Providing relief to Punjab farmers for availing of Maximum Credit Limit (MCL) from the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies (PACSs), the Punjab Government waived the provision of submitting fresh Jamabandi or Girdawaris for seeking such loans.
A government spokesperson that the decision to waive off the provision was taken by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a meeting with the senior officers of the Co-operation department here. “As per the new decision the farmers will be advanced loans by the PACSs on the basis of the existing Girdawaris as per the Land Record registers maintained by them and the farmers need not to submit fresh Jamabandis or Girdawari for availing loan, in cases where there was no change in the ownership or tillage as per the revenue records,” said the spokesperson.
The government official further stated that the members of co-operative societies who have not transferred the ownership of their land or tillage rights need not to give any fresh Jamabandi or Girdawari to the PACSs for seeking MCL, as per the new decision.
Badal had directed the Registrar Co-Operative societies to issue detailed guidelines asking the Deputy Registrars to immediately implement this decision in letter and spirit. Likewise, the Secretaries of the Societies have been asked to supervise the implementation of the decision at their own level.
Besides, the Deputy Registrars would be in touch with the Deputy Commissioners of their concerned districts to ensure that the directions were passed on to the officers and officials of the Revenue Department for ensuring its proper implementation.
The spokesperson further said that in another significant decision the Co-operative Societies have been directed that if there was any change in the ownership or tillage rights of the land belonging any member of the society then the copy of the fresh Jamabandi or Girdawri would be taken by the Secretary adding that the fees for this purpose would also be paid by the society from its fund.