LAHORE: Punjab Assembly as adopted Punjab Land Revenue Amendment Bill 2008 as recommended by the Special Committee of the house, clearing the way for appointment of Divisional Commissioner and District Collector. According to the amendment bill, the government may, by notification, create divisions in the province and a division would consist of two or more districts.
The bill also allowed the government to appoint the Commissioner of a Division and Collector of a district. And the government may assign such functions and confer such powers upon the Commissioners as it deems appropriate, while the collector shall exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the collector under this Act.
Under the bill, the government may appoint an Additional Commissioner of a division, who shall, subject to the general control of the Commissioner, exercise all or any of the powers and discharge all or any of the duties conferred or imposed on the Commissioner.
Similarly, the government may appoint an Additional Collector of a district, who shall, subject to the general control of the Collector, exercise all or any of the powers and discharge all or any of the duties conferred or imposed on the collector.-SANA