The Punjab Public Moneys (Recovery of Dues) Act, 1983
Punjab Act No. 1 of 1985
Ministry of Home Affairs
The 25th April, 2000G.S.R. 350(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 87 of Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966 (31 of 1966), the Central Government hereby extends to the Union territory of Chandigarh, the Punjab Public Moneys (Recovery of Dues) Act, 1983 (Punjab Act No. 1 of 1985) as in force in the State of Punjab on the date of this notification, subject to the following modifications, namely :-
Modifications1. Throughout the Act, for the word "Government" or the words "State Government", wherever they occur, the word "Administrator" shall be substituted. 2. In section 1, for the words, brackets and figures "the Punjab Public Moneys (Recovery of Dues) Act, 1983", the words, brackets and figures "the Punjab Public Moneys (Recovery of Dues) Act, 1983 as extended to the Union territory of Chandigarh" shall be substituted. 3. In section 2,-
(i) clause (a) shall be re-numbered as clause (aa) and before the clause (aa) as so renumbered, the following clause shall be inserted, namely :-
(a) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Union territory of Chandigarh, appointed by the President under article 239 of the Constitution.";
(ii) for sub-clause (v) of clause (a), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely ;-
"(v) the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development constituted under the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 (61 of 1981)";
(iii) for clause (c), the following clause shall be substituted, namely ;-
"(c) "Corporation," means the Delhi Financial Corporation established under the State Financial Corporation Act, 1951 (63 of 1951), and includes any other Corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government or the State Government which the State Government may, by notification, specify."4. In sections 3 and 5, for the word "Collector", wherever it occurs, that word "Administrator", shall be substituted.
Annexure[Received the assent of the President of India on the 11th March, 1985 and was first published in Punjab Government Gazette (Extraordinary), Legislative Supplement dated the 16th April, 1985]. An Act to provide for speedy recovery of certain dues of the State Government or the Punjab Financial Corporation or any other Corporation notified by the State Government in this behalf or a Government Company or a Banking Company. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows. - 1. Short Title. - This Act may be called the Punjab Public Moneys (Recovery of Dues) Act, 1983. 2. Definition. - In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) 'Banking company' means-
(i) a banking company as defined in the Banking Regulation Act, 1949;
(ii) the State Bank of India constituted under the State Bank of India Act, 1955.
(iii) a subsidiary banks as defined in the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959;
(iv) the Agricultural Finance Corporation Limited, a Company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1956;
(v) the Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation constituted under the Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation Act, 1963;
(vi) a corresponding new bank constituted under the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970.
(vii) a regional rural bank constituted under the Regional Rural Banks Act 1976; or
(viii) a corresponding new bank constituted under the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Act, 1980.
(b) "Collector" means a Collector of district and includes any person appointed by the State Government to perform the function of a Collector under this Act.
(c) "Corporation" means the Punjab Financial Corporation established under the State Financial Corporations Act, 1951 and includes any other corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government or the State Government which the State Government may, by notification specify;
(d) "Financial Assistance" means any financial assistance-
(i) for establishing, expending, modernising, renovating or running and industrial undertaking, or
(ii) for purposes of vocational training; or
(iii) for the development of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry or agro-industry; or
(iv) for purposes of any other planned development; or
(v) for relief against distress;
(e) "Government Company" means a Government company as defined in Section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956;
(f) "Industrial Concern" has the meaning assigned to this expression in the State Financial Corporations Act 1951;
(g) "Industrial undertaking" includes an undertaking for the manufacture, preservation, storage or processing of goods, or for mining, or hotel keeping, or transportation of passengers or goods, or generation or distribution of electricity or any other form of power, or development of any contiguous area of land as an industrial estate;
(h) "State-sponsored scheme" means a scheme sponsored by way of financial assistance by the State Government under which it-
(i) advances money to a Corporation or a Government Company for the purpose of disbursting loans, advances or grants or for the purpose of sale of goods on credit or hire-purchase, or
(ii) guarantees or agrees to guarantee the repayment of a loan advance or grant or the payment of the price of goods sold on credit or hire-purchase.3. Recovery of certain dues as arrear of land revenue. - (1) Where any person is a party-
(a) to any agreement, relating to a loan, advance or grant given, or relating to credit m respect of, or relating to hire-purchase of goods sold by the State Government, a banking company, a Corporation or a Government, company, as the case may be, under a State sponsored scheme, or
(b) to any agreement relating to a guarantee given by the State Government, a banking company, a Corporation or a Government company in respect of a loan raised by an Industrial Concern; or
(c) to any agreement providing that any money payable thereunder to the State Government shall be recoverables as an arrear of land revenue; and such person-
(i) makes any default in repayment of the loan or advance or any instalment thereof; or
(ii) having become liable under the conditions of the grant to refund the grant or any portion thereof, makes any default in the refund of such grant or any portion thereof; or
(iii) otherwise fails to comply with the terms of the agreement;
then in the case of the State Government, such officer as may be authorised in that behalf by the State Government by notification, and in the case of a banking company, a Corporation or a Government Company, the Managing Director thereof, by whatever name called, may send a certificate to the Collector mentioning the sum due from such person and requesting that such sum together with costs of the proceedings be recovered as if it were an arrear of land revenue.(2) A certificate sent under sub-section (1) shall be conclusive proof of the matter stated therein and the Collector on receiving such certificate shall proceed to recover the amount stated therein as an arrear of land revenue. (3) Where the property of any person referred to in sub-section (1) is subject to any mortgage, charge, pledge or other encumbrance in favour of the State Government, a banking company, a Corporation or a Government company, as the case may be, then-
(a) in every case of a pledge of goods, proceedings shall first be taken for the sale of goods so pledged and if the proceeds of such sale are less than the sum due, then proceeding shall be taken for recovery of the balance:
(b) in every case of a mortgage, charge or other encumbrance on immovable property, such property or as the case may be, the interest therein of the person referred to in sub-section (1) shall first be sold in proceedings for recovery of the sum due from that person and any other proceedings may be taken only if the Collector certifies that there is no prospect of realisation of the sum due through the first mentioned process within a reasonable time.4. Bar of suits. - No Suit for the recovery of any sum recoverable under Section 3 shall he in a civil court against any person referred to in sub-section (1) of that section and the provisions of this Act shall have effect, notwithstanding anything in any other law for the time being in force. 5. Collection charges. - A banking company, a Corporation or a Government company availing the services of the Collector under Section 3 shall pay collection charges to the Government at such rates as may from time to time be notified by the State Government m the Official Gazette. 6. Saving. - Nothing in section 3 shall-
(a) affect any interest of the State Government or banking company a Corporation or a Government company in any property created by any mortgage, charge, pledge or other encumbrance; or
(b) bar a suit or affect any other right or remedy against any person other than a person referred to in that section, in respect of a contract of indemnity or guarantee entered in relation to an agreement referred to in that section or in respect of any interest referred to in clause (a).