NRIs Can Evict Tenants In Punjab Under New Law

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CHANDIGARH –  In a major relief to NRIs and defence personnel, the House today passed a landmark Bill that will allow them to evict tenants/caretakers from their ancestral property as well as property acquired for more than five years.

The assembly also passed five other Bills. The PEPSU Tenancy and Agricultural Land (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Punjab Security of Land Tenures (Amendment) Bill: 2013 will ensure that the NRIs and armed forces personnel can get their land vacated by approaching the SDM and the tenants would not enjoy immunity from eviction under the Punjab Security of Land Tenures Act: 1955 and the Pepsu Tenancy and Agricultural Land Act: 1955.