]


(4) Every Special Urban Planning and Development Authority constituted under subsection (1) shall be a body corporate as well as a local authority, by the name
aforesaid, having perpetual succession and a common seal , with power to
acquire , hold and dispose of property both movable and immovable, and, to contract and by the said name sue and be sued.


(5) The provisions of this Act shall mutatis mutandis apply to Special Urban Planning and Development Authority constituted under sub-section (1) as they apply in relation to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority with the modification that references to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, shall be construed as references to the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority.

 

30. Where the State Government is satisfied that it is expedient in the Public interest so to do, it may, by notification, designate any local authority functioning in a planning area to be the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority for that area or any part thereof and thereupon all the powers and functions of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority relating to that area or part thereof, as the case may be, shall be exercised by such local authority.


(2) On the issue of a notification under sub-section (1), the powers to be exercised and functions to be performed by the Chairman of the Authority under this Act shall be exercised and performed in the case of a Municipal Corporation by its Mayor, in the case of a Municipal Council by its President, and, in the case of an Improvement Trust by its President by its President and those of the Chief Administrator of the Authority by the Chief Executive Head, by whatever name he is called, of the Municipal Corporation or the Municipal Council, or the Improvement Trust, as the case may be.

 

31. (1)Where the State Government is of opinion that object of proper planning and development of a site of a new town will be best served by entrusting the work of development thereof to a Special Authority, instead to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, it may, by notification, constitute a Special Authority for that site to be called the New Town Planning and Development Authority and thereupon, all the powers and the functions of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority relating to the development of that site of the new town under this Act shall be exercised and performed by such New Town Planning and Development Authority.


(2) A New Town Planning and Development Authority constituted under sub-section (1), shall be a body corporate as well as local authority by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both moveable and immoveable and to contract, and by the said name sue and be sued.


(3) A New Town Planning and Development Authority will consist of the following
members, namely :-

 

(i) a Chairman ;


(ii) a Chief Administrator who shall be appointed from amongst the officers of the Government of Punjab having such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed ; and


(iii) other members not exceeding ten to be appointed by the State
Government.


(4) The provisions of this Act shall mutatis mutandis apply to a New Town Planning and Development Authority as they apply in relation to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, with the modification that references to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority shall be construed as references to a New Town Planning and Development Authority.

 

32. (1) Where the State Government after consultation with the Board, is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the Public Interest or in the interest of the development of the area under the jurisdiction of two or more Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities, that two or more Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities, should be amalgamated, the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, provide for the amalgamation of such Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities (hereinafter in this Chapter referred to as the transferor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities) into a single Special Urban Planning and Development Authority (hereinafter in this Chapter referred to as the transferee Special Urban Planning and Development Authority) with such constitution, property, powers, rights, interest, authorities and privileges ; and with such liabilities, duties and obligations, as may be specified in the notification.


(2) Every notification issued under sub-section (1) shall define the limits of the area to which it relates and specify the date with effect from which the amalgamation shall become effective.


(3) Every notification issued under sub-section (1) may also provide for one or any of the following matters, namely :-


(a) the continuance in service of all the employees of the transferor Special Urban
Planning and Development Authorities in the transferee Special Urban Planning and Development Authority at the same remuneration and on the same terms and
conditions of service, which they were getting, or, as the case may be, by which they were being governed, immediately before the date on which the amalgamation takes effect ;


(b) the other terms and conditions for the amalgamation of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities ;


(c) the continuance by or against the transferee Special Urban Planning and
Development Authority of any pending legal proceedings by or against any transferor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority ; and


(d) such consequential, incidental and supplementary provisions, as may, in the opinion of the State Government be necessary to give effect to the amalgamation.


(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (a) of sub-section (3), where any
employee of the transferor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority by
notice in writing given to the transferee Special Urban Planning and Development
Authority at any time before the expiry of three months next following the date on
which the amalgamation takes effect has intimated his intention of not becoming an employee of the transferee Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, he shall cease to be employee of that Authority on the expiry of the notice served and shall be entitled to get such gratuity, provident fund and other retirement benefits as are ordinarily admissible to him under the rules or authorisations of the transferor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority immediately before the date of amalgamation ;


(5) On and from the date on which the amalgamation takes effect under sub-section (2), the transfer or Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities shall cease to carry on business or to discharge any liability or obligation except to the extent as may be necessary for the implementation of the provisions of the said amalgamation and shall stand dissolved from the date of amalgamation ;


(6) Not with standing anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (Central Act XIV of 1947) or any other law for the time being in force, the transfer of the service of any employee of the transferor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities to the transferee Special Urban Planning and Development Authority shall not entitle any such employee to any compensation under that Act or any other law for the time being in-force and no such claim shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or any other authority.

 

33.(1) Where the State Government after consultation with the Board, is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the Public Interest or in the interest of the development of the area under the jurisdiction of any Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, that any area under the jurisdiction of the said Authority should be excluded from its jurisdiction, the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, provide for the exclusion of such area and to constitute new Special Urban Planning and Development Authority for the area so excluded.


(2) On the constitution of a new Special Urban Planning and Development Authority under sub-section (1), the assets and liabilities of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority from whose jurisdiction the area is so excluded (hereinafter referred to the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority) shall be apportioned between the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities in the manner specified hereinafter -


(i) all lands and stores, articles and other goods belonging to the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority shall,-


(a) If within the area of jurisdiction of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, pass on to the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority in whose area they are situated;


(b) If outside the area of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, be apportioned between the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities according to ratio of the area falling under their respective jurisdiction.

(ii) The bank balances and grants received from time to time shall be apportioned between the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities according to ratio of the area falling under their respective jurisdiction:


Provided that a grant given for the development of an area which falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of any of the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities, shall be transferred to that successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority ;


(iii) Where before the date of exclusive of any area the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority has made any contract for the purpose of that Authorities, that contract shall be deemed to have been made,-


(a) if the purposes of the contract are on and from the date of exclusion of the area exclusively purposes of any one of the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, by that successor Authority ; and


(b) If the purposes of the contract are on and from that date not exclusively purposes of any one of the Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities, by all the Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities and, the rights and liabilities which has accrued or may accrue under any such contract shall, to the extent to which they would have been the rights and liabilities of the existing
Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, be the rights and the liabilities of the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority, or, as the case may be, the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities, according to the ratio of the area falling under their respective jurisdiction.


(3) Where the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, rights or liabilities, subject to apportionment under this section, the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority which succeeds to or acquires a share in that property or to those rights or liabilities, shall be deemed to be substituted or added as a party to those proceedings and the proceedings may continue accordingly.


(4) (a) Every whole-time employee of the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority shall on and from the date of notification under sub-section (1) shall provisionally continue to be an employee of that Authority unless he is required, by general or special order of the State Government, to serve as an employee of any other Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority.

 

(b) As soon as may be after the date of notification under sub-section (1), the State Government shall by general or special order, determine the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority to which every employee referred to in clause (a) shall be finally allotted for service and the date with effect from which such allotment shall take effect or be deemed to have taken effect.


(c) Every employee who is finally allotted under the provisions of clauses (b), to a
Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority shall, if he is not
already serving with that Authority, be made available for serving with the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority from such date as may be agreed upon between the successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities or in default of such agreement as may be determined by the State Government.


(d) The State Government may, by order, establish an advisory committee for the
purpose of assisting it with regard to -


(i) the division and integration of the employees among the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities ; and


(ii) the ensuring of fair and equitable treatment to all employees affected by the provisions of this sub-section and the proper consideration of any representations made by such employees.


(e) The terms and conditions of the employees of the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority applicable to them immediately before the date of notification under sub-section (1) shall not be varied to their disadvantage except with the previous approval of the State Government.


(f) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (a) of sub-section (4), where any
employee of the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority by
notice in writing given to the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development
Authority at any time before the expiry of three months next following the date of his final allocation has intimated his intention of not becoming an employee of the
Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authority to which he is so
allocated, he shall cease to be employee of that Authority on the expiry of the notice period and shall be entitled to get such gratuity. Provident fund and other retirement benefits as are ordinarily admissible to him under the rules or authorisations of the existing Special Urban Planning and Development Authority immediately before the date of amalgamation.


(5) The benefit or burden of any assets and liabilities of the existing Special Urban
Planning and Development Authority not dealt within the foregoing provisions of this section shall pass on to the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities in the manner agreed upon, between them in case no such agreement is reached within a period of one year from the date of exclusion of the area, the State Government shall be competent to determine the same at the request of either of the Successor Special Urban Planning and Development Authorities.

 

34. (1) Where the State Government is satisfied that the purposes for which an Authority is constituted or designated under this Act have been substantially achieved so as to render the continued existence of the Authority in the opinion of the State Government unnecessary, the State Government may, by notification, declare that the Authority shall be dissolved with effect from such date as may be specified in the notification and the Authority shall be deemed to be dissolved accordingly.


(2) From the date specified under sub-section (1),-


(a) all properties, funds and dues which are vested in, or realiseable by, the Authority shall vest in, or be realiseable by, the State Government;


(b) all liabilities which are enforceable against the Authority shall be enforceable against the State Government ; and


(c) for the purpose of carrying out any development which has not been fully carried out by the Authority and for the purpose of realising properties, funds and dues referred to in clause (a), the functions of the Authority shall be discharged by the State Government.

 

                                CHAPTER IV


RELATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT, THE AUTHORITY AND THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ETC.

 

35. Where any area has been developed by the Authority, the Authority shall entrust the local authority discharging municipal function, within whose local limits the area so developed is situated, with the responsibility for the maintenance of the amenities which have been provided in the area by the Authority or for the provision of the amenities which have not been provided by the Authority but which in its opinion should be provided, on such terms and conditions including vesting of streets, amenities and public places in that local authority, as may be agreed upon between the Authority and the local authority and where such terms and conditions can not be agreed upon such terms and conditions as are settled by the State Government in consultation with the local authority on a reference being made to the State Government by the Authority.

 

36.(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the State Government, may by notification in the Official Gazette, abolish an
Improvement Trust from such date as may be specified in the notification hereinafter referred to as the appointed day.


(2) On and from the appointed day the Improvement Trust specified in the notification issued sub-section (1) shall stand dissolved and all its assets and liabilities shall stand transferred to and vested in the Authority.


(3) The assets of the Improvement Trust shall be deemed to include all rights and all property, whether movable and immovable, belonging to or vested in the
Improvement Trust, including in particular cash balances, reserve funds, investments, deposits and all other interests and rights in or arising out of such property as may be in the possession of the Improvement Trust and all books of account or documents kept or maintained by the Improvement Trust, and the liabilities of the Improvement Trust shall be deemed to include all debts, liabilities and obligations of whatever kind existing and pertaining to the Improvement Trust.


37.(1) Where an Improvement Trust has established a provident fund or superannuation fund or any other similar fund for the benefit of its employees and constituted trust in respect thereof, hereinafter referred to as the existing trust, the moneys standing to the credit of any such fund on the appointed day, together with any other assets belonging to such fund shall stand transferred to and vested in the Authority free from any right of such existing trust and the Authority shall, as soon as may be, constitute in respect of the moneys and other assets which are so transferred to and vested in it, one or more trusts having objects similar to the objects of the existing trusts as may be practicable.

 

(2) Where all the moneys and other assets belonging to the existing trust are transferred to and vested in the Authority under sub-section (1), the trustees of such trust, as from the date of such transfer be discharged from the trust, except as regards things done or omitted to be done before such transfer.

 

38.(1) Unless otherwise expressly provided by or under this Act, all contracts, arrangements and other instruments of whatever nature subsisting or having effect immediately before the appointed day and to which the Improvement Trust is a party or which are in favour of the Improvement Trust, shall be of full force and effect against or in favour of the Authority, as the case may be, and may be enforced or acted upon fully and effectually, as if instead of the Improvement Trust, the Authority had been a party there to or as if they had been entered into or issued in favour of the Authority.


(2) If on the appointed day any suit, appeal or other legal proceedings of whatever nature by or against the Improvement Trust is pending, then, it shall not abate or be discontinued or be in any way prejudicially effected by reason of the transfer to the Authority of the assests and liabilities of the Improvement Trust or of any thing done under this Act, but the suit, appeal or other legal proceedings may be continued, prosecuted and enforced by or against the Authority.


Explanation- For the purposes of this sub-section, legal proceedings include any
proceedings under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (Central Act 1 of 1894).

 

39.(1) Every whole-time employee of the Improvement Trust shall, on and from the appointed day, become an employee of the Authority, and shall hold his office therein by the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to gratuity, if any, and other matters as he would have held the same on the appointed day if this Act had not come into force and shall continue to do so unless and until his remuneration, terms and conditions, are duly altered by the Authority with the previous approval of the State Government.


(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where any employee of the Improvement Trust by notice in writing given to the Authority at any time before the expiry of three months next following the appointed day, has intimated his intention of not becoming an employee of the Authority, he shall cease to be employee of the Authority on the expiry of the notice period and be entitled to get such gratuity, provident fund and other retirement benefits as are ordinarily admissible to him under the rules or authorisation of the Improvement Trust immediately before the appointed day.


(3) If any question arises as to whether any person was a whole-time employee of the Improvement Trust immediately before the appointed day, the question shall be referred to the State Government whose decision shall be final.

 

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (Central Act 14 of 1947) or in any other law for the time being in force, the transfer of the service of any employee of the Improvement Trust to the Authority shall not entitle any such employee to any compensation under that Act or other law, and no such claim shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or any other authority.

 

40.(1) The Authority shall carry out such directions as may be issued to it, from time to time, by the State Government for the efficient administration of this Act.


(2) The State Government may depute any officer to inspect or examine the office of the Authority, or its development works and to report thereon and the office so deputed may, for the purposes of such inspection or examination call for,-


(a) any extract from any proceedings of the Authority or any Committee
constituted under this Act, record, correspondence, plan or other
documents ;


(b) any return, estimates, statement of accounts or statistics ;


(c) any report , and the Authority shall furnish the same.

 

41. The Authority shall furnish to the State Government such reports, returns, record and other information as the State Government may, from time to time, require.

 

                                    CHAPTER V


        ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF LAND BY THE AUTHORITY

 

42.(1) When any land other than the land owned by the Central Government is required for the purposes of the Authority under this Act, the State Government may, at the request of the Authority, proceed to acquire it under the provisions of Land Acquisition Act, 1894, and on payment by the Authority of the compensation awarded under that Act and of any other charges incurred in acquiring the land, the land shall vest in the Authority.


(2) For the purposes of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, and any other law for the time being in force, the Authority shall be deemed to be a local Authority.

 

43 (1) Subject to any directions by the State Government under this Act, the Authority may dispose of -


(a) any land acquired by it or transferred to it by the State Government without undertaking or carrying out any development thereon ; or


(b) any such land after undertaking or carrying out such development as it thinks fit to such persons, in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as it considers expedient for securing proper development.


(2) The transfer of land to any person under sub-section (1) shall be subject to such further conditions as may be prescribed with regard to completion of buildings or parts thereof or with regard to extension of period for such completion and payment of fees for such extension.


(3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as enabling the Authority to dispose of land by way of gift, but subject to this condition, reference in this Act to the disposal of land shall be construed as reference to the disposal thereof in any manner whether by way of sale, exchange, lease or by the creation of any easement, right or privilege or otherwise.


(4) Subject to the provisions hereinbefore contained, the Authority may sell, lease, or otherwise transfer whether by auction, allotment or otherwise any land or building belonging to it on such terms and conditions as it may, from time to time determine.


(5) The consideration money for any transfer under sub-section (4) shall be paid to the Authority in such manner as may be determined by the Authority.


(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, any land or building, or both, as the case may be, shall continue to belong to the Authority until the entire consideration money together with interest and any other amount, if any, due to the Authority, on accounts of the transfer of such land or building or both, is paid.


(7) Unless and until conditions provided in the regulations made by the Authority are fulfilled, the transferee shall not transfer any of his rights in the land or building except with the previous permission of the Authority which may be granted on such terms and conditions and on payment of such fee as may be determined by the Authority.

 

44. (1) Where any person makes default in the payment of-


(i) any rent due in respect of any lease of any land or building, or both, as the case may be, under section 43; or


(ii) any fees or contribution payable under this Act in respect of any land or building, or both, the Estate Officer may direct that in addition to the amount of arrears, a sum not exceeding that amount shall be recovered from the person by way of penalty :


Provided that no such direction shall be made unless the person affected thereby has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.


(2) Where any person makes default in the payment of any amount, being the arrears or penalty or both directed to be paid under sub-section (1), such amount may be recovered from him, as arrears of land revenue.

 

45.(1) Where any transferee makes default in the payment of any consideration money, or any instalment, on account of the transfer of any land or building, or both, under section 43, the Estate Officer may, by notice in writing, call upon the transferee to show cause, within a period of thirty days, why a penalty as may be determined by the Authority be not imposed upon him :


Provided that the penalty so imposed shall not exceed the amount due from the
transferee.


(2) After considering the cause, if any, shown by the transferee and after giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter, the Estate Officer may, for reasons to be recorded, in writing, make an order imposing the penalty and direct that the amount of money due alongwith the penalty shall be paid by the transferee within such period as may be specified in the order.


(3) If the transferee fails to pay the amount due togetherwith the penalty in accordance with the order made under sub-section (2) or commits a breach or any other condition of transfer, the Estate Officer may, by notice in writing call upon the transferee to show cause within a period of thirty days, why an order of resumption of the land or building or both, as the case may be, and forfeiture of the whole or any part of the money, if any, paid in respect thereof which in no case shall exceed ten per cent of the total amount of the consideration money, interest and other dues payable in respect of the transfer of the land or building or both, should not be made.

 

(4) After considering the cause if any, shown by the transferee in pursuance of a notice under sub-section (3), and any evidence that he may produce in respect of the same and after giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter, the Estate Officer may, for reasons to be recorded, in writing, make an order resuming the land or building or both, as the case may be, and direct the forfeiture as provided in subsection (3) of the whole or any part of the money paid in respect of such transfer.


(5) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Estate Officer under section 44 or under this section may, within a period of thirty days of the date of the communication to him of such order, prefer an appeal to the Chief Administrator in such form and manner, as may be prescribed :


Provided that the Chief Administrator may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, if he is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by
sufficient cause from filing the appeal in time :


(6) The Chief Administrator may, after hearing the appeal, confirm, vary or reverse the order appealed from and may pass such order as he thinks fit.


(7) The Chief Administrator may either on his own motion or on an application received in this behalf at any time within a period of six months from the date of the order, call for the record of any proceedings in which the Estate Officer has passed an order for the purpose of satisfying himself as to the legality or propriety of such order and may pass such order in relation thereto as he thinks fit :


Provided that the Chief Administrator shall not pass an order under this section
prejudicial to any person without giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.


(8) Where a person is aggrieved by any order of the Chief Administrator, deciding the case under sub-section (6) or sub-section (7), he may, within thirty days of the date of communication to him of such order, make an application in writing to the State Government for revision against the said order and the State Government may confirm, alter or rescind the order of the Chief Administrator.

 

                                        CHAPTER VI


             POWER TO EVICT PERSONS FROM PREMISES OF THE AUTHORITY

 

46. (1) If the Estate Officer is satisfied-


(a) that any person authorised to occupy any premises of the Authority has,-


(i) not paid rent lawfully due from him in respect of such premises for a period of
more than two months ; or


(ii) sublet, without the permission of the Estate Officer, the whole or any part of
such premises ; or


(iii) otherwise acted in contravention of any of the terms expressed or implied,
under which he is authorised to occupy such premises : or


(b) that any person is in un-authorised occupation of any premises of the Authority ; or


(c) that any person has not vacated any premises which has been resumed under
section 45 ;


the Estate Officer may, notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time
being in force, by notice served by post or by affixing a copy of it on the outer door or some other conspicuous part of such premises, or in such other manner as may be prescribed order that person, as well as any other person, who may be in occupation of the whole or any part of the premises, shall vacate them within a period of thirty days from the date of the service of the notice :


Provided that no such order shall be passed unless such person has been afforded
an opportunity to show cause as to why such order should not be made.


(2) If any person refuses or fails to comply with an order made under sub-section (1), the Estate Officer may evict that person from, and take possession of, the premises and may for that purpose use such force, as may be necessary.


(3) If a person, who has been ordered to vacate any premises under sub-clause (i) or sub-clause (iii) of clause (a) of sub-section (1), within a period of thirty days from the date of service of the notice or within such longer time as the Estate Officer may allow, pays the rent in arrears or carries out or otherwise complies with the terms contravened by him to the satisfaction of the Estate Officer, as the case may be, the Estate Officer shall in lieu of evicting such person under sub-section (2) cancel his order made under sub-section (2) and thereupon such person shall hold the premises on the same terms on which he held them immediately before such notice was served on him.

 

47. Where any person is in unauthorised occupation of any premises of the Authority, the Estate Officer may in the prescribed manner, assess such damages on account of the use and occupation of the premises as he may deem fit and may by notice served by post, or by affixing a copy of it on the outer door or some other conspicuous part of such premises or in such other manner as may be prescribed, order that person to pay the damages within such time not being less than thirty days as may be specified in the notice and if any person refuses or fails to pay the damages within the time specified in the notice, the damages may be recovered from him as arrear of land revenue.

 

48. (1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Estate Officer under section 46 or section 47 may within a period of thirty days from the date of the service of notice under section 46 or section 47, as the case may be, prefer an appeal to the Competent Authority :


Provided that the Competent Authority may entertain the appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal in time.


(2) Where an appeal is preferred under sub-section (1) the Competent Authority may stay the enforcement of the order of the Estate Officer for such period and on such conditions, as it deems fit.


(3) Every appeal under this section shall be disposed of by the Competent Authority as expeditiously as possible.

 

                                          CHAPTER VII


     FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF THE AUTHORITY.

 

49. (1) The Authority shall have and maintain its own fund to which shall be credited-


(a) all moneys received by the Authority from the State Government and the
Central Government by way of grants, loans, advances or otherwise ;


(b) all moneys received by the Authority from sources other than the State
Government or the Central Government, by way of loans or debentures ;


(c) all fees received by the Authority under this Act ;


(d) all moneys received by the Authority from the disposal of lands, buildings and
other properties, movable and immovable ;


(e) all moneys received by the authority by way of the rent and profits or in any
other manner or from any other source; and


(f) all moneys received by the Authority in connection with the execution of any
town development scheme.


(2) The funds of the Authority shall be applied towards meeting-


(a) the expenditure incurred in the administration, implementation and carrying
out the provisions of this Act;


(b) the cost of acquisition of land for the purposes of this Act;


(c) the expenditure for development of land and construction of houses ; and


(d) the expenditure for such other purposes as the State Government may direct
or permit.


(3) The Authority shall keep its fund in any Scheduled Bank or in any Apex Co-Operative Bank or a Central Co-Operative Bank.


(4) The Authority may invest any portion of its fund is such securities or in such other manner as it may determine from time to time.


(5) The income resulting from investments mentioned in sub-section (4) and proceeds of the sale of the same shall be credited to the fund of the Authority.

 

50. The State Government may make such grants, advances and loans to the Authority, as the State Government may deem necessary, for the performance of its functions under this Act and all grants, loans and advances so made shall be on such terms and conditions as the State Government may determine.