Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Wednesday issued instructions to prevent illegal sale, lease, exchange and partition of Shamlat, common village lands owned by gram panchayat.

"As per the instructions issued by the Development and Panchayats department, the Registrars or Collectors would ensure that the sale deeds in respect to such types of Shamlat land were not registered," a spokesman said.

Instructions have been issued to all senior officials including divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners in this regard.

The lands like Shamilat Deh, Panchayat Deh, Shamilat Patti, Jumla Malkan, Mustarka Malkan, Shamilat Panna, Thola, Jarab Patti etc stand vested in the Gram panchayat, he said.

The partition and mutation of such types of land might not be allowed until and unless the title of such land was decided by the competent authority that was Collector, the spokesman said.


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