The Punjab Consolidation of Land Proceedings (Validation) Act, 1972
Punjab Act No. 4 of 1972
Published in the Punjab Gazette, (Extra.) Legislative Supplement, Part I, dated May 19, 1972.
An Act to provide for the application of the Punjab Consolidation of Land Proceedings (Validation) Act, 1957, to those cases also in which the said Act was struck down by the Punjab High Court as invalid and in which either appeals were not filed to the Supreme Court or the appeals to the Supreme Court abated.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in the Twenty third Year of the Republic of India as follows: -
1. Short title and extent - (1) This Act may be called the Punjab Consolidation of Land Proceedings (Validation) Act, 1972.
(2) It extends to the territories, which immediately before the 1st of November, 1956, were comprised in the State of Punjab and now form part of the State.
2. Validation of certain consolidation proceedings. - Notwithstanding any judgement, decree or order of any court, other than the Supreme Court of India, no scheme published under section 19 of the East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1948, between 31st day of December, 1951, and the 1st day of January, 1956, in respect of land of an evacuee forming part of an estate or estates and no subsequent proceedings taken in relation thereto shall be deemed ever to have been invalid merely by reason of the fact that the Punjab Consolidation of Land Proceedings (Validation) Act, 1957, by which the said schemes and proceedings were validated, had been declared by any court, not being the Supreme Court of India, to be valid.