ACHIEVEMENTS

 The main Achievements of NRI Sabha :-

  1. ) With the persistent efforts of NRI Sabha, The Punjab Security of Land Tenures Act 1953 has been amended by Punjab Govt. Gazette Notification No. 14-PLA-97/55 dated 18 Dec 1997 in favour of NRIs. Now they can have possession of their land like members of Armed Forces, by summary procedure. They are required to file case in the court of SDM-cum-Asstt. Collector 1st Grade concerned. This concession is available only in respect of the land acquired or held by a Non-Resident Indian before the commencement of The Punjab Security of Land Tenures (Amendment) Act 1997. This amendment came into effect on 18.12.1997. The copy of notification is reproduced below : –

Click to View Copy of Notification No. 14-PLA-97/55

2.) NRI Sabha Punjab has been thinking for speedy redressal of grievances of NRIs. In this direction, the Sabha became successful in getting the amendment made by the Punjab Govt. in favour of the NRIs to get possession of their urban properties from the tenants. The East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act 1949 has been amended by the Punjab Govt. vide Gazette Notification No. 10-Leg/2001 dated 31.5.2001 facilitating return of possession by filing a case before the civil court having powers of Rent Controller in respective jurisdiction. A new section 13B has been inserted and the concession is available only after a period of 5 years from the date of becoming owner. The other terms and conditions are provided in The East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction (Amendment) Act 2001 which came into force with the issue of aforesaid Gazette Notification dated 31.5.2001. The same is reproduced below:-

Click to View Copy of Notification No. 10-Leg/2001 Page 1

Click to View Copy of Notification No. 10-Leg/2001 Page 2

3.) FAST  TRACK REVENUE COURTS FOR NRIs

On their persistent demand pursued by the NRI Sabha Punjab, the Government of Punjab has already set up Fast Track Revenue Courts with the object of ensuring speedy disposal of Revenue Court cases of NRIs.