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Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
Status paper kerala land revenue department.
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Every thing under the sun embraces the duties and responsibilities of a revenue officer..............His duties are undefined rather than defined......................Satus Paper on Kerala Land …

Every thing under the sun embraces the duties and responsibilities of a revenue officer..............His duties are undefined rather than defined......................Satus Paper on Kerala Land Revenue Department uploaded by T. J Joseph, Deputy Tahsildar Mob=9447464502Kottayam. 9447464502,

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  • 1. Revenue Department-Status PaperI. BackgroundThe Land Revenue Department Is one of the oldest existing departments in Stategovernments in India, dating from pre-independence days. As far as Kerala isconcerned, this Department existed in the erstwhile princely states of Travancore andCochin, and also in the Malabar region which was part of Madras province. Consequenton the Reorganization of States, Kerala state was formed on November 1st, 1956,integrating Travancore-Cochin and Malabar areas. Different sets of laws, rules andprocedures were in existence in Travancore, Cochin and Malabar and the administrativesetup was also different. Unified laws, rules and regulations were framed after Keralastate came into existence.The 14 districts of Kerala are subdivided into 21 revenue divisions, 63 Taluks and 1453villages, headed by District Collectors/ Revenue Divisional Officers (subcollectors/Assistant Collectors), Tahasildars and Village Officers respectively. The Dept.of treasuries and Civil Supplies were part of the Revenue Dept. till 1963, when separateDept. of Treasuries was formed. The separate Dept. of Food & Civil Supplies wasformed in the year 1975. The Village establishment and Revenue establishment weretwo distinct services in the Revenue Dept. Separate sets of rules governed the servicesof Village staff and the Revenue staff. In the year 1984, the Village and Revenueservices were integrated and a common Revenue Services was formed. Lower DivisionClerks and Village Assistants were integrated into one common unit and Upper DivisionClerks and Village Officers were integrated as another common unit. Unified Rulesgoverning the services of various other categories were also framed.Prior to reorganization of the Revenue Department in 1998, Board of Revenue was theprimary unit and the Revenue hierarchy consisted of Secretary, Board of Revenue,District Collectors, Revenue Divisional Officers, Tahasildars, Firka Revenue Inspectorsand Village Officers. The Revenue Board was abolished with effect from July, 1st, 1998,and instead a Commissionerate of Land Revenue was formed with the Commissioner,Land Revenue heading it, in the place of the Member Board of Revenue. The post ofSecretary, Board of Revenue was re designated as Additional Commissioner (LR). Theposts of Assistant Secretaries were re designated as Assistant Commissionerates. Theposts of firka-Revenue Inspectors were abolished and the post of Village Officers wereupgraded to that of Head Clerk/Revenue Inspector and one post of Additional Tahasildarin each Taluk was created at this time..II. Programmes/Schemes & Services of the Department II.1.The Revenue Department has very close interaction with the general public.Every individual has to approach Revenue offices frequently for various requirements.The functions of the Department include: 1 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 2. Issuance of various certificates for general public purpose e.g. Caste certificates, Community certificate, Possession certificate, Domicile Certificate, Valuation Certificate, Solvency Certificate etc. Collection of Basic tax, Plantation Tax, Building Tax and effecting Revenue Recovery. Maintenance and updation of land records Conduct of Elections including revision of electoral rolls and issuance of photo- identity cards for the purpose of voting Assignment of Government lands to various categories of institutions / organizations / individuals Acquisition of land for public purposes. Conservation of government lands and trees Implementation of natural calamity relief operations and disbursement of compensation to eligible persons. Disbursement of Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to the needy. Issuance of arms license, explosive license, etc. Implementation of MPLADS and various other developmental schemes Redressal of public grievances Implementation of various pension schemes e.g. freedom fighter’s pension Management and control of natural resources, regulation of sand mining, granite mining etc. Conduct of census operations Transfer of Government lands between departmentsII.2. Department- Organization StructureAn Organization chart in respect of Land Revenue Department is appended (Annexure I)1(a) Commissioner of Land Revenue The Commissioner of Land Revenue is the Head of Land Revenue Department. He is also the State Land Board. The following officers assist the Commissioner. (i) Additional Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner (ii) Assistant Commissioners (iii) Finance Officers 2 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 3. 1(b) Special Officer for Preparation of Land Revenue Manual: The Special Officer isassisted by a Deputy Collector.2(a) Additional Commissioner: The Additional Commissioner assists commissioner of(LR) in respect all matters except land reforms and survey.2(b) Secretary, Land Board: The Secretary is assisted by Assistant Secretary andFinance Officer2(c) Director of Survey and Land Records: He is assisted by Additional Director, JointDirectors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and Assistant Secretary.3(a) District Collectors: The District Collector is assisted by I. Deputy Collectors II. Finance Officer III. Assistant Development Commissioner IV. District Superintendent of Survey3(b) Deputy Collector (Liaison Officer), Advocate General’s Office, EKM: The DeputyCollector is assisted by Ministerial Staff.3(c) Deputy Collector (Vigilance): The Deputy Collector (Vigilance) is assisted by the Superintendents.3(d) Superintendent Central Stamp Depot: The Superintendent of Stamp Depot is assisted by the Ministerial Staff.3(e) Taluk Land Boards: Deputy Collectors/Revenue Divisional Officers functions as Taluk Land Boards.3(f) Appellate Authority (Land Reforms): The Appellate Authority (LR) is assisted by the Ministerial Staff.4(a) Revenue Divisional Officers/Sub Collectors/Assistant Collectors: The RDOs are assisted by the Superintendent.4(b) Punja Special Officer: Punja Special Officer is assisted by Senior Superintendent and Ministerial Staff.4(c) i. Special Deputy Collector Land Acquisition (Liaison Officer): The Special Deputy Collector is assisted by Valuation Assistants/Junior Superintendents.4(c) ii. Deputy Collector (Liaison Officer) National Water Ways: The Special Deputy Collector is assisted by Valuation Assistants/Junior Superintendents.4(c) iii. Special Tahasildar (Land Acquisition): The Special Tahasildar (Land Acquisition) is assisted by Junior Superintendents/Valuation Assistants. 3 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 4. 4(d) Special Tahasildar (Land Reforms): The Special Tahasildar (LR) is assisted by Junior Superintendents4(e) Special Tahasildar (Service Inam Land): The Special Tahasildar (Service Inam Land) is assisted by Junior Superintendents.4(f) Special Tahasildar (Sree Pandaravaka Lands): The Special Tahasildar (Sree Pandaravaka Lands) is assisted by Junior Superintendents4(g) Special Tahasildar (Land Assignment): The Special Tahasildar, Land Assignment is assisted by Deputy Tahasildars0/Junior Superintendents.4(h) Deputy Collector, Cardamom Settlement: The Deputy Collector is assisted by the Ministerial Staff.5(a) i. Taluk Tahasildars ii. Additional Tahasildars The Tahasildars are assisted by the Deputy Tahasildars/Junior Superintendent.5(b) Tahasildar (Revenue Recovery) The Tahasildar (RR) is assisted by Deputy Tahasildar/Junior Superintendents.6. Village Officers: The Village Officers are assisted by the Special Village Officers and Village Assistants.7. .Institute of Land ManagementThe Institute of Land Management is an autonomous body constituted under theTravancore Cochin Societies registration Act for imparting training to the Staff of theLand Revenue Department. The Minister for Revenue is the Chairman of the Governingbody and the Commissioner of Land Revenue is the chairman of the executivecommittee. The Director of I.L.M. (An officer in the I.A.S. cadre) controls the trainingprogrammes. He is assisted by Administrative officer and programme officer (DyCollectors)II-3 Functions:II-3-1. Commissioner of Land Revenue: Overall Administrative and Financial control over all the institutions in the Land Revenue Department. Also performs the functions of State Land Board.2 Special Officer for Preparation of Land Revenue Manual: The Special Officer is engaged in the preparation of new Land Revenue Manual. 4 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 5. 3. Additional Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner: The Additional Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner assist the Commissioner in discharging duties in respect of land revenue matters.4. Secretary, Land Board: Secretary, Land Board controls all activities and functions on the implementation of Kerala Land Reforms Act, Kannan Devan Hills Resumption Act, Kandukrishi Land assignment Rules, Sree Pandaravaka Lands (V&E) Act, Sreepadam Lands (V&E) Act, Service Inam Lands (V&E) Act, Kanam Tenancy Abolition Act. Etc.5. Director of Survey and Land Records: The Director of Survey and Land Records controls all survey operations including Re-Survey. He is the custodian of all survey records. There are Assistant Directors and Superintendents of Survey for Re- survey operations in various districts under the Director of Survey and Land Records.6. District Collectors (14 Nos.) The District Collectors perform as Heads of the Civil Administration of the District. They are the Chief Co-ordinators of all district level departmental activities of all State departments. They are also mainly concerned with the maintenance of Law and Order. Criminal Justice, Redressal of Public grievance, Relief works on Natural calamity, Disaster management, implementation of welfare schemes, conduct of Election, Census etc.7. Revenue Divisional Officers There are 21 Revenue Divisions in the State. The main functions of the RDOs are maintenance of Law and Order and magisterial duties.8. Deputy Collector (Vigilance) There are 2 Deputy Collector (Vigilance), at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. They are authorised to conduct enquiry on public complaints against Revenue officers which are endorsed by the Government or Commissioner of Land Revenue.9. Deputy Collector – Liaison Officer, AG’s Office, Ernakulam The Deputy Collector, Liaison Officer is vested with the duty of conveying details of departmental cases under consideration of the High Court and to supply information to Departments, for proper defence of the cases.10. Appellate Authority (Land Reforms) 5 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 6. There are 3 Appellate Authority (LR) Officers with Head Quarters at Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kozhikode. They are vested with the duty of hearing of appeals on cases decided by Land Tribunals and Tahasildars under the KLR Act.11. Puncha Special Officer The Puncha Special Officer functions as authority for payment of Pumping subsidy in Kuttanad area of Alappuzha and Kottayam districts for dewatering operations.12. Deputy Collector (Cardamom Settlement) Idukki The Deputy Collector is the authority for implementation of Rules regarding lease of cardamom land in Idukki District.13. Taluk Land Board The Deputy Collectors attached to the Collectorate or the Revenue Divisional Officer functions as Taluk Land Board. Disposal of ceiling cases under provisions under KLR Act and declaration or surplus land are ordered by the Taluk Land Board.14. Land Acquisition Units There are 52 Land Acquisition Units headed by either Deputy Collectors or special Tahasildars. Their functions are to acquire land for public purposes.15. Special Tahasildar Land Assignment There are 5 land assignment officers i.e. 3 in Idukki and 2 in Thrissur District. They deal with assignment of Government land.16. Special Tahasildar (Assignment of Sree Pandaravaka Land)Thiruvananthapuram The Special Tahasildar deals with assignment of lands under categories of Kandukrishi Lands, Sree Pandaravaka Lands, Sreepadam lands and Service Inam lands.17. Special Tahasildar – for assignment of Service Inam lands – Kottayam The Special Tahasildar deals with assignment of Service Inam lands.18. Superintendent of Central Stamp Depot, Thiruvananthapuram The Officer deals with the procurement and issue of stamps and stamp papers.19. Tahasildar (Revenue Recovery) There are 20 Special Officers (Tahasildars) for Revenue Recovery. They deal with realisation of amounts under Revenue Recovery Act. 6 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 7. 20. Special Tahasildar (Land Reforms/Land Tribunals) There are at present 14 Special Tahasildars in the State. Their functions are disposal of Tenancy and Kudikidappu cases under the KLR Act and payment of compensation to Land Lords.21. Taluk Tahasildars/Additional Tahasildars The Taluk Tahasildars and Additional Tahasildars perform the duties as Head of Civil administration of a Taluk. They are mainly concerned with collection of Revenue, maintenance of Law and Order, Criminal Justice, Redressal of Public Grievance, Relief works on natural calamity, Disaster management, implementation of welfare schemes, conduct of census work, election works etc.22. Village Officers: The Village Officers are mainly concerned with collection of Revenue maintenance of Revenue records and special works in connection with elections, natural calamity, welfare schemes etc.III-1 CollectoratesFor performing/discharging various functions of Revenue Department, the DistrictCollector is assisted by Deputy Collector (General) & Additional District MagistrateDeputy Collector (LR) & Chairman Taluk Board, Deputy Collector (RR), Deputy Collector(LA), Deputy Collector (Election) District Superintendent of Survey and Land Records,the Finance Officer, Huzur Sheristadar, Senior Superintendents, Junior Superintendentsand Ministerial staff. In respect of Developmental activities/ welfare schemes theAssistant Development Commissioner, District Planning Officer and District Women’sWelfare Officer assist the District Collector.The functions and duties of the District Collector, Additional District Magistrate [DeputyCollector (General)] and Deputy Collectors are many and are listed in a tabular form inAnnexure II. The main areas of service delivery are given below: 1. Issue of Certificates 2. Appointment of Physically Handicapped in Government Services. 3. Chief Minister’s distress relief fund. 4. Disaster Management. 7 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 8. 5. Natural calamity. 6. Redressal of Public Grievances. 7. Assignment of surplus land. 8. Assignment of Government land. 9. Lease of Government land. 10. Issue of Explosive Licence. 11. Issue of Arms Licence. 12. Survey and Demarcation of land. 13. Death Compensation to legal heirs of NRI s 14. Sanction of burning & burial grounds.III-2. Taluk OfficesThere is one Tahsildar and one Additional Tahsildar each in all the Taluk Offices. TheTahasildars and Additional Tahasildars have been assigned distinct and independentduties by the Government. For discharging various duties in Taluk Office, the Tahsildarand Additional Tahasildars are assisted by Deputy Tahasildars, Junior Superintendents,Village Officers and ministerial staff. The functions and duties of the Tahsildar undervarious statutes and Government orders are listed in Annexure III.The main areas of service delivery in respect of the Taluk Offices are: 1. Issue of Certificates 2. Natural calamity/Disaster Management 3. Financial Assistance under Social Security Schemes 4. Financial Assistance to victims of motor accident 5. Pension to Ex-land lords 6. Assignment of land 7. Lease of land 8. Issue of Patta under One Lakhs housing scheme 9. Issue of records of rights to occupants of Puramboke lands 10. Issue of certified copy of Revenue Records 11. Refund of value of unused stamp papers 12. Survey and demarcation of land 8 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 9. III-3. Village OfficesThe Village Office is the basic unit of Revenue Department. The Village Office is headedby a Village Officer. The duties and functions of the Village Officers under various Actsand Rules are listed in Annexure IV The Service delivery areas identified in respect of Village Offices are: 1. Issue of Certificate 2. Transfer of Registry 3. Natural CalamityIV. Areas of ConcernThe main issues that are relevant to the Revenue Department and the issues that canbe sorted out at various levels are described below.IV-1. Institution/District levelIV-1-1 Lack of facilities to general public At present in many cases no acknowledgement is given to the public on petitions/application presented at village offices, Taluk offices etc. thereby denying access to information regarding the petitions/applications etc. and priority is not guaranteed and there is no effective system to monitor priority. Printed application forms are not issued regularly. There are no prescribed application forms in many matters which results in furnishing inadequate data and information by the applicants and there is no effective system for verification of applications and furnishing required information at the time of receipt of application. 9 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 10. The public is unaware of various welfare schemes, procedure and eligibility criteria for submission of application forms. There is no Notice Board in many offices displaying details of welfare schemes, rate of court fee stamp, rate of taxes, etc. and, time limit fixed for issue of certificates. Pamphlets or notices detailing various information are also not published. In cases where certificates etc. could not be issued within the time limit due to various reasons no reply is given. At present in most of the offices there are no customer facilities such as drinking water, toilet and seating. Enquiry counter/Help desk is not functioning properly in most of the offices and no Officer is posted exclusively as Public Relations Officer. No intimation is given to the applicants regarding rejection of their applications and information regarding appeal provisions.IV-1-2. Forms and Stationery Adequate forms and stationery are not issued and non availability of adequate forms and stationery affects the normal functioning of Offices.IV-1-3. Acts, Rules and Govt. orders The copies of important Acts, Rules and Govt. orders are not supplied to the Village Officers which results in delay in transactions, thereby incomplete or incorrect verification reports are furnished.IV-1-4.Standardized proforma for furnishing reports In the absence of standardised proforma for furnishing report on various items incomplete information or reports are furnished by village Officer/Tahsildar which results in further correspondences and thereby delaying benefits due to customers.IV-1-5. Facilities to Staff In many Taluk offices and Collectorates there are no facilities such as dining room, Library etc. 10 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 11. IV-1-6. Non availability of data on Natural Calamity The data on flood prone areas, vulnerable areas of sea erosion, earthquake, tremor etc. are not identified correctly based on past occurrences and maintained correctly so as to take precautions of disasters or to help the victims with least possible delay.IV-1-7. Man power requirement – Filling up of vacant posts In many village offices many posts are kept vacant or the staffs are deployed on deputation to other Revenue Offices which affects the normal functioning of the Offices.IV-2. State level IV-2-1. Computerisation i. Computerisation is incomplete Computers have been installed in all Collectorates, Taluk Offices and selected villages. The DCs Suite has been introduced in the Palakkad Collectorate Even though computers have been installed in most of the Collectorates, and Taluk offices, the data entry on various items are yet to be completed. ii. All Official business is done manually All official business in village offices, Taluk Offices and Collectorates except Palakkad are done manually which involves considerable manpower and time. In order to process applications for certificates, transfer of registry, land assignment etc. enormous data in registers have to be verified causing undue delay in finalisation. Mainly 15 accounts and 7 registers are maintained in village offices. The registers have to be updated manually by the Village Officer whenever T.R is effected, Govt. land is assigned or land tax is collected and the entries made in the registers should reflect in the various accounts also. Considerable time and energy is required for making the entries by the Village 11 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 12. Officer who has very little staff to assist him. Issue of demand notice, preparation of D.C.B. certificates etc. are also done manually.IV-2-2. Building. All the Collectorates and Taluk offices are accommodated in Govt. building. Out of 1453 villages 68 Village offices are in rented buildings. In certain Taluk offices sufficient space is not available for providing record room, toilets, library, dining room, computer room, information counter/enquiry counter Repairs, electrification etc. are also to be carried out in some offices, addition, modification and repairs to the existing building are also neededIV-2-3. Vehicle. Adequate number of vehicles is not available in most of the Offices. Even the available vehicles are not fuel-efficient and road worthy. The Deputy Collectors who have to travel throughout the district are not provided with vehicles in almost all the Districts. In Taluk Offices only one Jeep is provided for use by the Tahsildar, Additional Tahsildar and Deputy Tahsildar.IV-2-4. Furniture Sufficient furniture is not available in most Offices.IV-2-5. Telephone Telephone is provided only in selected Village Offices. Intercom facility is not provided in most of the Taluk Offices and Collectorates.IV-2-6. Photo Copiers Periodical repairs and maintenance are not done to the Photocopiers provided to Taluk Offices and Collectorates and as such the machines could not be used properly.IV-2-7. Electricity charges and Telephone charges Electricity and Telephone charges are not paid promptly for want of required funds that result in disconnection of supplies in most offices.IV-2-8.Fuel charges Due to lack of funds, there is delay in settling payment of fuel charges resulting in stoppage of fuel supply by Dealers, which ultimately results in restriction of movement of Officers.IV-2-9.Printed Forms & Stationery 12 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 13. Supply of Forms and Stationery are quite insufficient to meet the normal requirement of the Offices.IV-2-10. Training At present 6 days training is given to L.D.Clerk/U.D.Clerk, Village Officer and Deputy Tahsildars at the Institute of Land Management, Trivandrum. The duration of training is not sufficient. There are about 16,000 – employees in the Revenue Department and the existing set up is not adequate to impart training properly to all the Staff.V. Scope of improvements in Service DeliveryThe scope of improvements in Service delivery at the Institutional/District level and at theState level are: -V-1. Institution/District levelV-1-1. Issue of acknowledgement/Receipt to applicants. Acknowledgement/Receipt has to be issued on all applications/petitions presented. Distinctive number has to be assigned for each application/petition and shown on the receipt. The probable date on which the certificate/reply can be issued to be shown in the receipt. The priority in issue of certificate to be ensured.V-1-2. Enquiry Counter/Help Desk Enquiry Counter/Help Desk to be opened in all Collectorates and Taluk Offices. One of the trained staff is to be designated as P.R.O. and posted to Enquiry Counter/Help Desk. Intercom telephone facility, printed application forms, Information Board containing details of services available are to be provided. Pamphlets containing eligibility criteria, fees etc. are to be made available at the counter for distribution to clients.V-1-3. Amenities to General Public Seating, Drinking water & Toilet facilities are, to be provided in a convenient part of the Office.V-1-4. Supply of Copy of relevant Acts, Rules etc. Copies of relevant Acts and Rules are to be supplied to all Offices. Adequate supply of Forms and Stationery are to be ensured. 13 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 14. V-1-5. Standardization of Proforma Reports Standardized proforma for furnishing enquiry reports by the Village Officers/Tahasildars are to be prescribed, wherever practical.V-2. State levelV-2-1. Computerization of all Offices Provide Computer System Net working facility Inter Departmental connectivity Creating a Centralized web site in each district for giving general Revenue Departmental Information to the Public. Creating a Web based library of Acts, Rules, Govt. orders, circulars, Manuals etc. at district level or state level.V-2-2. Buildings Additional construction to accommodate computer system and air conditioning Repairs, alterations, modification to the existing structure. Construction of Toilet, Enquiry Counter, waiting room to the Public. Electrification, modification of existing electrical installations.V-2-3. Furniture Purchase of new Computer Furniture Purchase of new furniture and repairs to existing furniture of office useV-2-4. Photo Copier Photocopiers are to be purchased with Annual Maintenance Contract for all Collectorates and Taluk Offices. Existing Photocopiers are to be repaired.V-2-5. Telephone Telephone connection is to be provided to all Village Offices Intercom facility in all the Taluk Offices and Collectorates.V-2-6. Electric Generator All Taluk Offices and Collectorates are to be provided with Electric Generators. 14 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 15. V-2-7. Library All Taluk Offices and Collectorates are to be provided with Library having Reference Books and periodicals.V-2-8.Standardization of Application Forms Standardisation of format of applications for various items is to be made at state level.V-2-9. Manpower Existing vacancies to be filled up Re-deployment of staff of Village Offices to other Revenue Offices is to be discontinued Existing Staff pattern of the Village Offices to be re-fixed with reference to the population, area and topography of each village One Computer Technician each in all the Taluk Offices and Collectorates to be appointedV-2-10. Preparation of Taluk Wise Disaster Management Plan with suitable Database and connectivity with concerned Departments.V-2-11. Training i. Induction Training to new Recruits ii. Training to all Ministerial Staff according to the pattern fixed by the Institute of Land Management. iii. Supervisory training to Deputy Tahasildars and Tahasildars iv. Executive Magistrates training for Tahasildars and Deputy Collectors. v. Training centers to be opened at District level or regional levelVI. Achievements and Success Stories of the DepartmentCalamity Relief Cells are functioning at State, District and Taluk levels for effectivecommunication and expeditious action in the event of disaster. An amount of Rs.47.09crores has already been disbursed for relief works during the financial year 2005-‘06.Photo-identity cards have been issued to all the eligible voters as per the voters listpublished in the year 2005. Computerization of Revenue Department under 100% and50% Central Sponsored Schemes is in progress. Four districts namely Trivandrum, 15 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 16. Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode have been selected as pilot districts for ‘TotalComputerization’.Important amendments are being made in the Kerala Land Reforms Act to exemptcashew and vanilla plantations from the ceiling provisions with prospective effect.Kerala Protection of Riverbanks and Regulation of Sand Removal Act, 2001 wasenacted to protect riverbanks and check indiscriminate and uncontrolled sand mining.The Modernizing Government Programme has selected 560 institutions coming underRevenue Department to implement Service Delivery Project. An amount of Rs.77.17crores has been sanctioned to the Department for works, Procurement/Purchase andother activities. Out of which an amount of Rs.7.15 crores has already been distributedamong the SDP institutions.Enquiry counter has been opened in all Taluk Offices for making easy access to thepublic for information regarding application/Petitions etc., The Following administrativeand financial powers have been delegated to the Village Officers • The Village Officers have been authorized to issue Caste certificates to persons belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled tribes and to sanction transfer of Registry cases involving sub divisions after making necessary amendments to the Transfer of Registry rules. • The VO s have also been authorized to issue land value certificates and solvency certificates up to Rs 1Lakh. 16 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 17. Annexure -1: REVENUE DEPARTMENT-ORGANISATIONAL CHART Commissioner Land Revenue Additional Secretary, Land Board Director of Survey and Commissioner Land RecordsDeputy Collector/ Liason Deputy Collector Deputy Superintende DISTRICT Taluk Appellate Addl.Director, Joint Director, (Vigilance)Officer (Ernakulam Collector nt Central Land Authority Land Dy. Director, Asst DirectorVigilance) COLLECTOR (Vigilance) Stamp Board Reforms &SuperintendentPunja Spl. Dy. Collector Spl. Tahasildar Revenue Spl. Tahasildar Spl. Tahasildar Spl. Tahasildar Dy. Collector (Land Reforms) DivisionalSPl. Spl. Tahasildar (Land (Service Inam (Sree Pandaravaka (Land Cardamom Officer Acquisition) Land) Land) Assignment) SettlementOfficer Taluk. Tahasildar Tahasildar (RR) 17 Village Officers Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 18. Annexure - II Functions – CollectoratesSl. No. Name of Act/Rules/Government Orders Duties and Functions1. Kerala Land Tax Act,1961 Disposal of Appeal against the Kerala Land Tax Rules 1972 orders of the Tahsildars and monitoring of progress of collection of land tax.2. Kerala Plantation Tax Act and Rules Monitoring progress of collection of tax.3. Irrigation Cess Monitoring progress of collection of Irrigation Cess.4. Kerala Building Tax Act and Rules Disposal of Revision Petitions against orders of the R.D.O. and also the monitoring of progress of Collection.5. Kerala Revenue Recovery Act 1968 and Rules 1968 Issue of Revenue Recovery Certificates, Arrest and detention of defaulters, attachment and assumption of management of business6. Kerala Land Conservancy Act, 1957 and Rules 1958 Disposal of Revision petitions and monitoring of collection of Land Conservancy dues.7. Land Acquisition Act 1894 and Rules 1990 Approval of basis for valuation and detailed valuation statement, issuing prior sanction for Draft Awards and monitoring Land Acquisition cases.8. The Kerala Land Development Act 1964 and Kerala Functions as the Chairman of the Land Development Scheme Rules 1977 District Land Development Committee.9. The Kerala Land Relinquishment Act, 1958 and Rules Disposal of Appeals. 195810. The Kerala Land Assignment Act, 1960 and Rules Publication of list of lands reserved 1964 for public purposes and list of assignable lands. Approval of land value reported by Tahsildars.11. Assignment of land in Municipal and Corporation Area Assignment of Government lands Rules 1995 and issue of Patta. Lease of land and collection of lease rent. To furnish report to Government for assignment to Institutions.12. Arable forest land assignment Rules 1970 Monitoring of progress on assignment of land. 18Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 19. 13. Rules for Assignment of Government lands for To furnish enquiry report to Industrial purposes Government.14. High Range Colonisation Rules, 1968 (Idukki) Disposal of Appeal petitions15. Rules for Lease of Government land for cardamom Disposal of Appeal petitions. cultivation, 1961 (Devikulam, Udumbanchola and Peerumedu Taluks in Idukki District)16. Wayanad Colonisation scheme, 1969 (Ambalavayal, Hearing of appeals and monitoring Nenmeni and Sulthanbattery villages in Wayanad progress of assignment. District)17. Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963, and Ceiling Rules, 1. Monitoring of progress 1970 of disposal of ceiling cases by Taluk Land Boards 2. Monitoring progress of taking possession of land declared surplus. 3. Issue of notice inviting applications for assignment of surplus land. 4. Selection of beneficiaries for assignment of surplus land. 5. Execution of assignment deed. 6. Cancellation of assignment in cases of alienation and re allotment. 7. Prevention of dispossession of assignees of surplus land.18. Kerala Land Reforms Tenancy Rules 1970 Monitoring of work of Land Tribunals. Publication of prices of commodities.19. Kerala Land Reforms (V&A) Rules,1970 Monitoring work of Land Tribunals.20. Kerala Land Reforms (Kudikidappukar’s Benefit Fund Monitoring progress of work on )Rules,1970 payment from KBF.21. Kerala Land Reforms (Agriculturist Rehabilitation Fund To sanction solatium to small )Rules 1973 holders.22. Rules for sanction of pension to Ex-land lords Allotment of funds23. Kerala Land Reforms (Trial of offences by T.L.B.) Trial of offences by Full 19Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 20. Rules 1976) Bench/Division Bench of T.L.B24. Kerala Land Reforms (Re-determination of purchase The Land Tribunal (Deputy price and compensation or annuity) Rules 1980 Collector, LR) disposes Tenancy cases incidental to annuity applications and forward proposals to Land Board for payment of annuity.25. Kerala Escheats and forfeiture Act 1964 and Rules Declaring movable and immovable 1965 properties as escheated properties26. Kerala Treasure Trove Act, 1968 and Rules 1971 Power to acquire Treasure Trove and deposit in Government Treasury.27. Kerala Schedule Tribes (Restriction on Transfer of Hearing of Appeals land and Restoration of alienated land) Act,1974 and Rules 198628. Kerala Survey and Boundaries Act 1961 and Rules To enhance survey charges. 1964. Issue notification of survey on Land Acquisition Cases.29. Transfer of Registry Rules, 1966 Monitoring progress of disposal of cases30. The Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1967 To issue no objection certificate for Quarrying of rocks, lime shell, clay etc.31. Arms Act and Rules To issue Arms Licence and inspection of Arms.32. Explosive Act and Rules To issue licence to store and sell fire crackers, issue of NOC for storage of explosives.33. Govt. Orders on issue of certificates To issue Nativity Certificate for appointment to Defence Service.34. Kerala Kandukrishi land Assignment Rules,1958 Monitoring of progress of assignment.35. Sree Pandaravaka lands (V&E) Act, 1971 and Rules Monitoring progress of assignment.36. Sreepadam land (V&E) Act 1969 and Rules Monitoring progress of assignment.37. Kerala Service Inam (V&E) Act and Rules 1981 Monitoring progress of assignment.38. Kannan Devan Hills (Resumption) Act 1971 and Rules Assignment of KDH land. (Idukki)39. Govt. orders on issue of Patta to beneficiaries under Monitoring progress of issue of one lakh housing scheme. Patta.40. Scheme for provision of house site to rural poor Identification of land/purchase of land/Monitoring of issue of Patta41. Rules for issue of Record of Rights to occupants of Selection of eligible persons in 20Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 21. Poramboke land. Municipal and Corporation areas.42. Govt. orders on transfer of land from one department To furnish proposals to to another. Government.43. Govt. orders on sanction of Financial Assistance from To sanction financial assistance up Chief Minister’s distress relief fund. to Rs.500/- and to forward proposals to Government on cases exceeding Rs.500/-.44. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to T.B. Allotment of funds. Monitoring patients. progress of sanction of pension and payments.45. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to leprosy Allotment of funds. Monitoring patients. progress of sanction of pension and payments.46. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to cancer Allotment of funds. Monitoring patients progress of sanction of pension and payments.47. Rules for sanction of pension to Freedom Fighters To furnish proposals to the Government.48. Rules for sanction of pension to Circus Artists To furnish proposals to the Government.49. Rules for sanction of pension to men of Arts and To furnish proposals to the Letters Government.50. Sanction for employment assistance to the To furnish proposals to the dependents of Government servants dying in harness Government51. Low Income Group Housing Scheme Monitoring of progress of collection of arrears52. Middle Income Group Housing Scheme Monitoring of progress of collection of arrears53. Rehabilitation Housing Scheme Monitoring progress of collection of arrears.54. Kudikidappukar’s Housing Scheme Monitoring progress of collection of arrears55. Scheme for financial assistance to assignees of Monitoring progress of payments surplus land56. Rules for grant of land improvement and agricultural Monitoring progress of collection of loans arrears57. Jenmikaram Payment Abolition Act, 1960 Allotment of funds58. Thiruppuvaram Payment Abolition Act,1960 Allotment of funds59. Scheme for providing financial assistance to victims of Rescue, Medical aid, Food and natural calamity and disaster Shelter, financial assistance co- ordination of relief measures, allotment of fund for relief measures and works.60. Scheme for disbursement of death compensation to Disbursement of compensation legal heirs of N.R.I.s 21Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 22. 61. National Family Benefit Scheme Appeals62. Unemployment allowance Hearing of appeals63. National Old Age pension scheme Allotment of funds to L.S.G.and disposing appeals64. Scheme for payment of widow pension Allotment of funds to L.S.G.and disposing appeals65. Scheme for payment of pension to Physically Allotment of funds to L.S.G and Handicapped disposing appeals66. Scheme for grant of financial assistance to widows for Allotment of funds to L.S.G and marriage of their daughters disposing appeals67. National Maternity Benefit Scheme Allotment of funds to L.S.G and disposing appeals68. Rules for Appointment of Physically disabled persons Selection and appointment of in Govt. service eligible candidates.69. Kanam Tenancy Abolition Act and Rules Monitoring of progress of disposal of cases.In addition to the above items of works, the District Collectors are discharging the following duties: 1. Verification of character and antecedents of persons appointed in Defence Services. 2. Monitoring of work under MLA Fund 3. Monitoring of work under M.P. LAD. 4. Monitoring of collection under National Savings Scheme. 5. Protocol Duty 6. Security arrangements on V.V.I.P. visit 7. Conduct of court cases 8. Payment of pleaders fees 9. Redressal of Public Grievances 10. Inspection of Offices 11. Jama Bundy inspection of Village Offices 12. Co-ordination of activities of other departments at district level 13. Disposal of citizenship applications 14. Furnish proposals on bifurcation of villages 15. Conduct of Elections 16. Conduct of Census Operations 17. Issue of Grader’s Licence(Ware - Houses) 18. Conduct of Conferences and Review meetings. 19. Reservation and allotment of rooms in Govt. Rest Houses 20. Allotment of Govt. Quarters to employees. 21. Enquiry and report to the Govt. on applications under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. 22. Issue of storage licence/NOC for kerosene and other petroleum products. 23. Magisterial functions as envisaged in Criminal Procedure Code. 24. Prevention of atrocity against SC/ST 25. Management of Evacuee property under Administration Evacuee Property Act 26. Issuing licence for Burning and Burial ground 22Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 23. 27. Ensuring provisions under cable Television Network (Regulation) Act 28. Watching and enforcing filing of declaration under Press and Registration Act 29. Disposal of cases under Sec.50 of the Indian Electricity Act 30. Disposal of cases under S.16 and 17 of Indian Telegraph Act 31. Conduct of auctions under Kerala Abkari Act and Rules 32. Enforcing provisions of essential commodities Act 33. Enforcing action against atrocities on women employees in work places under the Indecent Representation of Woman Act 34. Payment of Political Pension to Ex. Rulers of erstwhile Princely States 35. Imparting training to I.A.S Probationers and Central Service Officers 36. Issue of land value certificates to negotiated purchase to BSNL, local bodies etc. 37. Enforcing provisions under Kerala Cinema Regulation Act 38. Enforcing provisions under Kerala Shops and commercial establishment Act 39. Enforcing provisions under court fees and Suit Valuation Act 40. Enforcing provisions under The children (pledging of labour) Act 41. Enforcing the provisions under the Juvenile Justice Act. 42. Enforcing provisions under the Bonded labour System (Abolition) Act 43. Enforcing provisions under the cinematograph Act. 44. Enforcing provisions under the gas cylinder Act. 45. Enforcing provisions under place of worship Act 46. Functions under the Indian Stamp Act. 47. Functions under the Environment Protection Act. 48. Functions under the Public premises Eviction of Unauthorised occupants / Act 49. Functions under child marriages Restraint Act 50. Declaration of festival area 51. Declaration of holidays under negotiable instruments Act 52. Functions under Kerala cardamom estate owners registration Rules 53. Functions under Kerala private forest (V&A) Act 1971 54. Functions under Kairali housing scheme 55. Legal aid to the poor 56. Functions under Kerala coffee estate owners registration Rules 57. Payment of assistance to repatriates from Burma and Ceylon 58. Establishment matters of staff 59. To furnish Solvency report of defaulters to various departments 60. Convenes / chairs various committees viz District development committee, District planning committee etc 23Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 24. Annexure - III Functions – Taluk OfficesSl.No. Name of Acts/Rules/Government Orders Duties and Functions 1. The Kerala Land Tax Act 1961 and Rules 1972 Assessment of land tax and preparation of accounts 2. Kerala Plantation Tax Act and Rules Assessment of tax and preparation of accounts 3. Irrigation Cess Assessment of Cess and preparation of accounts 4. Kerala Building Tax Act and Rules Assessment of Tax and preparation of accounts 5. Kerala Revenue Recovery Act and Rules 1968 Issue of demand notice, attachment and sale of immovable/movable properties collection of arrears and preparation of accounts 6. Kerala Land Conservancy Act 1957 and Rules 1958 Eviction of encroachers of Government land and imposing fine 7. Kerala Land Development Act 1964 and Rules 1977 Recovery of arrears and maintenance of records 8. The Kerala Land Relinquishment Act and Rules 1958 Enquiry on relinquishment applications 9. Kerala Land Assignment Act 1960 and Rules 1964 Assignment of Government land and issue of Patta. Lease of land and collection of lease rent. 10. Assignment of land in Municipal and Corporation Areas Rules, Furnishing report on application 1995 for assignment and lease 11. Arable Forest land assignment Rules 1970 Assignment of land, Issue of Patta and collection of arrears 12. Rules for assignment of Government land for Industrial purpose To furnish enquiry report and issue Patta on receipt of Government orders 13. Rules for assignment of Government land for Rubber Plantation Collection of dues 14. High Range Colonization Rules 1968(Idukki) Furnishing enquiry report to the RDO 15. Rules for Lease of Government land for Cardamom cultivation, Furnishing enquiry report to the 1961 (Devikulam, Udumbanchola and Peerumedu in Idukki RDO District) 16. Wayanad Colonization Scheme Rules, 1969 (Ambalavayal, Collection of dues Nenmeni and Sulthanbattery villages) 17. Kerala Land Reforms Act 1963 and Rules 1970 Taking possession of land declared as surplus, enquiry on application for assignment, 24 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 25. collection of assignment dues and issue of Patta18. Kerala Land Reforms Tenancy Rules 1970 To furnish report on prices of commodity.19. Kerala Land Reforms Kudikidappukar’s Benefit Fund Rules, To sanction grant for housing to 1970 ex-Kudikidappukars20. Kerala Land Reforms (Agriculturist Rehabilitation To conduct enquiry on Fund)Rules,1973 applications for solatium.21. Kerala Land Reforms (Payment of compensation for excess Preparation of compensation roll lands) Rules,1974 and disbursement of compensation22. Rules for sanction of pension to Ex-land lords Sanction of pension and payment.23. Scheme for grant of financial assistance to assignees of surplus Payment of financial assistance land24. Kerala Escheat and Forfeiture Act, 1964 and Rules 1965 Enquiry and report to the District Collector25. Kerala Treasure Trove Act, 1968 and Rules, 1971 Enquiry and report to the District Collector26. Kerala Schedule Tribes (Restriction of transfer of land and Enquiry and report to the District restoration of alienated lands) Act 1975 and Rules 1986 Collector27. Kerala Survey and Boundaries Act, 1961 and Rules,1964 Survey and demarcation of registered lands. To communicate orders imposing charges to registered holders and collection of Re-survey charges. Verification and maintenance of State boundaries. Disposal of complaints.28. Transfer of Registry Rules, 1966 To sanction Transfer of Registry cases involving sub divisions and transfer of registry of succession cases.29. Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules. 1967 Enquiry and report to the District Collector30. Arms Act and Rules Enquiry and report to the District Collector31. Explosive Act and Rules Enquiry and report to the District Collector32. Government orders on issue of certificates Enquiry and issue of certificates i. Caste Certificate to SC/ST Enquiry and issue of certificates ii. Certificates to be produced out side State and Enquiry and issue of certificates Central Govt. Departments Enquiry and issue of certificates iii. Nativity 25 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 26. iv. Solvency Enquiry and issue of certificates v. Legal Heirship Enquiry and issue of certificates vi. One and the same Enquiry and issue of certificates vii. Non Creamy Layer33. Government orders on issue of Patta to beneficiaries of One lakh Issue of Patta Housing Scheme34. Scheme for provision of house site to rural poor Issue of Patta35. Rules for issue of Record of Rights to occupants of Poramboke Selection in Panchayat areas lands and issue of Record of Rights36. Government orders on transfer of Government land from one Enquiry and report to the department to another Collector37. Kerala Building Lease and Rent Control Act Accommodation Controller38. Government Orders on sanction of financial assistance from Enquiry report to the District Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund Collector and disbursement of assistance39. Government Orders on sanction of Financial assistance to the Sanction of financial assistance victims of motor accident and payment40. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to T.B. patients Sanction of financial assistance and payment41. Rules for grant of financial assistance to leprosy patients Sanction of financial assistance and payment42. Rules for grant of financial assistance to Cancer Patients Sanction of financial assistance and payment43. Rules for sanction of pension to Freedom Fighters Enquiry and report to the District Collector44. Rules for sanction of pension to Circus Artists Enquiry and report to the District Collector45. Rules for sanction of pension to men of Arts and Letters Enquiry and report to the District Collector46. Scheme for grant of employment assistance to dependents of Enquiry and report to the District Government employees died in harness Collector47. Low Income Group Housing Scheme Collection of arrears48. Middle Income group Housing Scheme Collection of arrears49. Rehabilitation Housing Schemes Collection of arrears50. Kudikidappukar’s Housing Scheme Collection of arrears51. Rules for grant of land improvement and agricultural loans Collection of arrears52. Stamp Act and Rules Refund of value of unused stamp papers53. Jenmikaram Payment abolition Act, 1960 Payment of annuity54. Thiruppuvaram Payment abolition Act, 1960 Payment of annuity55. Scheme for providing financial assistance to victims of Natural Evacuation, Rescue, Medical Calamity and Disaster Aid, Food and Shelter, free ration, financial assistance, rehabilitation etc. of the affected, 26 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 27. supply of drinking water in drought affected areas. 56. Scheme for payment of death compensation to the legal heirs of Issue of legal heirship certificate. NRIs 57. National Family Benefit Scheme Enquiry and report to the District CollectorIn addition to the above items of works, the Tahsildars and Additional Tahsildars discharges the following functions:1 .Issue of certified copies of Revenue Records.2 .Conduct of Court cases3 .Convening of Taluk Sabha4 .Enquiry and Reports on application for citizenship5 .To Furnish reports on bifurcation of villages6 .Ascertaining solvency of defaulters residing in other Taluks7. Redressal of Public grievances8. Monitoring progress of collection of Revenue by the Village Officers9. Preparation and publication of Electoral Rolls10 .Issue of photo identity card to the voters11. Conduct of election as Electoral Registration Officer12. Conduct of Census Work13. General establishment matters of Office14. Inspection of Village Offices15. Inquest on unnatural death of married women with in 8 years ofMarriage16. Joint verification of Tribal lands and issue of Record of Rights to theTribal’s17 .Joint verification of Forest Land18 .Prevention of illegal River sand mining19. Enquiry and report on fire accidents20. Convening of Taluk Land Assignment Committee21. Kairali housing Scheme 27 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 28. Annexure – IV Functions – Village officesSl.No. Name of Acts/Rules/Govt.orders Duties and functions 1. The Kerala Land Tax Act 1961 and Rules 1972 Collection of Tax and maintenance of records 2. The Kerala Plantation Tax Act and Rules Collection of Tax and maintenance of records 3. Irrigation Cess Collection of Tax and maintenance of records 4. Kerala Building Tax Act and Rules Ascertain and report to Tahsildar the details of assessable buildings. Service of Demand Notice. Collection of Tax and maintenance of records. 5. The Kerala Revenue Recovery Act,1968 and Rules 1968 Service of Demand Notice, attachment and collection of arrears of revenue- Management of bought in land 6. Kerala Land Conservancy Act 1957 and Rules,1958 Protect Government lands from encroachment, collection of dues and furnishing report on encroachment 7. Land Utilization Order, 1967 Furnishing of enquiry reports 8. Kerala Land Development Act, 1964 and Rules,1977 Recovery of arrears 9. The Kerala Land Relinquishment Act and Rules,1958 Enquiry and report on land relinquishment applications 10. The Kerala Land Assignment Act, 1960 and Rules,1964 Furnishing report on applications for assignment, application for Record of Rights and Lease 11. Assignment of land in Municipal and Corporation areas Furnishing report on applications for Rules, 1995 assignment and lease 12. Arable forest land assignment Rules, 1970 Furnishing report on application for assignment 13. High Range Colonization Scheme Rules, 1968 (Idukki Furnishing enquiry report, collection of District) dues and maintenance of records 14. Rules for lease of Government lands for cardamom Furnishing enquiry report, collection of cultivation, 1961 (Devikulam, Udumbanchola,and dues and maintenance of records Peerumedu Taluks) 15. Settlement scheme Patta Rules Collection of dues 16. Wayanad Colonization Scheme Rules, 1969 Collection of dues (Ambalavayal, Nenmeni and Sulthanbattery villages) 17. Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963 and Ceiling Rules,1970 Management of surplus land vested in Government, enquiry on applications for assignment collection of usufructs from surplus land and credit the sale proceeds to Government account 18. Kerala Escheats and Forfeitures Act 1964 and To furnish preliminary information on Rules,1965 escheated cases to Tahsildar and 28 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 29. management of escheated property19. Kerala Treasure Trove Act, 1968 and Rules,1971 Enquiry and report to the Tahsildar20. The Kerala Scheduled Tribes (Restriction on transfer of Enquiry and report to the Tahsildar lands and restoration of alienated lands) Act, 1975 and Rules, 198621. The Kerala Survey and Boundaries Act,1961 and Rules To prevent destruction, removal, alteration 1964. of survey marks. Furnish reports to Tahsildars. Collection of survey dues22. Transfer of Registry Rules, 1966 To sanction Transfer of Registry cases involving no Sub Division in Survey23. Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules,1967 To furnish enquiry reports24. Arms Act and Rules To furnish enquiry reports25. Explosives Act and Rules To furnish enquiry reports26. Government orders on issue of certificates Issue of Certificates on: 1.Possession and enjoyment 2.Location 3.Solvency (not exceeding Rs.5000/-) 4.Income 5. Community other than SC/ST27. Kandukrishi land Assignment Rules,1958 Updating of land records28. Sreepandaravaka lands (V&E) Acts and Rules Updating of land records29. Sreepadom lands (V&E) Acts and Rules Updating of land records30. The Kerala Service Inam lands (V&E) Act 1981 and Updating of land records Rules,198131. Kannan devan Hills (resumption) Act and Rules (Idukki) Updating of land records32. Govt.orders on issue of Patta to beneficiaries of One Collection of dues and updating land lakh housing scheme records33. Scheme for provision of House sites to rural poor Enquiry and report. Updating of land records34. Rules for issue of Record of Rights to occupants of Enquiry and report. Updating of land poramboke land records35. Govt.orders on transfer of Govt. land from one Enquiry and report department to another36. Govt. orders on sanction of Financial assistance from Enquiry and report Chief Minister’s distress relief fund37. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to T.B.patients Enquiry and report38. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to Leprosy Enquiry and report patients39. Rules for sanction of financial assistance to Cancer Enquiry and report patients40. Rules for sanction of Freedom Fighter pension Enquiry and report41. Rules for sanction of pension to Circus Artists Enquiry and report42. Rules for sanction of pension to Men of Arts and Letters Enquiry and report43. Scheme for legal aid to poor Enquiry and report to the Tahsildar 29 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 30. 44. Rules for sanction of pension to Ex-land lords Enquiry and report to the Tahsildar45. Scheme for employment assistance to dependents of Enquiry and report to the Tahsildar Govt. servants died in harness46. Low income group housing scheme Collection of arrears47. Middle income group housing scheme Collection of arrears48. Rehabilitation Housing Scheme Collection of arrears49. Kudikidappukar’s Housing Scheme Collection of arrears50. Kerala Land Reforms Tenancy Rules,1970 Updating of land records51. Kerala Land Reforms (vesting and Updation of land records assignment)Rules,197052. Scheme for providing financial assistance to victims of To render assistance for evacuation, Natural calamity and disaster rescue, relief, shelter, food, clothing, medical aid, sanitation, rehabilitation etc. of the affected53. Scheme for death compensation to the legal heirs of the Enquiry report NRIs.54. Scheme for grant of financial assistance to the widows Enquiry report to the local self Govt. for marriage of their daughters55. National Old Age Pension Scheme Enquiry report to the local self Govt.56. Scheme for payment of widow pension Enquiry report to the local self Govt.57. Scheme for payment of pension to Physically Enquiry report to the local self Govt. Handicapped58. National Maternity benefit scheme Enquiry and report to Tahsildar59. Pension to unmarried women above 50 years Enquiry report to LSG60. Scheme for unemployment wages Enquiry and report to LSG61. Agricultural workers pension Enquiry and report to LSG62. Financial Assistance for marriage of daughters of Enquiry and report to LSG women belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes63. Rules of assignment of Govt. land for Industrial purpose Enquiry and report64. Rules for grant of land improvement and Agricultural Collection of arrears loan 30 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 31. In addition to the above items of work the village officers discharge the following functions: 1. Providing site plan on demand from courts of law 2. Furnishing of information required by other departments 3. Redressal of public grievances 4. Enquiry on applications for citizenship 5. Arrangement of Polling Stations for Election 6. Enquiry under Foreign Contribution Act 7. Furnishing report on atrocities against SC/ST 8. Management of evacuees property 9. Furnishing report on applications for burial ground 10. Furnishing solvency report of defaulters 11. Joint verification of tribal lands 12. Joint verification of forest lands 13. Furnishing report on fire accidents 31 Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

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