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Objective

Policies & Procedures

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Objective

Revenue Department is the custodian of Government land. As such Revenue administration is intimately connected with management of land in the State and other allied matters. It deals with assessment and collection of land revenue, rent, cess, public demand, water rent, auction sale of sairat sources and collection of registration fees and stamp duties. TheDepartment is concerned with laws regarding land tenures relation between land lord and tenants, disposal of Govt. land and alienation of land and rights over land and consolidation of land holdings. Maintenance of land records, survey for revenue purposes and updating of record of rights constitutes one of the major activities of the Department. Other land related matters with which this Department is concerned are land registration, land acquisition and registration of deeds and documents. The second most important activity of the Department relates to handling of natural calamities, disaster management and restoration and rehabilitation of the victims of Natural calamity. The Department looks after flood, famine, relief, cyclone, fire accidents, crop reports and forecast. Thirdly, this Department also looks after central subjects like census operation, meteorology and Survey of India which includes preparation and supply of maps for State purposes.

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Policies & Procedures

A person requiring any of the aforesaid certificates is required to file necessary application giving the required in the prescribed Form No.1 (copy enclosed). He has to affix a Court fee stamp wroth Rs.3.00 with the application. The application for solvency certificate, income certificate and legal heir certificate shall be accompanied by an affidavit incorporating the details of immovable properties and the income sources for solvency and income certificates, and the genealogy in case of legal heir certificates. Filing an affidavit alongwith the application is mandatory in case of the above three. In other cases the Revenue Officer may require an affidavit for his satisfaction. Application in Form No.1 is registered by the Revenue Officer in Form No.27. Issue of certificates is always made after an inquiry. It is, therefore, necessary that the person concerned should generally apply to the Tahasildar/ Addl. Tahasildar for issue of certificate. Any person aggrieved by the issue of orders under the above rules has a right to prefer an appeal before the next higher authority within three months whose decision shall be final. The appellate authorities are : Sub-Collector concerned if the order was passed by a Revenue Officer below the rank of Sub-Collector. The Collector concerned if the order was passed by the Sub-Collector/ A.D.M. The R.D.C. concerned if the order was passed by the Collector. In case of any controversy the orders can be reviewed by appropriate authority. Application in other Acts and rules. The Tahasil being the base unit of revenue administration, all the cases relating to revenue matters originate at Tahasil level. Some of the important cases in which the public in general are concerned very often are mentioned below: Mutation Lease of homestead and agriculture land. Conversion of agriculture land for non-agriculture purpose. Partition by mutual agreement through the Revenue Officer. Mutation Land is the prime possession of every citizen. It, very often passes from hand to hand. For effective maintenance of the land records, Govt. of Orissa have enacted the Orissa Survey and Settlement Act, 1958. Under this act, the Tahasildar is authorised to correct the Record of Rights and maps on the following grounds. On application from interested party. On receipt of reports from subordinates. On receipt of notice from the Registrar/ Sub-Registrar. On receipt of an intimation from a Court. On acquisition of land under Land Acquisition Act. On his own motion. Anybody interested correction of land record should make an application to the Tahasildar with requisite application fee of Rs.3.00. Although no application form is prescribed for guidance of general public. Lease. Of homestead and agriculture land Providing roof over a head is the primary concern of the Welfare Government. The Govt. of Orissa have undertaken a massive programme for providing homesteadless persons and agriculture land to landless persons. Criteria have been fixed for settlement of agriculture land Govt. waste land in favour of homesteadless and landless people as follows : The annual income of the beneficiary together with total income of all members of his family who are living in a common mess with him from all sources should not exceed Rs.15,000/-. The total extent of land excluding homestead together with land held by all the members of his family living with him in a common mess should be less than one standard acre. The person together with all the members of the family living with him in a common mess should not have any homestead land anywhere in the State and less than one standard acre of land other than homestead land. Any landless person of the State, who fulfils the above criteria may file an application for lease of Govt. land before the Tahasildar in the accompanying application form. It should invariably be supported with an affidavit. Conversion of agriculture land for non-agriculture purpose To bring agrarian reform, Government of Orissa have enacted a progressive legislation called Orissa Land Reforms Act. Section 8 of the said Act deals with curbing indiscriminate conversion of agriculture land for non-agriculture purposes. The provision entails the offender to be liable for eviction from the land for violation of the said Section. In limited cases, the Revenue Officer is authorised to accord permission for such conversion. Any land owner who desires such conversion, may apply to the Tahasildar if Form No. 25 enclosed herewith. Partition by mutual agreement through Revenue Officer. The O.L.R. Act facilitates partition of joint holdings by the Revenue Officer on mutual agreement in exercise of the powers conferred on him U/s 19 (1) of the OLR Act, 1960. Government of Orissa in Revenue Department have exempted stamp duty for such partition vide their Notification No.9359/R dt. 15.2.99.

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New initiative

The Revenue Department is concerned with two new initiatives under item No. 3 and 4 announced by the Chief Minister on the occasion of completion of 100 days of the New Government. The first one is launching of a special drive for allotment of house sites to the homesteadless persons and the second one is efforts for conversion of 50% of Pre-1980 forest villages into revenue villages. Besides State Govt. accords high priority to computerisation of land records etc. to obviate the scope for manipulation of records etc. for the benefit of the general public. Computerisation of land records in all the Tahasils of the State is in progress to facilitate immediate disposal of certain category of revenue cases, cut-short delay in grant of certified copies to the applicants.

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