Publicity of Application/Motion
If the application is admitted or a motion under sub-section (1) of section (3)of the Consolidation of Holdings Ordinance, 1960 is received, the Consolidation Officer shall cause a proclamation to be made in the estate or sub division of the estate in which the holdings referred to in the application or motion are situated informing all land-owners of the receipt of the application or motion and the date, time and place when and where he will meet them and examine the application or motion. Such place shall be in the estate concerned or in proximity thereof. The proclamation shall be in the prescribed form and shall be made as prescribed under Rule 11 of the Consolidation of Holdings Rules, 1998 and by beat of drum or other customary mode prevalent in the tract.
The date fixed for the examination of the application shall not be less than fifteen days from the date on which the proclamation is made.
ENQUIRY FROM LAND-OWNERS AND OTHER PERSONS PRESENT
On the date so fixed the Consolidation Officer shall where an application or motion for consolidation has been made under the provisions of Section 3 enquire from the land-owners as are present and whose holdings are situated in the estate or sub division to which the application or motion relates, whether they agree to it or they have any objection. He may make such other enquiry from the land-owners present as he thinks fit
PREPARATION OF SCHEME FOR CONSOLIDATION OF HOLDINGS AND APPOINTMENT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Where the land-owners making the application under sub-section (2) of Section (3) of the Consolidation of Holdings Ordinance, 1960 submit an agreed scheme for consolidation of holdings, the Consolidation Officer shall proceed with the application in such manner as may be prescribed
If no agreed scheme is submitted with the application for consolidation, the Consolidation Officer shall prepare a scheme for consolidation of holdings in such manner as may be prescribed
Subject to any rules made under Section 29 of the Consolidation of Holdings Ordinance, 1960 the Consolidation Officer may appoint an Advisory Committee or panchayat to assist him in the preparation of a scheme for the consolidation of the holdings