of the Deputy Commissioner (NE) offers a wide variety of services
to the public like :
SERVICES PRETAINING TO OWNERSHIP OF LAND
of land ownership Records
agricultural land in NCT of Delhi is governed by a number of statutes
like the Delhi Land Reforms Act 1954, Delhi Land Revenue Act and
the Punjab Land Revenue Act 1887. One can ascertain from the concerned
area Tehsildar as to which Act is applicable to his/her land. Most
of the agricultural land in Delhi is governed by Delhi Land Reforms
There are a large number of Revenue functionaries who discharge
their duties under the statute on the matter related with ownership
of land and collection of land revenue.
1. Halqua Patwari
Village is assigned to a particular halqwa patwari who maintains
the record of ownership of land(khatauni/Jamabardi), record of cultivation
on the land (Kharsa Girdawari), map of the village called 'Aks Sizra'
mutation register and other records of the village. In every cropping
season, ie. Kharif, Rabi & Zaid, the halqua patwari inspects
every field and records the cultivation data. He also initiates
mutation(ie. change in ownership) and gives certified copies of
work of Halqa patwari is supervised by a field Kanungo, whose main
duties are :
a. General Supervision over Patwari
b. Supervision over Village Maps
c. Checking of patwari's records and statistics
Niab Tehsildar & Tehsildar
work of Halqa patwari and Kanungo is further supervised by both
the Naib Tehsildar and Tehsildar. It is the duty of Naib Tehsildar
and Tehsildar that the land records are maintained correctly and
all subordinate staff discharge their duties efficiently and properly.
It is also the duty of Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar that 'Jamabandi'
and 'Khatauni' are prepared as per the schedule given in the Act.
Revenue Assisstant & Collector
the Tehsildar in the Hierarchy are the Revenue Assisstant(ie.-SDM)
and the Collector(ie. Deputy Commissioner).
of Land Ownership Records
record of ownership of land under the DLR Act 1954 is known as 'Khatauni'
and is prepared in form no. P-VI. In case of Punjab Land Revenue
Act, the records of ownership of land is known as 'Jamabandi'.
Khatauni is the register of all persons cultivating or otherwise
occupying land in a village as prescribed according to Delhi Land
Revenue Rules. It is prepared in Form P-VI. It is a document prepared
as part of record-of-right in every estate. It contains entries
regarding ownership, cultivation and various rights in land. It
is revised every 4 years when it is prepared by patwari and attested
by Revenue officer.
a document prepared as part of record-of-right of all persons owning
land in a village according to Punjab Land Record Manual. It contains
entries regarding ownership, cultivation and various rights in land.
It is revised every 4 years when it is prepared by patwari and attested
by Revenue officer. The changes of rights in land coming to the
notice are reflected in the Jamabandi according to a set procedure
after verification by Revenue Officer.
Khatauni/Jamabandi are kept in the custody of halqua patwari. They
are re-written after every four years incorporating all the mutations
(ie. charge of ownership) that has taken place during the four year
period. Khatauni/Jamabardi is the most important document as far
as ownership of agricultural land is concerned and one must ensure
when he buys a piece of land that his / her name is incorporated
in Khatauni/Jamabandi by way of mutation. There is a seperate khatauni/jamabandi
for each village.
GIRDHAWARI : ( Record of Cultivation)
a register of harvest inspections. The patwari conducts the field
harvest inspections in the month of October, February & April,
wherein he records facts regarding crop grown, soil classification,
cultivable capacity of the cultivators. The first six monthly inspection
starting from Ist October is called as Khariff girdhawari while
the second commencing from Ist February is called Rabi girdhawari.
In the month of april the "Zaid" girdhawari is done.
The entries made by the halqa patwari are verified by the field
Kanungo Kharsa Girdawari entries are made in form P-1V in case of
Delhi Land Revenue Act 1954 and in form no.11 in case of Punjab
Land Revenue Act 1887.
indicates the changes that have to be brought about in ownership
and title of the land. Mutations are done on the basis of Sale deed,
Inheritance, Gift deed, Relinquish deed, Will etc.
for carrying out mutation
Apply on a plain paper with a Non-judicial stamp of Rs.5 affixed
Application should be addressed to the Tehsildar of the area
in which the land is situated.
mention the name of the village in which the right has been
acquired & give description of the land.
name, parentage, residence of the person from whom the right
has been acquired and the manner in which the right has been
name, parentage and residence of the person who has acquired
date of acquiring the right.
application should be submitted along with copies of documents
on the basis of which the mutation is sought.
proclamation is issued inviting objections to the proposed mutation
and specifying the date (being not less than 15 days from the
date of the proclamation) upto which any objection to the mutation
will be entertained.
patwari submits his report in prescribed format no.P-I
of parties are recorded
of documents are matched with the recorded statements
no objection is received, the mutation is sanctioned.
objection is received against the mutation application, the
same is referred to Revenue Assistant (SDM) of the area for
taking appropriate decision. This is applicable only in case
of land governed by DLR Act 1954.
party aggreived by an order of mutation may file appeal before
Collector (Deputy Commissioner / Additional District Magistrate)
within 30 days of such order.
ISSUE OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF LAND RECORDS
copies of land records like Khatauni/Jamabandi & Kharsa Gurdhawari
can be obtained by any person of any revenue record available in
the office of Tehsildar. It can be obtained by applying in Form
CA-I duly stamped with non-judicial stamp and the certified copy
is issued after locating the original record. Mostly the copies
are issued by In-charge of the Record Room. The certified copy is
normally issued in 7 days time.
applications for demarcation of land can be made to the Tehsildar
concerned after depositing the prescribed fees. The applications
for demarcation in case of boundary disputes shall be entertained
by the Revenue Assistant (SDM), which should be accompanied by a
certified extract from the map and khasras on the basis of which
demarcation is sought. After obtaining application for demarcation,
a notice will be issued to the parties concerned in the demarcation.
The demarcation is done in presence of parties concerned by the
Kanungo. Thereafter demarcation report is submitted to the Tehsildar
&Revenue Assisstant(RA) and shall be consigned to the record
room of Tehsil. Then parties concerned can obtain certified copy
of demarcation report from i/c Record Room.
CONSOLIDAITON ('CHAK BANDI') OF LAND HOLDINGS
Consolidation of land holding means amalgamation and redistribution
of all or any of the land in a revenue estate or sub division of
an estate so as to reduce the number of plots in the holding. Consolidation
in Delhi is done as per the East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation
and Prevention of fragmentation) Act 1954. The Lt.Governor of Delhi
issues the notification for the consolidation proceedings. The consolidation
work is done by the consolidation officers appointed under section
14 of the Act .
GAON SABHA LAND
common land of the village governed by DLR Act 1954 belonging to
the gram sabha for common use by the villagers is known as Gaon
Sabha Land. The custodian of the Gaon sabha land is Block Development
Officer of the district. The details of the gaon sabha land also
lies with Halqa patwari of the concerned village. The encroachment
on gaon sabha land is cleared by Block Development Officer. For
each village there is Panchayat Secretary (sub ordinate of BDO)
for looking after the interests of Gaon Sabha lands. The Panchayat
secretary and Halpa patwari work in close coordination.
are Revenue Courts to adjudicate disputes relating to the agricultural
The Hierarchy of the revenue courts for disposing various matters
as per the DLR Act 1954 & PLR Act 1887 are :
Collector (Deputy Commissioner / Addl.District Magistrate)
Revenue Assistant (Sub Divisional Magistrate)
Tehsildar / Naib-Tehsildar
Mutation disputes before the Tehsildar in case of DLR Act 1954 are
referred by Tehsildar to the Revenue Assistant(SDM). Appeals against
the mutation sanctioned / rejected by Tehsildar and Revenue Assistant
lies with Collector (Dy.Comissioner/ADM).
In the matters disposed by the Revenue Assistant (SDM) under various
sections of DLR Act and PLR Act, appeal lies with Collector of the
concerned district. Further the appeal against the orders of Collector
lies with the Financial Commissioner, Delhi.
Measurements of land
Bigha 16 Biswa (4840 Sq.Yds)
Biswas (1008 Sq.Yds)