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Land Record Manual (Indian)






Director of Land Records








Territorial transfers


Alluvion and diluvion


Record of rights


Insoection of revenue record


Harvest Inspections


Agricultural statisitics


Reports and returns


Rain gauges, Rainfall and Snowfall


Forecasts of crops


Current prices


Crop experiments


Quinquennial wages census (Omitted)




Procedure in partition cases


Land Records office

 Land Record Mannual


Part 1


(Replaces standing order No.9,original issue dated 16th June,1909, Revised issue, dated 22nd December,1916. Second Revised Issue,dated 2nd September,1929)

 Note:- for an account of the duties and origin of the office of Dirctor of Land Records see paragraph 207, 271, 274 and 275 of the Land Administration Manual.

1.1       Duties of  the Director of Land Records - The Director of Land Records deals with the following:---

(a)        Land records, the Kanungo and Patwari establishment and Patwari Revenue Training School and its establishment.(His duties with regard to settlements are defined in parts B and C of appendix VI to the Settlement Manual),

(b)        Crops and price reports, returns of agricultural statistics and the cattle census,

(c)        Rain gauges.

Note:-  In dealing with (b) the Director consults the director of Agriculture in all important matters.

1.2                                      Control of certain charges - The Director is the Head of Department as regards income from

(1)                                       Mutation fees.

(2)                                       Copying and inspection fees of Patwaris records;

(3)                                       Copying fee for the preparation of produce statement, and five-yearly abstracts of Yields; and

(4)                                       All expenditure on contingencies connected with the Kanungo and Patwari establishment and with the revenue records. 

1.3       Rule of cores incur expendi sanction to pondence with local authorities - In cases where ture is required or in which Government have to be addressed, the Director of Land Records shall write to the Financial Commissioner officially. Otherwise he will usually obtain the orders of the Financial  Commissioner unofficially through the Revenue Secretary concerned, and in issuing orders so obtained  will use the secretarial form of address.

On matters of routine or detail, the Director address Deputy Commissioners direct, but in important matters he writes to them through the Commissioner.

1.4       Inspection notes - A sepatrate inspection minute book with butts should be kept at each tahsil office and a copy of the notes written by the Director of Land Records should be pasted ionto this book.The Director of Land Records should put, in the ordinary tahsil inspection book, a note:-

" Inspected on_______See separate book".

 A separate minute book shall also be maintained at the district office for the record of notes on the inspection of the district Kanungos Office and the Revenue Record-room by the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner, the officer-in-charge of Revenue Branches and the Director of Land Records.

 1.5      Disposal of records by Director - In the case of districts not under settlement, all reports by the Director of Land Records regarding his inspections of the land record shall be submitted by him to Commissioners, who will themselves dispose of them or if they think it necessary, forward them for the information or orders of the Financial Commissioner.

            In case of district under settlement, the Director shall submit his reports to the Financial Commissioner who will return them with his orders through the Commissioner.

1.6       Deleted

1.7.       List of reports - The following  a list of reports and returns submitted by the Director of Land Records, Punjab:-



Name of report or return

Period covered



Economic and Statistical Adviser to Govern ment of India, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi.


A copy is forwarded to:-

1.      1.      

Retail sale prices current return


Controller,Printing and Stationery, Punjab Chandigarh.

2.      2.      

Wholesale price current return.




Director General of Observatiries



3.      3.      

Rainfall returns



4.      4.      

Annual statement of rainfall



5.      5.      

Report on the working of rain gauges



6.      6.      

Departmental Report of Director of Land Records.         


Economic and Statistical Adviser to the Government of India Ministry of Agriculture New Delhi.

7.      7.      

Season and Crop Reports of Punjab



8.      8.      

Statement showing the approximate yield per hectare of principal crops in each district.



9.      9.      

Live Stock Census Report and returns

5 year




The 18th August,1945

No.2718 –E- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub-section(1) and clause (b) of sub section (2) of section 241 of the Government of India Act,1935, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make the following rules regulating appointments to the Punjab Kanungo Service, and prescribing the conditions of service of persons appointed thereto:-



 1.        Short Title - (i) These rules may be called the Punjab Kanungo Service Rules,1945.

  (ii)      These rules shall come into force with effect from the date of the publication of this notification.

 2.        Definitions - In these rules unless, there is anything repugnant in the subject or the context,-

 (a)  "Basic Kanungo" means the junior most permanent field Kanungo in the Kanungo cadre of a district who is on deputation to a settlement or colony as long as he is employed as Settlement or colony Kanungo.

(a)               "Collector" includes Settlement Officer and Colonization Officer.

(b)               "Direct appointment" means an appointment made otherwise thjan by the promotion of a member of the Service or a patwari includeing  patwaris acting on the district establishment in position as such siah newis and wasil baqi nawis.

(c)                "Government" means the Government of the Punjab.

(d)               "Kanungo" includes district, assistant district office, special settlement and field kanungos, patw ari moharrirs, and settlement mappers.

(e)                "Recognised university" means any university incorporated by law in British India or any other university which is declared by the Government to be a recognized university for the purposes of these rules.

(f)                 " The Service" means the Punjab Kanungo Service.


 3.        Authorities empowered to make appointments -All appointments of basic kanungos and settlement mappers shall be made by the Director or Land Records,in consultation with Collector provided that the Director of Land Records may appoint basic Kanungos on the Mahal staff without such consultation. The appointments of special kanungos and patwari moharrirs shall be made by the Collector in consultation with the District Judge and in the event of a disagreement between these officers the matter shall be referreed to the Financial Commissioner, and the Collector shall appoint such persons as may be selected by the Financial Commissioner. Appointments to the post of district Kanungos, if substantive or officiating for mjore than six months, shall be made by the Collector in consultation with the Director of Land Records, and in the event of disagreemt between these two officers the matter shall be referred to the Commissioner, and the Collector shall appoint such person as may be selected by the Commissioner.

4.         Nationality,domicile and age of candidates -No person shall be appointed to the service unless:-

            (a)        (i) he is a Brithish subject as defined in section 1 of the British Nationality and status of Aliens Act,1914, and is domiciled in the Punjab or Delhi Province (the condition requiring a Punjab or Delhi domicile may requiring a Punjab or Delhi domicile may be waived in the case of a European or Anglo-Indian candidate if it is satisfactorily proved that such candidate was born of parents habitually resident in India and not established there for temporary purpose only) ; or

            (ii) he has been made eligible under section 262 of the Government of India Act,1935; and

(b)        in the case of a person who is not already in Government service:-

(i)         he produces certificates of character from the head of his University, College or school last attended, if any, and also from] two responsible persons, not being his relatives; who are well acquainted with him in private life and unconnected with his University, College or school, if any;

(ii)        he produces the certificates required by rule 3.1 of the Civil Services Rules (Punjab), Volume 1, Part 1.



5.         Educational and other qualifications of person appointed to the service -  (i) No persons other than a Patwari shall be appointed to the service unless he has passed the Matriculation Examination of a recognized University or the Senior Oxford or Senior Cambridge Local Examination or such examinations as are recognized by the Punjab University as equivalent to its Matriculation  Examination:

            Provided that subject to orders regulating class and communal proportions preference shall be given to the candidate possessing the best educational qualification:

            (ii) No Patwari shall be appointed to the service unless he has had three years' permanent field service as such, including officiating service provided that periods of officiating service of less than two months duration will not be counted towards the completion of this period of three years; and unless he has passed the examination prescribed in Chapter 2 of the Land Records Mannual and has undergone one year training as Settlement Patwari prescribed in the same chapter. No other person shall be appointed to the service unless he has qualified himself by passing the examination and undergoing the training prescribed in chapter 2 "ibid".

(iii) No person shall be appointed settlement mapper unless he has passed the Draftsman Class of the Engineering School, rasul, or Engineering College, Roorkee:

            Provided that the Financial Commissioner may, for special reasons to be recorded in writing, waive any of the provisions of this rule.

6.         Method of appointment - Posts in the Service shall be filled -

(a)   In the case of district Kanungo—

(i)         by selection from among office, Assitant District, and Field Kanungos, who are matriculates and have served as Settlement Field Kanungos for at least two years.

            (ii)        by transfer from among officials already in government service who have previously served as Settlement Field Kanungos for at least two years and are matriculates.

(b)   In the case of assitant district office and special Kanungo by selection from among field Kanungos;

(c)        in the case of filed Kanungo—

(i)         promotion from among the Patwaris who are accepted candidates for the posts of Kanungo and are in possession of a certificate of efficiency from the Director of Land Records:

(ii)               by selection fom among accepted Kanungo candidates other than Patwaris, who are in possession of a certificate of efficiency from the Director of Land Records:

            Provided that no more than one appointment in three shall be made under this clause.

            (d)       in the case of Patwari Moharrirs—

            (i)         by selection from among qualified Patwaris;

(ii)               by selection from among qualified Kanungo candidates other than Patwaris.

            (a)        in case of settlement mappers by selection from among persons qualified under sub-rule (iii) of rule 5.

7.         Number and character of posts - The service shall comprise the posts shown in appendix 'A' and all the Kanungos in a district shall constitute a separate cadre:

            Provided that nothing in these rules shall affect the right of Government to make conditions to, or reductions in the service of posts specified in Appendix 'A' either permanently or temporarily.

8.         Probation for members of the service - No person shall be appointed to a service post in a substantive or substantive provisional capacity whether the vacancy is permanent or temporary until he has undergone the following period of probation during which  his appointment shall be regard as officiating—

(b)     (b)  (i) For a Patwari, who is a qualified Kanungo candidate, appointed as field Kanungo or Patwari Moharrir        

…6 months.

 (ii) For a directly appointed and duly quailfied cadidate.                          …2 Years.

            (b) For a field Kanungo appointed as office Kanungo ,Naib Sadar Kanungo or special Kanungo                           

… 6 months

 (c)   (i) For a field Kanungo,office Kanungo, Naib Sadar Kanungo or special Kanungo appointed as Sadar Kanungo  

…1 year

  (ii)             For a person already in Government serviced who has previously served as Kanungo                               

2 years

            (d)       For mappers.                                                              2 years.

9.               Unsatisfactory Probationers - If the work or conduct of any member of the service during his period of probation is, in the opinion of the appointing authority, not satisfactory the appointing authority concerned may at any time dispense with his services or revert him to the post which he may have held before huis appointment on probation.

10.            Action on expiry of probationary period - On the conclusion of the period of probation of any person,the appointing authority concerned may, if a vacancy exists, appoint him substantively with retrospective effect.If his work or conduct in the opinion of the appointing authority has not been satisfactory, the appointing authority may dispense with his services or revert him to any post which he may have held before his appointment on probation or may extend the period of probation, and on the expiry of the extended period of probation, pass such order as it could have passed on the expiry of the first period of probation:

            Provided that the total period of probation, including extension ,if any, shall not exceed 3 years.

11.            A person whose services are dispensed with or who is reverted under rule 9 or 10 shall not be deemed to be dismissed or removed or reduced to a lower post for the purpose of these rules.

12.            Seniority of members of the service - The seniority of the members of the Service in each class of cadre specified in Appendix 'A' shall be tetermined by the date of substantive appointment in that class:

Provided that if two or more members are appointed substantively in the same class of posts on the same date, their seniority shall be determined according to the order in which their names are entered by the Director of Land Records in the list of Kanungo candidates maintained in his office.

13        Pay of members of the Service - A member of the Service holding any appointment specified in Appendix 'A' shall from the date of joining his appointment be entitled to the pay shown in the Appendix.

14.       Discipline, Punishment and Appeal - In matters relating to discipline , penalties and appeals members of the Service shall be governed by the rules in Section III, Chapter XIV  of the Civil Service Rules(Punjab), Volume I, Part I, provided that the nature of the penalty which may be inflicted, the authority empowered to impose which penalties the authority empowered to impose such penalties and the appellate authority shall be as specified in Appendices B and C hereunto annexed.

15.       General - For leave, pension and other matters, not specifically mentioned in these rules, the members of the Service shall be governed by the Punjab Civil Service Rules or other general rules framed by Government as modified from time to time.

                                                            APPENDIX A

Name of Distt

No.of Kanungo

No.of 2 Grade Kanungo

No.of Office Kanungo

No.of assisant distt. Kanungo

No.of district Kanungo

No.of patwari Moharirs           











































































































·                 Includes one Kanungo employed in connection with the temporary cultivation

·                 Government waste.

1.         Pay of district Kanungo (except Simla)        80-5-110/5-150

2.                  2.               Pay of office Kanungo and Assitant

District Kanungo                   50-3-80//4-100plus Rs.15 special pay.                               

            Pay of patwari mooarrirs                                          50-3-80/4-100

            Pay of Settlement Mappers                                       25-1-1/2—55/1—70/2—90

                                                                                                According as the incumbents

                                                                                                are in the revised or old

                                                                                                scales of pay)


Note :The prescribed proporation of Ist grade kanungos is one-fouth of the total number of mahal and basic kanungos in each district except Simla.

                        APPENDIX B

                                                                                                                         Designation   Name of penalty            Punishing       Appellate        Second                        Authority

of official                                             Authority        Authority        Appellate        compowered

                                                                                                            Authority        to entertain




Penalties under rule 4 of the

Punjab Civil Services

(Punishment and Appeal)Rules

1.District Kanungo    (i) Censure


District Kanungo       (ii)Withholding of Collector

                                    increments or             promotion,in

                                    cluding stoppage at an afficiency bar

3.Special Kanungo     (iii) Reduction to a    

                                    lower post or              Commi            Financial         Financial

                                    time scale or to           ssioner             Commis-         Commissioner

                                    a lower stage                                      sioner.

                                    in a time


4.Office Kanungo       (iv) Recovery from pay

 of the whole or part of

any pecuniary loss caused

to Government by negligence

or breach of orders.

5.Field Kanungo         (v) Suspension

   Ist Grade

   IInd Grade               (vii) Removal from Civil

                                    Service of the Crown,which

                                    does not disqualify from future


6.Patwari Moharrir    (viii) Dismissal from the Civil Service

                                    of the Crown which ordinarily

                                    disqualifies from fututre employment.


Mappers                                                                     Director of      Financial         Financial

                                                                                    Land Recod    Commissio      Commissioner                                                                                                                        ner

8.Basic Kanungo                                                        Director          Financial         Financial

Kanungo candidates                                                  of Land           Commissioner            Commissioner

on Director of Land                                                   Records.

Record list

                        APPENDIX C (Refferred to in Rule 4)


Disignation     Name of penalty        Punishing       Appellate        Second                        Authority emp

of official                                             Authority        Authority        Appellatee      owered to ente

                                                                                                            Authority        rtain revision



1.District         (a) Reducing or withholding

Kanungo         the maximum pension

                        admissible under the rules

                        governing pensions

2. Assistant    



3. Special


5. Field Kanungo (b) Terminating     Collector         Commissioner            Financial         Financial

Ist Grade and                 appointments                                                         Commissioner            Commissioner

IInd Grade          otherwise than    upon his reaching the age fixed for superannuation


Moharrir         ©Altering or inter-preting to disadvantage any ruleby which conditions of service are regulated.

7.Settlement    a) Reducing the maximum

Mapper           pension admissible to him

                        under the rules governing


8.Basic Kan     (b) Terminating          Director of                  Financial         Financial

ungo and        appointment               Land Record               Commissioner            Commissioner

Kanungo         otherwise than candidates on           upon reaching Director of the age fixed Land Records       for superannuation list.

                        © Altering or inter-preting to disadvantage any rule by which conditions           by which conditions of service are regulated.

                                                                        Sd/Secretary to Government ,Punjab

                                                                                         Revenue Department.




2.1              to 2.20 Deleted.


2.21.    Scale or the Kanungo establishment - The Kanungo establishment in each district consists of field kanungos, an office Kanungo at each tahsil headquarters and a district Kanungo, at least one special Kanungo or patwari moharrir and at least one assistant district Kanungo at the district headquarters. Its strength in each district can only be altered with the sanction of the State Government. All proposals for such increases should be submitted by the Commissioner to the Financial Commissioner through the Director of Land Records.Ordinarily there is one field Kanungo for about 20 patwaris.It is        the duty of the special Kanungo or patwari Moharrir to produce revenue records before courts and to help the district Kanungo in his ordinary office work.

2.22     Peons to kanungos - A peon is allowed to every field Kanungo, district Kanungo and special Kanungo.

2.23 and 2.24 Deleted.


2.25     Residence with in their charge - Every field Kanungo shall, under penalty of dismissal, reside within the limits of his charge unless he has received the written permission of the Deputy Commissioner to reside elsewhere. He shall not leave his charge except on duty or with sanction.

2.26 to 2.28 Delted.

2.29     Kanungos to be employed only on their proper work - All kanungos must be strictly confined to their own allotted work. It would, for example, be improper to allow the district Kanungo to be used by the Assitant Collector,Ist Grade as a Reader, or a Tehsil office Kanungo to be used for case work.

2.30     Kanungos in district under settlement - When a district is being re-assessed for land revenue, the Kanungo staff works under the orders of the Settlement Officer.

2.31 to 2.32 Deleted.

2.33.    Equipment - Each field Kanungo is supplied, free or cast, with two steel rods adjusted to the length of mater. These should be made locally according to the pattern supplied by the Director of Land Records.When not in use, these rods should be kept in hollow bamboo cases. The Director shall also supply a steen measuring tape, free of cost, to each district Kanungo. This should be used to check chains and addas. Four sketching frames (Tattis) will be supplied by the Government to each office kanungo for use of Patwaris when preparing the Shajra Kishtwar (paragraph 4.30 L.R.M.

2.34 and 2.35 Deleted.

2.36.    Making over records on vacating - On dismissal, resignation or transfer, a Kanungo is legally bound to make over his papers, records and equipment to his successor in office, who shall give him a receipt for these things. But this receipt should not be a valid discharge until endorsed by the tahsildar, or in the case of a district Kanungo, by the Officer Incharge of the Revenue Branches of  the district.

2.37.    Grant of copies or extracts from character of rolls is prohibited- Character rolls of kanungos are condidential documents and the giving of copies of extracts there form is prohibited. It is, however, [permissible           

2.38 to 2.44 Deleted.


 2.45.   Responsibility of field kanungos for the work and conduct of patwaris  - A field Kanungo is responsible for the conduct and the work of the patwaris in his charge; and it is his duty to report bad work, or neglect of duty, or  misconduct on the part of any patwari for the orders of the revenue officer to whom he is subordinate.              

            He will be held personally responsible if the mutation work of any patwari's circle is in arrears, unless he is able to show that he has taken all measures in his power to prevent it and has reported any patwari who has failed to carry out his instructions. In particular, he will be called to account if the procedure laid down in paragraph 7.54 to 7.57 is not properly carried out. Instructions for the systematic inspection of the work of field kanungos are contained in paragraphs 8.4 to 8.10.

2.46     Field Kanungo to report certain matters to tah sildar - Whenever a field Kanungo visits a patwari's circle he shall carefully read the entries in the patwari's diary made since his last visit; and make inquiries on the matters noted in paragraph 3.15 and 3.16 . He shall report to the tahsildar any of these matters which are important or require his order.

2.47     Supervision of the work of patwaris during the time of their inspection of crops and pre paration of bachh mutations and Alluvion or Diluvian papers- During the time, the patwaris of his charge are inspecting the crops and preparing the bachh and mutation and valluvion or diluvian papers of their villages, the filed kanungo's whole attention shall be given to the supervision of their work.(See appendix III to Land Records Mannual.)

2.48     Field Kanungos to visit each patwari's circle monthly  - At other times of the year he will visit each patwari's circle once in a month, and supervise the timely and accurate completion of the jamabandis and the statements which accompany them(See appendix III to Land Records Mannual.)

2.49. Kanungos state ment of tours -To ensure that the touring of field Kanungo is systematic, each filed Kanungo should forward a statement in the form annexed for each quarter to the district Kanungo, who should send it to the Officer Incharge of Revenue Branches for submission to the Deputy Commissioner.

            This form shows the patwari's  cirlcle  visited in each month, and the dates of the field kanungo's inspections and a glance at it will enable the supervising officer to see whether all circles are duly visited, whether anyare being neglected, and also if the touring is being systematically and properly carried out. Printed forms shall be supllied by the Controller, Printing & Stationery, Punjab, Chandigarh, on indent. The district Kanungo should submit a similar statement of his own touring to the Officer Incharge of Revenue Branches for submission to the Deputy Commissioner. These statements should be sent in on the 10th of the month succeeding the conclusion of each quarter.

            Statement whowing touring of Field Kanungos_________________

for the quarter ending ___________________Teshil_______________


Month Patwaris Days            Holiday,          Days    Miscl               Remarks

                                    spent in            sick and         spent   laneous

                                    the tehsil         leave                with




            A table for each circle in his charge should be given to each field Kanungo, showing the arrangements approved for the division of circles for the purposes of  preparation of detailed jamabandis, etc, this table being so arranged that the work of each year shall cover about one fifth of the kanungo's whole circle.

2.50.    Field Kanungo to check jamabandis - The jamabandis having been filled at the end of August, the field kanungos will spend September at tahsil headquarters checking them in the manner prescribed in paragraph 7.61.

            Patwaris shall nmot be detained at the tahsil office while this check work is going on. Any inquiries that are necessary should also, as far as may be convenient, be reserved for the same occasion, or be made by the field Kanungo on his return to the circle.

            If errors are numerous and important, they should be brought before the tahsildar for his order.

            Field kanungos shall not be detained at the tahsil for office checking later than the end of September, and if the state of the harevest so requires, they should be released sooner.

2.51.    Registers of work of patwaris - The field Kanungo shall keep a register, in the form annexed, showing the character of each patwari's work.The field Kanungo shall send this Register to every tahsildar or any other Revenue Officer who enters his circle for inspection duty and that officer will, before leaving the kanungo's circle, enter briefly the result of his inspection against each patwari whose work is inspected, and return the register to the field Kanungo.The attendance of the field Kanungo is not necessary.


 (N.B.-There shall be 6 pages for each patwaris circle, on pages 1 and 2 of each circle will be entered by the field Kanungo,. data of each year's ordinary work and on pages 3 & 4 shall be shown the quinquennial return work of the year; on pages 5 and 6 shall be entered remarks by superior officers, register may last about 12 or 15 years. A patwari may be allowed to take copies of the entries relating to his own  work. if he so desires.)

                                    Form of pages 1 and 2












Agricul      turl






and date

of appoi



name of


Date by  by which Kharif

Crop statem

ents were





of com


of annu

al bachh


Date of


tion of





Date by

















Date of









































                                    Form of pages 3 and 4

            Quinquennial "attestation and petty survey works"














Village attested                                                           Preparation of new jamabandi














of old







of com



































of atte




dar or




Remarks stat

ing particu

lars and area

of any other

petty survey



by alluvion

or other

special cause


Date of visit by superior

officer includeing District


Brief remarks of superior officers showing character of patwaris work in each year


(N.B.Entries should be very brief.)

2.52.    Diary of field Kanungo - Every field Kanungo shall keep a diary, in which he shall state day by day the manner in which he has been employed.The entery for each day shall be made not later than the following morning. A copy of the diary for the previous month shall be posted by  the field Kanungo to the tahsildar on the first of each month and will be forwarded by the tahsildar to the district Kanungo.Each month's diary shall close with an abstract of the month's work in such form as may be prescribed from time to time. Diary books for field kanungos shall be obtained from the Controller, Printing and Stationery, Punjab, Chandigarh, on indent. They are in the following form:-

Date and day of week and name of village visited and work in hand

Dater of previous visit to circle

Abstract of entry in Partal Diary and other work of the day

If the work in hand consists of the checking of Girdawari, bachh or mutation entries, column I should show against each village the number of fields, holdings and mutation checked respectively. If reverain measurements or supplementary maps are being tested, the number of fields inspected should be entered. Similarly, the preliminary attestation of the old, and the local attestation of the new Jamabandi and shajranasab (paragraph 7.57 and 7.60) the Tehsil check of the new jamabandi(paragraph 7.61) and the check' of annual and quinquennial statements should benoted. The above details should be given in red ink.

2.53     Sketch Maps - Every field Kanungo should keep with his diary of note book a sketch may of his charge on small scale (1 or 2 centimeter to a kilometer). The map should show village sites and boundaries, main roads, cannals and limits of patwari's circles. It should be drawn on paper of a quality.


2.54     Returns showing the progress of patwaris work to be prepared by office Kanungo - Office kanungos shall submit to  tahsildar, in such form and on such dates as may be prescribbed, periodical returns showing agricultural data and the progress of various branches of the work of the kanungos and patwaris.Tehsildar shall be responsible to see that such returns are forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner in due order, correctly and by due date.

            Office kanungos have charge of the rain-gauge at the tehsil (paragraph 12.2)

2.55     Registers maintained by office Kanungo- The Office Kanungo of each tahsil shall maintain (a) note-books chapter 10 of this manual for each estate, for each assessment circle, and for the tahsil.

(c)     (b)  any other registers especially prescribed or made over to him by the order of the Financial Commissioers.

The office Kanungo is also responsible for-

 (i) custody of all patwari and assessment records filed in the tahsil.

(ii)                                       the custody of blank forms and their issue to the patwaris and kanugos;

(iii)                                     the accounts of the patwari and Kanungo establishment of the Tehsil;

(iv)                                     the accounts of mutation fees.

(v)                                       the supply of any information required by the Deputy Commissioner or tahsildar respecting entries in records in his charge;

(vi)                                     bringing to the immediate notice of the tahsildar reports of calamities submitted by patwaris  in order that they may be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner.

2.56     Tehsil Registers - Of the registers maintained in tehsil offices, a certain number are under the charge of office Kanungo.On this subject see paragraph 8 of Standing Order 55 (Registers)

2.57     Supply of books  - Sadar Kanungos and tahsil office kanungos should be in possession of a complete set of the revenue books of reference detailed below :-

(1)   Punjab Land Records Manual.

(2)   Settlement Mannual.

(3)   Land Administration Manual.

(4)   Land Administration Acts.

(5)   Financial Commissioner's Standing Orders.

(6)   Direcftor of Land Records' Circulars.

            These officials are responsible fore keeping up to date of all the books of reference and Standing orders.They are also personally responsible for loss of these publications . The sadar and office kanungos  should also keep separate files of instructions issued by the local offiocers and the Financial Commissioners.


2.58.                                                        The district Kanungo shall receive in the Deputy Commssioner's office all returns and records due from tahsil offices relating to the work of kanungos and patwaris, submitting them to the Deputy Commissioner, or the officer in charge of the department for his order. He shall issue all orders passed in connection with this work.He shall prepare all statistical statements connected with his department that may be required by the Deputy Commissioner.

            As regards his touring and duties relating to the inspection of patwaris' field kanungos and office kanungo's work, part III of Chapter 8 may be consulted.

Note:   For employment of office and district kanungos to represent the Government in suits under section 45 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, see note to Rule 12 in Part G of the Punjab Law  Department Manual.

2.59     Register main tained by Kanungo - A certain  number of registers maintained in the district office are under the charge of the district Kanungo.See paragraph 7 of Standing Order 55 (Registers) The registers of revednue free tenures (Muafi and Jagir registers) should be maintained by the district Kanungo, but in some districts owing to the fact that nuimber of muafis and jagirs is large, these registers are in the charge of a muafi or Jagir moharrir, who should work un der the supervision ofthe district Kanungo and no0t under that of any other official.

            He shall keep for each assessment circle , for each tahsil,and for the entire district note books in the same forms as those prescribed for office kanungos at tahsils,any other registers specially prescribed or made over to him by orders of the Financial Commissioner and also all statistical returns furnished to the Deputy Commissioer by the Kanungo and patwari agency.

2.60     Register of patwari circle - 2.60. He shall also keep up a register of the patwari circles of each tahsil in form annexed.


Note:   The register shall open with an index of circles in alphabetical order giving the page at which each will be found.

(2) The index shall be followed by a page for each field kanungo's charge in the same form as the rest of the register, except that column 2 will be left blank; and in column 3 to 9 shall be entered the total figure of the charge instead of the details of each patwari's circle.

3.      Then shall follow the entries for each patwari circle, a page for each circle, the circles being arranged in their serial order.

4.      A copy of the register, the last column excepted shall be kept by the office Kanungo at the tahsil.

5.      The entries in column 3 shall be kept up-to-date; those in column 4-9, shall be corrected for each village, whenever is quinquennial returns are received, by drawing a line through the previous data of the village and entering its new data below the last village of the circle.

6.      Entries regarding the circle of a field Kanungo shall be amended quinquennially when jamabandis of all the villages in that circle have been prepared and not annually.

Details of villages included in circle


Name of Field Kanu




and name

of Patwari



of Patwari


name and grand


 name 's nativet village,

 date of appoint

ment and date of birth





vated area





nue assess









of khat





of jama






on the



of the
















 2.60. Maintenance of register containing particulars of patwaris and kanungos - The sadar Kanungo should maintain a register in the annecxed form showing seniority, qualification, tetails of service, pubishment, praise, reward etc.about kanungos and patwaris.The entries        in this register should be kept up to date. 

Register of Patwari's /Kanungos

(To be kept by the Sadar Kanungo)

Showing Seniority, Qualifications, details of service, punishment ,etc. 

SN according to Seniority

Name of Patwari Kanungo

Educational qualifications

Date of Birth

Date of entry in service

Date of confirmation

Station of posting

Date of posting






























Details of punishment awarded

Details of praise and reward

Date of order with designation of punishing authority

Nature and quartum of punishment

File No.

Date of order with designation of officer passing the order

Nature of service of good work with briefnote aboput praise and reward

File No.























 2.61    District kanungos diary to be submitted to collector - On the day following his return from tour the district Kanungo, shall submit his diary to the Deputy Commissioner, through the Sub Divisional officer, if his inspection relates to the work of patwaris and kanungos in a sub division, otherwisethrough the officer incharge. His diary should be in the same from as that of a field Kanungo.

2.62     Deleted.

2.63     Arears of mutation - In order to keep the Deputy Commissioner informed of the state of mutation arrears , the sadar Kanungo shall be responsible for the preparation of an abstract showing the mutations pending in the circle of each revenue officer and laying it before the officer incharge and the Deputy Commissioner alongwith the diaries. To enable the sadar Kanungo to get hold of this information,the patwaris shall note in their monthly diaries, the number ofmutations pending in their circles. When forwarding these diaries to the sadar kanungos office, the office Kanungo shall attach a statement showing the number of mutations ending in each revenue officer's circle.Where are rears in any circles are heavy, the Deputy Commissioner, should ascertain to which patwaris circle they relate and the reasons why the revenue officer concerned has not visited that circle recently.

2.64.    With regard to contingent expenditure -  The District Kanungo shall keep a register in Form14 given in the Civil Account Code(Volume I) in which he shall enter all contingent expenditure under its proper heads, It is the duty of the District Kanungo to see that the budget allotments are not exceeded and, if necessary, extra allotments are applied for in good time. Monthly detailed contingent bills shall be submitted to the Director for counter signatures by the 10th of the following month.

2.65     Advances for contingent expenditure -The Deputy Commissioner apportions permanent advances to each tahsildar and to the district Kanungo from which  which petty expenses can be met. The accounts of these advances should be kept by the district and office kanungos quite apart from the accounts of any other permanent advance. Both district and office kanungos should from time to time report to the Deputy Commissioner all items paid from their permanent advances and obtain recupment of the amount expended. The accounts are kept in the following form :-


Register of Contingent Expenditure met from the office Kanungos permanent advance of Rs.________________and subsequent adjustments_____________

Tehsil _______________District.__________________                 

Date    Serial No.of     details of expenditure                        Receipts          Expenditure    Balance           Remarks

            of each each   or receipt        after   

            expenditure                                                                                                    each




                                                                                    Rs                    Rs                    Rs

                                    Advance                                 30.00               ..                      30.00

5th July1963    Freight of forms received                   ..                      3.25                 26.75

                        from Government press

10th July1963  2.Binding of Register                          ….                   1.75                 25.00

12July 1963     3.Hire of Rckshaw for carriage of

                        bank paper                                                             1.50                 23.50

15thJuly1963  4. Repair to flags and chairs

16th July1963  Received on account of items                        5.00                 ..                      27.25

                        1& 2 by cheque No.15 of 1963

20th July,1963 Hire of a Rickshaw for carriage

                        of note books received from

                        Government press.

2.66     Disease among animals - The sadar Kanungo is responsible to see that the return showing the statistics of disease among animals is received from each patwari through the field Kanungo quarterly.He shall send such returns when complete direct to the Veterinary Assistant Surgeon concerned.

2.67     Village birth and death register - District and field kanungos when on tour should occasionally test village birth and death Registers. When it is proved to their satis faction that the registers are defective, the matter should be reported to the Deputy Commissioner for necessary action.



 (This chapter supersedes standing order No. 15, original issue, dated 24th August ,1909 first reprint, dated 31st October, 1911 , second reprint, dated 28th May, 1925 , standing order No. 6, Ist reprint, dated 8th March, 1910 , second reprint,dated 13th May, 1929 , and third reprint , dated 11th October,1929, and paragraph 19 to 27 of standing order No.16.)




Section                       Subject                       Paras


1                      Patwari circle                         3.1,3.3. to 3.5

II                      Patwari candidate                 3.6

III                    Patwari School                       3.10

IV.                                      IV.                                Deleted

V                     Assistant Patwaris                 3.13

VI                    General duties                                    3.14 to 3.17 A

VII                   Police duties                           3.18 and 3.19

VIII                  Revenue collections                3.20 to 3.23

IX                    Deleted

X                      Deleted

XI                    Patwari Service Book             3.29

XII                   Deleted

XIII                  Deleted

XIV                  Account Rules                                    3.44 and 3.45

 Section          Subject                                   Paras


XV                   Deleted

XVI                  Fees                             3.48 to 3.50

XVII                Rewards and honoraria        3.52

XVIII               Deleted

XIX                  Patwarkhanas                                    3.57

XX                   Deleted

XXI                  Transfer and promotion        3.59

XXII                 Patwari paper                                    3.62 to 3.67

XXIII               Equipment                              3.68 to 3.78

XXIV               Diary etc.                                3.79 to 3.88

XXV                Stationery for Patwaris          3.89 to 3.98

XXVI               Custody and destruction

                        of patwaris records                3.99 to 3.106

Appendix       A-Curriculum of Patwaris


Appendix       B –Examination of Patwaris

Appendix       C-Deleted

Appendix       D-Instruction regarding the

                        repairs of Patwarkhana

Appendix       E –Employment of patwaris

                        and temporary establishment

                        in settlement.

Appendix       F-Deleted

Appendix       G- Forms 



The Punjab Revenue Patwaris, Class III Service Rule, 1966 



The 4th January, 1966 

            No.G.S.R.3/C.A.17/87S.-With reference to the Punjab Government Revenue Department, notification No.GSR.225/C.A.17/1887/S.28/65, dated the 10th September,1965 and in exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (I) of section 28 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act,1887,the Governor of Punjab is pleased to make the following rules:-

 1.               Short title, commencement and application

            (1)        These Rules may be called the Punjab Revenue Patwaris, Class III Service Rules,1966.

            (2) They shall come into force at once.

            (3) They shall apply to the post specified in Appendix 'A' to these fules.

2.         Definitions : - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-

(a)   'Board' means the Subordinate Services Selection Board,         Punjab,

(b)   'Collector' means the Collector of the District and includes      the Settlement Officer and the Colonization Officer,

(c)        'Commissioner' means the Commissioner of the Division or any other officer authorized by a general or special order of Government to perform the functions of the Commissioner;

(d)   'Direct appointment' means an appointment made otherwise than by promotion or by transfer of any official already in the service of the State Government;

(e)    'Financial Commissioner' means the Financial Commissioner, Revenue or any other officer authorized by a general or special order of Government to perform the functions of the Financial Commissioner;

(f)        'Government' means the Punjab Government in the Administrative Department;

 (g)       'Head of Department' means the Director of Land Record s, Punjab, or any other officer who is declared as such;

(h)       'Patwari' means a Revenue Patwari including an Assistant Patwari;

(i)     any University incorporated by law in any of the States of India ; or

(ii)               in the case of degrees or diplomas obtained as a result of examination held before the 15th August, 1947, the Punjab Sind or Dacca University; or

(iii)             any other university which is declared by      Government to be a recognized University for the purposes of these rules;

(iv)             Service means the Punjab Revenue Patwaris Classs III Service.

2. Number and character of posts:- The service shall  comprise the posts shown in Appendix 'A' to these  rules.

            Provided that nothing in these rules shall affect the inherent right of the Government to add or to reduce the number of such posts or create new posts with different designation and scales of pay whether permanently or temporarily.

 3. Mode of acceptance of Patwari candidates:- (1) As and when a requisition is received by the Board from the Collector, the Board  shall recommend to the Collector such number of candidates for acceptance as Patwari Candidates as the Collector may specify in the requisition. 

(2)        For the purpose of direct appointment to the Service a register of Patwari candidates shall be maintained by the Collector in each district in which the names of Patwari candidates shall be entered in the order in which they are recommended by the Board. 

(3) The number of Patwari candidates that may be enrolled on the register of a district shall be such as may be determined by the Government from time to time. 

3.                                          Nationality, domicile, character and age:- (1) No person shall be accepted as a Patwari candidate, unless he is:-

(a)   a citizen of India or

(b)   a subject of Sikkim or

(c)    a subject of Nepar or

(d)   a subject of Bhutan or

(e)    A tibetan refugee who came over to India before the Ist January 1962 , with the intention of permanently settling in India; or

(f)     a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan with the intention of permanently settling in India

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (c),(d) ,(e) and (f) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been given by the competent authority, and if he belongs to category (f) the certificate of eligibility will be issued for a period of one year, after which such a candidate will be retained in service subject to his having acquired Indian citizenship.

(2)                                       A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to an  examination or interview conducted by the Board or any other recruiting authority on his furnishing proof that he has applied for the certificate and he may also provisionally be accepted as a candidate subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the competent authority.

(3)                                       No person shall be accepted as a Patwari candidate unless he produces a certificate of Character from the Principal academic officer of the University, college, school or institution last attended, if any, and similar certificates from two responsible persons not being his relatives, who are well acquainted with him in his private life and unconnected with his University College, School or institution. 

(4)                                       No person who is less than 17 years or more than 25 years of age or such age as may from time to time be fixed by Government for new entrants into service , shall be accepted as a Patwari candidate; 

Provided that in the case of candidates belonging' to the Schduled Casts, Schedules Tribes or other Backward Classes, the maximum age limit shall be such as may be fixed by Government from time to time. 

(6)        Disqualifications:- (i) No person,who has more than one wife living or who having a spouse living, marries in any case in which such marriage is viod by reason of its taking place during the life-time of such spouse shall be eligible for being accepted as a Patwari candidate, and (ii) No woman, whose marriage is void by reason of the husband having a wife living at the time of such marriage or who has married a person who has a wife living at the time of such marriage shall be eligible for being accepted as a Patwari candidate. 

Provided that the Government may, if satisfied that there are special grounds for so ordering , exempt. 

7.         Academic qualifications:- No person shall be accepted as a Patwari candidate for appointment to the service unless he—

            (i)        has passed the Matriculation or Higher Secondary examination of a recoognised University preferably with Agricultrue as one of the subjects;

            (ii) Possesses qualifications in Hindi and Punjabi upto Middle standard or such standard as may be specified by the Government from time to time, and 

(iii)             has a good knowledge of a rural economy and culture. 

7.                              Qualifications for appointment—(1) No Patwari candidate shall be eligible for appointment to the Service unless he qualifies that Patwar examination after attending the Patwar School for a minimum, period of one year, and after passing the examination undergoes such practical field training for a period of six months as may be specified by the Collector.

(2)                                       If the candidate fails to pass the Patwar examination within  a period of 3 years from the date of his acceptance as candidate his name shall be struck off from the register of candidates. 

(3)                                       Nothing in this Rule shall apply to a candidate who has already passed the Patwar examination before he is accepted as a candidate and has also undergone particlal field training as specified in sub rule(1) 

(9)        Appointing authority—Appointment to posts in the Service shall be made by the Collector. 

10.       Method of appointment—(1) Appointment to the Service shall be made :-

(a)        in the case of Patwaris. 

(i)         by promotion from amongst the Assistant Patwaris;or

(ii)        by direct appointment from amongst the accepted patwari candidates, or

(iii)       by transfer of an official already in the service of the State Government and

(iv)       by absorption of the retrenched or likely to be retrenched officials of the Punjab Consolidation Department" (No G.S.R.5 P.A.17/87/S.28 Amd: (1)/71dated 7th January,1971. 

(b)   in the case of Assistant Patwaris by dirdect appointment from amongst the accepted Patwari candidates. 

(2)        When any vacancy arises, the appointing authority shall determine the method in which the same shall be filled in. 

(3)        All promotions shall be made by selection on the basis of seniority-cum-marit and seniority alone shall not give any right to appointment.

 11.      Order in which appointments are be be made from amongst candidates. Appointments from amongst patwari candidates shall be made in the order in which their names appear in the register of patwari candidates. 

12.       Consequence of failure to join appointment. If a candidate , on appointment to the Service, is unable for any reason, other than the orders of Collector, to join his appointment within one month from the date of receipt of orders of appointment, the Collector may cancel; the order of appointment and may also remove his name from the register. 

13.       Removal of name of patwari candidates from register, without prejudice to the provisions of sub rule(2) of rule8, the Collector may at any time order the removal of the name of any person from the Register of patwari candidates for any reason which he may deem fit. 

Provided that no order under this rule shall be passed without giving the candidates, whose name is sought to be removed, an opportunity of making any representation that he may desire to make, and unless such representation has been taken into consideration; 

14.       Probations—(1)Persons appointed to the Service shall remain on probation for a period of two years, if recruited by direct appointment, and one year if recruited otherwise. 

Provided that---

(a)   Any period, after appointment to the Service spend on deputation on a corresponding or a higher post, shall count towards the period of probation fixed under this rule; 

(b)   In the case of an appointment by transfer, any period of work on an equivalent or higher rank prior to appointment to the Service may at the discretion of the appointing authority, be allowed to count towards the period of probation fixed under this rule; and 

(c) any period of officiating appointment in the service shall be reckoned as a period spent on probation but no member who has thus officiated shall, on the completion of the prescribed period of probation, be entitled to be confirmed ,unless he is appointed against a permanent  post. 

(2)        If the work or conduct of a person appointed to the Service during the period of probation is , in the opinion of the appointing authority, not satisfactory, it may— 

(a)   dispense with his services, if recruited by direct appointment , or

(b)   if recruited otherwise; 

(i)   revert him to his former post; or 

(ii)  deal with him in such other manner as the terms and conditions of his previous appointment permit. 

(3)   On the completion of the period of provation of a person, the appointing authority may;-

(a)               if his work or conduct has, in its opinion, been satisfactory;-- 

(i)                                                                                         confirm such person from the date of his appointment if appointed against a permanent vacancy, or

(ii)        confirm such person from the date from which a permanent vacancy occur, if appointed against a temporary vacancy;or

(iii)       declare  that he has completed his probation satisfactorily, if there is no permanent vacancy, or 

(b)               if his work or conduct has not been, in its opinion, satisfactory:-

(i)                                                                                         dispense withbhis services, if appointed by direct appointment, or if appointed otherwise, revert him to his former post, or deal with him in such other manner as the terms and conditions of his pre vious appointment permit , or 

(ii)        extend his period of probation and there after pass such orders as it could have passed on the expiry of the first period of probation: 

            Provided that the total period of probation, including extension, if any, shall not exceed three years. 

15.       Seniority:-The seniority inter-se of members of the Service in each cadre shall be maintained district wise and shall be determined by the length of contenuous service on a post in that cadre: 

            Provided that in the case of two or more members appointed on the same date, their seniority shall be determined as follows: 

(a)   a member recruited by direct appointment shall be senior to a member recruited otherwise;

(b)   a member appointed by promotion shall be senior to a member appointed by transfer;

(c) in the case opf members appointed by promotion or transfer, seniority shall be determined according to the seniority of such members in the appointments from which they were promoted or transferred and 

(d) in the case of members appointed by transfer from different cadres, their seniority shall be determined according to pay preference bering given to a member who was drawing a higher rate of pay in his previous appointment if the rates of pay drawn are also the same then by their length of service in those appointments and if the length of such service is also the same, an older member shall be senior to a younger member. 

Note.1 - This rule shall not apply to persons appointed on purely provisional basis pending their passing the qualifying test. 

Note 2 - In the case of members whose period of probation is extended under rule 14, the date of appointment for the purpose of this rule shall be deemed to have been deferred to the extent the period of probation is extended. 

16. Pay - The members of service shall be entitled to such scales of pay including special pay, if any, as may be authorized by Government from time to time. The scales of pay at present in formce in respect of specifield post given in Appendix 'A' to these rules.

 17.      Conduct - (1) In matters relating to conduct, the members of the Services shall be governed by the Government Servants conduct Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time. 

            (2)        Unless the Collector for reasons to be recorded in writing considers imposition of a punishment lesser than dismissal, a member of the Service shall be liable to dismissal,-- 

(a)                           if he engages in trade or lends money to Agriculturists or has any interest, direct or indirect, in such transaction either in his own circle or in any other circle, or 

(b)                           If he purchases land at auction sale with out the previous sanction of the Head of epartment. Such land shall be deemed to include agricultural land and land in town sites auctioned for building or other purposes; or 

(c)                            If he receives any fee not authorized by in structions issued by the Government for the performance of any of his duties; or 

(d)                           If he without sufficient cause fails to enter in the register of mutations. 

(i)         any case of inheritance within three months of the entery of the death of the right holder in the Chaukidar's register. 

(ii)        any transfer by registered deed within one month of the receipt of the registration memorandum from the Field Kanungo; 

(iii)       any case of consolidation of holdings with in three months from the date of receipt of an order passed under section 21 or 42 of the East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1948, and 

(iv)             any transfer by unregistered deed or by verbal transfer within six months of the date of the transaction, unless he can prove that he had no means of discovering the transfer at the first harvesting inspection which was made after the saiod date, or

(e)        if he fails to produce the records when called upon by the consolidation staff unless he can give cogent reasons for not producing them; or 

(f)        if he introduces a client to a legal practitioner or in any way acts as an intermediary between inhabitants of his circle and legal practitioners, whether or not it is proved that he requested for or accepted any remuneration. 

18.       Discipline, punishments and appeals.—(1) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, in matters relating to discipline punishment, appeals and revisions, the members of the service shall be governed by the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1952 , as amended from time to time subject to the modifications given in Appendix 'B' to these rules.

            Provided that the nature of penalties which may be imposed the authority empowered to impose which penalties, the appellate authority and second appellate authority shall be as specified in Appendix 'C' to these rules. 

(2)        The authority competent to pass an Order under clause (c) and (d) of sub rule(1) of rule 10 of the Punjab Civil services(Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1952 and the appellate authority shall also be as specified in appendix (D) to these rules. 

19.       Pension Leave, traveling allowance and other matters.-In respect of leave, pension, general provident fund traveling allowance compensatory allowance, joining time, subsistence allowance and all other matters not expressly [provided for in these rules, the members of the service shall be governed by such rules and regulations as may have been or may here after be adopted or framed under the Constitution of India or any law or rules made hereunder for other Class III Government employees. 

20.                          Liability to transfer.-Every member of the Service shall be liable to transfer under the order of :-

(i)                 Collector anywhere with in the District, or 

(ii)               Heads of Department anywhere within the State or 

(iii)             Government anywhere within India under the administrative control of the Punjab Government. 

21.                          Power of relaxation - Where the Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing , relax any othe provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons. 

22.                          Repeal and saving.—The rules contained in paragraphs 3.2 to 3.12, 3.24 to 3.28 , 3.38 to3.40 , 3.46 to 3.47 , 3.54,3.56-A , 3.58,3.60 and 3.61 of the Punjab Land Records Manual are hereby repealed. 

Provided that any order made or action taken under the rules so repealed shall be deeded to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these rules. 


(see rule,13 and 16)

1.                  Designation of post                                (Scale of pay)

(i)         Patwaris                                 60-4-80/5-120/5-175

(ii)        Assistant Patwaris                 50-3-80/4-100

2.                  Number of post in each district:- 

Sr.no.        District                                    Patwaris         Assistant Patwaris

1.               Hissar                          316                              5

2.               Rohtak                                    348                              6

3.               Gurgaon                     374                              5

4.               Karnal                         342                              ..

5.               Ambala                       392                              6

6.               shimla                         1                                  ..

7.               Kangra                                    305                              5

8.               Hoshiorpur                 493                              ..

9.               Jullunder                     412                              4

10.             Ludhiana                    299                              4

11              Ferozepur                   401                              6

12              Amritsar                     369                              18

13.             Gurdaspur                  329                              11

14              Patiala                         422                              ..

15              Sangrur                       408                              ..

16              Bathinda                     234                              ..

17              Mohindergarh                        121                              ..

18              Kapurthla                   172                              ..

19              Lahaul and spilit        4                                  ..

20              Kulu                            43                                .. 


(See rule 18)               

1.                  In rule 4 after clause (1) and (1a) fine".

2.                  In rule 8,between the figures and brackets "(1) " and (ii)" insert the figure letter  and brackets "in".

3.                  Omit rule 9.

4.                  In sub-rule (I) of rule 10,omit sub – clause (ii) of clause (a),

5.                  for rule 14,subsititute the following:-

14.       Revision- The Financial Commissioner,or the Commissioner amy suo moto or on an application made to him,subordinate authority paqssed any order under rule 10 or has inflicted any of the penalties specifed in rule 4 or in wich no order has been passed or penalty inflicted and after making further invertigation,. if any,may confirm,remit,reduce or subject to the provisions of sub rule (I) of rule 11, increase the penalyty or subject to the provisions of rule 7 and 8 inflict any of the penalties specified in rule 4.

6.                  In rule after sub rule (I) substiture the following:-

  (1)      An appeal or application for revision may be withheld by an authority subordinate or revisionary authority as the case may be if:-

(a)                                                                                             It is an appeal or application for revision in a case in which under these rules,no appeal or application for revision lies.

(b)                                                                                             It does not comply with the provisions of rule 16 or

(c)                                                                                              It is an appeal or an second appeal and is nto preferred withing  sixty dayrs of the date on which the appleant was informaed of the ordeder appelaed against excluding the time spent in obtaining the copy of the said order and no resonable cause is shown for the delay or

(d)                                                                                             It is an application for revision and is not preferred within a period of ninety days of the date on which the applicant was informed of the order of the appelate authority excluding the time spent in obtaining the copy of the order sought to be revfised and not reasonable cause is shown for the delay:

(e)                                                                                              It is repetition of a presiour appeal or application for revision and made to the same appellate or revisionary authority by which such appeal or application for revision has been decided and no new facts or circumstances are aduced which afford ground for a reconsidertation of the case.

 Provided that in every case in which an appeal or application for revision is withheld, the appellate or applicant shall be informed of the fact,and the reasons fror it and copy thereof forwarded to the appellate authority, if any together with a copy of the appeal or application for revision so withheld.

Provided further that an appeal or application for revision withheld on account only of failure to comply with the provisions of rule 19 may be resubmitted aat any time within one month of the date on which the appellant or applicant has been informed of the withholding of the appeal or application, and if resubmitted in a form which complies with those provisions not be withheld."

                                                            APPENDIX ‘C’

                                                            (See rule 18(1) )

Sr.no.  Design. Of the             Natureof penalty                   Punishing authority   

            Official                                                                        authority

1.         Patwari                       1.Censure                               Tehsildar or an Assistant Coll

                                                                                                ector Ist Grade.

2.         Assistant Patwari       (ii)Fine                                     Tehsildar upto a limit of Re1

                                                                                                on any occasion ,Assistant co

                                                                                                llector Ist grade,upto limit of

                                                                                                Rs.2 on any one occasion.

                                                                                                Collector upto a limit of Rs.

                                                                                                20 on any one occasion.

                                    (iii)Withholding of increm                             Collector

                                    ents or promotio inclulding

                                    stoppage at an efficiency bar

                                    if any.

                                    (iv)Reduction to  a lower                               Collector

                                    post or time-scale or to a

                                    lower  stagein a timescale

                                    (v)Recovery from, pay of the             Collector

                                    whole or part of any pecuiary

                                    loss caused to Govt.bynegli-

                                    gence or br. Of orders

                                    (vi) Suspension                                               Collector

                                    (vii) Removal from the civil               Collector

                                    Service which does not disqu

                                    Fy from furture emp.

                                    (viii) Dismissal from the Civi             Collector

                                    l service which ordinary

                                    disqualifies from future


Note- The power to infilict fines should be used with care and the Collector should in ordinary cases,look into the matter at tehsil inspections,Fines on patwaris should be recovered by short drawalson salary bills.

First Appellate authority                               Second appellate authority

Collector                                                         Commissioner

Collector when the punishing authority      Commissioner when first appellate authority

Is Tehsildar or4 Assistant Collector              is Collector, Ist grade.

Commissiner When the punishing autho-   Finnacial Commissioner,when first appellate

Is Collector                                                     authority is Commissiner

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

Commissioner                                                            Financial Commissioner,

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                                                            APPENDIX ‘D’

                                                            (see rule 18.2)


Sr.No.              Design. Of the Official           Nature of orders

1.                     Patwari                       }           a)Reducing the maximum pension or withholding the whole amount

                                                }              of pension admissiable under the rules governing pensions.

2.                     Assistant Patwaris     }          

                                                            b)Terminating appointment otherwise than upon reaching the age fix

                                                                ed for superannuation.

Authority empowered`          First appellate                         Second appellate

To pass orders                                    authority                                 authority



}Collector                                Commissioner                                    Financial Commissioner,






 3.1.     The number of patwaris circles into which each tahsil shall be divided shall be requlated under the orders of the Financial Commissioner and the limits of each circle by the Commissioner. A Patwari shall be appointed to each circle, and for special reasons an assistant patwaris may be added with the consent of the Financial Commissioner.

3.2                                      Deleted.

3.3                                      Sattlement Officer should ,as soon as possible  after the commencement of sattlement operations,submit an estimate of the probable number of patwaris that will be requied in each tehsil after the completion of settlement. In framig this estimate regarding should be had (I) to the existing number of patwaris and the amount of work. They have had to do;(2) to the probable amout of workthat will be required of the patwaris after the close of settlement operations and the number of patwaris necessary to perform it.

3.4       In estimating the number of patwaris requied ,the following averages for the state may be taken into consideration:-

                                                                        Average per patwari

            Total area                                           3200    hectares

            Cultivated area                                  1300    hectares

            Assessment                                         3300    hectares

            Mauzas                                                  4.5    hectares

            Khasra Numbers                                4,440   hectares

            Khatauni holdings                             1,200   hectares

            In applying these averages to the statistics of the district, attention should be paid to exceptional circumstances ,such as the distances to be traversed, the level or mountainous Character of the Country,the simplicity or complicated nature of tenures, or the absence of prevalence of fluctuating assessments.

3.5       Application should then be made after consulting the Deputy Commissioner, through the commissioner and Director of Land Records to the Financial Commissioner for any icrease necessary in the number of patwaris and when the increse hass been sanctioned the patwaris circles should be rearranged so as to give as nearly as possible the same amount of work to each patwari,and the man should be appointed to each circle who will carry on the work of settlement operations close, Some readjustments of circles will probably still be necessary towards the close of settlements operations, but the changes then required will be reduced to a minimum.

 (Application for increase in staff)


3.6                                      3.6                                      For each district a register of candidates is kept in form P.I. given in appendix G . In this register candidates shall be entered in order of merit determined by the recruiting authority. The total numbeer of candidates in any district should never exceed 15 percent of the total number of patwaris and assistant patwaris employeed in the district. Any further increase in these percentages by the Deputy Commissioner or Settlement Officer requires the previsous sanction fo the Financial Commissioner.

 3.7 to 3.9        Deleted.

(patwar school)

3.10                                  (i) A patwar school shall function at the State level under the control of the Directo r of Land Records as and when considered necessary. Candidates entered in the register by the Collectors will be required  to attend the schoool and present themselves for the patwar examination. The teaching staff will consist of the field or office kanungos to be appointed by the DLR.

The Director of Agriculture shall depute the local agricultural staff for imparting instruction in agriculture of the candidates. Similarly the Development Commissioner shall make necessary arrangements for giving intructions in the rural reconstruction work.

 (ii)(a)  When it has been decided to open a patwar school the Director of Land Records shall ask collectors of the District to sent candidates for training:

(b)        Direct Kanungos candidates shall also be admitted to the Patwar school. Such persions shall be given the same training as in imparted to the Patwaris candidates.

(iii)                         The curriculum of the school shall be as laid down in Appendix 'A'

(iv)                         Candidates shall be examined in the subjects mentioned in appendix 'B' and direct Kanungo Service Rules. Examiners shall be appointed by the Director of Land Records from amongst officers fully conversant with the subjects of examination. Such examiners should be appointed from amoungst P.C.S. officers or Tehsildars having adequate experience of Revenue work. The result of the exmaination shall be announced within a month of the last date of the examination.

(v)                           The Director of Land Records shall issue certificates to the successful candidates. On application the Director of Land Records may supply a duplicate copy of the Patwar certificate. if the original certificate is lost,on payment of Rs.2, this fee shall be credited to the head "IX-Land Revenue –B-Misc.-Misc. receipts-other items".

(vi)                         Candidates who are awarded Patwar Certificates by the Director of Land Records, shall undergo practical training fo a period of six months as specified by the Collector of the Director to which the candidate belongs as required by rule 8 of the Punjab Revenue Patwari Class III Service rules 1966.

(vii)                       The result of the teaching given in the Patwar Training school shall be noticed in the departmental report on the administration of Land Records.


3.11 to 3.12 Deleted

V- Assistant Patwaris

3.13.    (1)        The most important duty for which assistant patwaris are required is to help as permanent naibs to the patwaris in heavy circles. Deputy Commissioners should see that as a general rule. The assistants in such cases are not given an independent charge, but are subordinate to the patwari of the circle.

                        Each assistant patwari should ,however ,be given the papers of one village of the circle to which he is attached and should keep them up to date,under the general supervision of the patwari of the circle whose responsibility for the records of this circle will be thereby be affected. He should also keep a separate diary for that village. The diary of the rest of the villages in the circle shall be kept bythe patwari.

(2)               The remaining assistant partwaris who are not attached to definite circles, should be set to work in such a way that they will acqure a good knowledge of their duties before their turn comes for appointment as patwari. They will acquire a good knowledge of their duties before their turn comes for appointment  as patwari. They should help overworked patwaris or act for them when the patwari is engaged on heavy partition cases and they should assist in a servere girdawari and be ready at hand 5to fill temporary vacnacies amongst the patwaris. In this way a valueable resrve of trained men will be kept up

(3)               When an Assistant Patwari is acting for the patwari,a candidates should be appointed to act as assistant patwari, however short the vacnacies may be. This will aid in training the reserve and will be a small inducement to candidates to remain present in the tehsil.

(4)               Except for the purpose of assisting office Kanungos in the preparation of pay bills, bills for travelling allowance and contigencies and in the disbursement thereof,assistant patwaris are not intended to work as assistant to the tahsil officekanungos with this exception they should be lent to the tahsil offfice kanungo only in times of stress of work and for s5tricly limitied period. No assistant patwari should be allowed to work with the distirict kanungo or to act as a moharrir.

VI-General Duties

3.14.    The patwaris must make any rusvey ,field inspection,record of crops, revision of maps, or reprots relating to mutations, partitions, rev, of rent, takavi, or other circumstances of his circle that he may be ordered to make by the revenue officers, He must also give such assistance as mey be required of him by the Govt. rules for the relief of agricultural distress, or in elections, Such orders shall ordinarly be issued through the kanungo to whom he is subordinate. Besides he should nender all possiable assistance to the village postman while passing the night in the village in safeguarding the cash and other valuables that he carries. The orders relating to the report by potwaris of deats of pensioners are to be found in standing order no7 (Land rev. assignments and pensions) Rules relating to the dutiess of patwaris in relation to irrigation will be found in standing orddre noi.61 (Canals) read with paragraph 3.17A of this manual.

3.15.        3.15.        Report of calamity or disease - (1) It is the duty of every patwari to submit at once a report in writing regarding:-

(a)               the outbreak of plague, cholera, small pox or any other epidemic disease among human beings to the Cheif Medical Officer of the District.

(b)               Calamities affectiong corps includings croppest ,to the nearest officer of the agrucultural Department and

(c)                The ourbreak of any epidemic amount livestock to the Veterinary Assistant of the ilaqa . This can be done by a post card in form P XIII of appendix G supplied for this purpose by the Civil Veterinary Depatt.

            In addition ,information regarding livestock mortality should be sent to the Verterinary assistant Surgeon of the ilaqa quarterly on the 1st day of every quarter on the form P.XIV of appendix G supplied by the Civil Veternary Deptt. for the purpose. Under Financial Commissioner Circular letter no. 3162-R dt. 21.9.1934 to all Commissioner,lambardars are required to report to the patwari any out break of epi9demic amount livestock and also to furnish him information regarding deaths amongst the livestock whenever requiered.

2)                                          The patwaris should also report in writing to the tahsildar through the field kanungo the occurrences withiun his circle of any calamity involving serious culturists. These reports will of course give the gist of those mentioned in sub paragarph (1) supra

3)                                          The patwari should record in his diary a brief note regarding the gist and the date of despatch of the reports mentioned in sub paragraph (1) and (2) supra

3.16.        When the circle of a patwari is visted by the kanungo,naib tehsildar, tahsildar or other rev. officer, the patwari shall obtain the visiting officers signatures to his didary and shall give these offices alll the assistance in the proper discharge of their duties.

In particular the patwari shall , when visited by the kanungo or rev.officer bring to his notice:-

1)                  all matters of recent occurrence referred to in parapraph 3.81 infra

2)                  any alluvion or diluvion that may have occurred with approximate areas thereof.

(3)                                        Cases in which the Govt.is specially concerned such as encroachment on government lands, decease of pensioneers of rev.assignees marriage or re-marriage of females drawing family pensions and residing in the estate,cultivation of groves held free of rev.contrarty toa thecondition of the grant and progress of takavi works.

(4)                                       Emigration or immigration of cultivators.

3.17.        3.17.        Patwaris must not be employed on miscel laneous work not connected with their propper duties,and the irregular practice of calling patwaris to some central place or to tahsil headquarters for the more convenient preparation of jamabandis and other returns or to assist the ordinary tahsil establishment in the discharge of its duties must be strictly checked . It may occasinally be unavoidable in order to obtain from a patwari returns which have not been submitted by due date. Patwaris and kanungos must on not account be called upon to assist in the certification of the result of coverings of branded mares..

3.17-A             In paragraph 2 of Appendix E of the Rev.Manual of the Irrigation Branch of the Public Works Deptt.Punjab ,It is laid down that the figures of areas on which the prepartion of a warabadndi or any modification thereof (as required by section 68 of the Northern Indian Canal and Drainage Act VIII of 1873 ) are based. must be verified by the Civil Patwari before the Divisional Canal Officer hears the case. In paragraph 2.31 of the same Manual the responsibility for obtaining this certificate from the Civil Patwari is laid upon the Zaildar. Any delay on the part of the Civil Patwari in this matter should be severly dealt with so as to save the applicants for a warabandi from unnessary hardship.

VII-Police Duties

3.18 (1)            Under section 45 Criminal Procedure code, patwaris are under the same legal obligation as owners and occupiers of land, in the matter of reporting crime,and the reporting of speeches made at meetings held within the limits of their circles,when called upon by the District Magistrate to do so. Thus if a patwari has reason to believe that a crime has been committed and has not been reported, he should convey information of the suspected or ascertained crime to the nearnest Magistrate of Police Station Officer. He can do this orallly or in writing as circumstances require. It is not intended that patwaris should do the work of lambardars or chaulkidars.

Note:- The approval of Government to the issue of such instructions has been communicated in Chief Secty. confidential demi- official No.13155-s-b. dt.4.12.1931 to all District Magistrates in the Punjab.

            2) In particular the patwari should report confidentially to the excise Inspector concerned or the Sub Inspector of the Police Station concerned any illicit distillation or sale of liquor that may take place in his circle.

3.18.        3.18.        In some cases patwaris can be called on to make maps to illustrate Police enquiries . The instructions on the subject are noteds below:_

i)                                                                                            In ordinary cases no demands for such maps will be made upon patwaris.

ii)                                                                                          In the cases of heinous crime. especially in cases of murder or riots connected with land disputes,the Police Officers investigating the case(not being belowthe rank of a Sub Inspector)will,,if he considers that an accurate map is required ,summon to the scene of the crice the patwari of the circle in which it occurred ,and casue him to prepare such maps as may be needed to illustarte the statements of the withnesses . He will be carefull not to detain the patwari longer than is necessary for the preparation of the map.

iii)                                                                                        The Police Officer will indicate to the Patwari the limits of the land of which he desires a map,and the topographical items to be shown therein.The patwari will then be responsible for drawing the map correctly ,for making accurately on the mapo all these items and entering on the map true distances . He will not write  on the map any explanations.

iv)                                                                                        It is for the Police Officer himself to add to the map such remarks as may be necessary to explain the connection of the map with the czse under enquiry. He is also responsible equally with the patwari for the correctness of all distances.

v)                                                                                          It will be convenient if all the entries made by the patwari are made in black and those added by the Police Officer in red ink.

vi)                                                                                        Patwari will not in any case be requied by the Police Officer to make a map of an inhabited enclosure.or of land inside a town or village site. 

VIII-Revenue Collections 

3.20     When revenue collections are in progress the patwaris must furnish may information or explanation of accounts that may be requied to facilitate the collections. But he must not himself receive payments or take any part in the collection of the rev.He should ,if so , required. assist the headmen in giving acknowledgement for payments and furnish them with a proper memorandum (Arzirsal (1) village(2)Amount (3) on what account (4) by whom tendered and by whom conveyed to tahsil)  when they proceed to the tahsil to pay the revenues.He is forbidden to take any fees for the performance of the duties stated in this paragraph. When the demand is remitted by money order it is the duty of the patwari  to complete the coupon by entering the amounts to be paid under each head. of demand and by signing it.

3.21     The patwari prepares each year a bachh paper showing the demands due from each contributor to the village bachh. In villages under fluctuating assessment the bachh papers will be made after the girdawari on which the assessment is based . In all other villages the bachh papers must be prepared by the patwari for every village immediately after the khrif girdawari. And the patwari must, if necessary,correct the bachh paper at the second harvest of the year, so far as may be necessary,to make it agree with the events thath have occurred since its preparation. 

                        In the case of village for which a quinquennial jamabandi has not been prepared it is necessary to take special precautions to ensure the correctness of the bachh paper., It should be prepared in duplicate,one copy being intended for the sue of the lambardars and the other for that of the patwari.The field kanungo should carefully check the patwari copy with the last jamabandi and mutation register,and sign it after having satisfied himself of its correctness. He should of the lambardars and if that is correct ,he should sing it also,and should initial all erasures and corrections in both copies.The superior revenue officers should also be required to check some of the entries and sign them. The detail of dakhalas of the sums paid after the due date,which is prescribed by the foot note to column 11 of the jamabandi from should in cases where no jamabandi is prepared ,be added at the end of the patwaris copy of the bachh statement, the form of fard bachh should be as brief and simpole each village. The copy intended for the use of lambardars should be retained by them . The patwaris copy should be kept by him in a register till the next detailed jamadandi is filed,and should then be sent with the jamdbandi to the tahsil office where it should be kept until the next jamabandi is filed with its fards. 

(parcha books) 

The patwaris is bound to supply to every owner and cultivator on demand a parcha book, containing a copy of the jamabandi entries in which the applicant is interested and printed receipts forms for 20 years. Parcha books in the form sanctioned by the Settlement Officer can be obtained from the Director of Land Records. Their cost will be charged by the Deputy Commissioner to budget head "68-Stationary and Printing " but the books are not issued to a patwari by the tehsildar,excapt on cash payment of their cost price which will be credited to miscellaneous in the stock register of patwari forms to show the sale of these books and the account should be regularly checked by the Revenue Officer.

            The orders of Government also require the issue of parcha books at the close of settlement operations and on exceptional cases the Collecter may see reason to follow the same course at other times also. Ordinarily parcha books are only given when asked for. 

3.23     Any owner or cultivator on presenting his parcha book to the patwari is entitled to have the demand due from him for the current year at once endorsed thereon by the patwari and no fee shall be charged for such endorsements. 

3.24 to 3.28 deleted. 

XI   Patwaris Service Books 

3.29     Patwari Service Book and Character Roll - The service books and the character rolls of  patwaris (whether officiating or permanent) should be maintaining in  form A.T.C. 4 and F.C. 210 by the office kanungo and Sadar kanungo respectively. In the month of March each year the character rolls should be forwarded by the Sadar Kanungo to the Tehsildars for recording remarks for the year. The tehsildars after having recorded tjeir remarks therein regarding the work and conduct including reputation for honesty should forward the same to tje SDM/Extra Assistant Settlement Officer/Assistent Settlement Officer/Settlement Officer for counter signatures adding their remarks. The character rolls should then be returned to the Sadar Kanungo for record. 

(2)        The remarks of Deputy Commissioner, if any given at the time of inspection of the Patwaris work, should be communicated to the Sadar Kanungo for incorpation in the character roll under the attestation of the Officer incharge roll under the attestaion of the Officer incharge of the Revenue Branches. 

(3)        A register showing senoirity, qualifications, details of service, punishemnt, praise, reward, etc., about patwaris should also be maintained by the SadarKanungo in the form prescribed in paragraph 2.60-A. The entries in this register should be kept up to date.

(Punjab Government Memo. No. 4316-D-53/4353 date the 27th May ,1953). 

3.30 to 3.43 (Deleted) 


3.44     Budget - Receipt connected with the patwari establishment are credited to State revenues, shown in the running register prescribed in paragraph 23 of Standing Order No. 31 and included in the tauzi of Miscellaneous land Revenue under  "Other items". The Director of Land Records is responsible for the preparation of the budgets of all expenditure on account of the kanungo and patwari establishments. The control of the expenditure of patwari contingencies also rests with him. 

3.45     Contingent charges  - Contingent charges will be dealt with Chapter 6 of the Civil Account Code. The heads are : -


(i)                  (i)              

Survey equipment                  

Budget Head 9-Land Revenue Land Records.

(ii)               (ii)            

Patwari school contingencies 

(iii)             (iii)           

Money order commission for transmission of pay etc

(iv)             (iv)          

Other Charges

Budget Head 65-Pension and other retirement benefits.

(v)               (v)            


(vi)             (vi)          


(vii)           (vii)         


Budget Head 68-Purchase of stationery and stores.

(viii)         (viii)       

Lithographic charges

 3.46 to 3.47  (Deleted)


 3.48    Inspection of             records of pat wari and grant of certified extracts therefrom (land Revenue Rule 71) -   (i) The partwari shall allow any one interested to inspect his records and to take notes therfrom in pencil in his presence.He shall give to applicants his diary a note of the inspection allowed and extracts given. The following charges shall be made:-



Nature of work





A-Copies or extracts From


1                                            1         

Jamabandhi including extracts called for by courts or officers in connection with the preparation of abstracts of yields    

60 Paise per Khatauni holdingup to 8 holdings and above that number 15 paise for every additional holding.

2                                            2         

Inspection notes attached to Jamabandis.

(a) For the first 200 words or under, Rs 1.15 Paise

3                                            3         

Farad Badar                                             

4                                            4         

Copy of pending mutation                            

(b) For every additional 100 words or fraction therof 60 Paise

5                                            5         

Interrogatories in pending mutations

6                                            6         

Counterfoil of mutation sheets                      

7                                            7         

Misl Haqiat                                           

As for serial no. 1

8                                            8         

Farad Haqiat consisting of names of proprietors (or occupancy tenants), total total number of fields,area,land revenue and rates and sesses

A fixe charge of 60 Paise irrespective of the number of khewats

9                                            9         

List of co-shares of proprietary or occupancy holdings

Rs.1.15 Paise for each application

10                                        10     

(i)    Geneological trees of land holders, occupancy tenants or muqarritars

As per serial No. 2


(ii)   Statement of wells and other sources of irragation


(iii) List of pensions and assignments        


(iv) Wakib-ul-Arz


(a)   Naqsha haquq Jandrat wa panchaki


(b)   Fard Bachh or that dhal batchh(Asamiwar)



Rs.1.15 Paise for each application provided that each application shall be limited to not more than two haravests. (No fees being charged if copies are required for recovery of arrears of land revenue)


(c) Demand statement (canal)

Rs.1.15 Paise for each application


(v) Traqa bachh and

As per serial No.2


(vi) Orders of Settlement Officers

11                                        11     

Khasra Girdawari including extracts from Khasra Girdarwari called for by country or officers in connection with the preparation of 5 yearly abstracts of yields

60 Paise for entries in a single volume relating to one field and 30 Paise for each additional field

12                                        12     


60 Paise for each entry made on one subject on any one date

13                                        13     

Field books

60 Paise for first ten fields or under and 30 paise for every additional 4 fields or part therof

14                                        14     

Statement of grazing dues

Rs 1.15 Paise for each application no fee being charged if copies are required by lamberdars for recovery of arrears of grazging dues and Chakidari tax.

15                                        15     

Extracts from Chowkidars assesments list


16                                        16     

Statement contained in village note

60 paise per statement irrespecitve of years

17                                        17     

Abstract of quinquennial averge of mutation

Rs. 2.25 paise per statement

18                                        18     

Fard taqsim (list of allottees of colony land)

Rs 1.15 paise per rectangle

19                                        19     

Parcha books

Cost price of the book plus 15 paise per Khatauni holding



20                                        20     

Inspection of papers relating to one quinquennium including relevant entries of the mutation registers

Fixed charges of Rs. 1.15 paise for each inspection



21                                        21     

Tracing of field map

15 paiseper each field number up to 32 every additional fields and 30 paise for4 fields subject to a minimum chage of 60 paise

22                                        22     

Taracing of  tatima shajra

15 paise for each field up to 32 fields and 30 paise for every additional 4 fields subject to a minimum charges of 60 paise.

23                                        23     

Preparation of plans called for by courts or officers in connection with civil and revenue suits

15 paise for each field up to 32 fields and 30 paise for every additional fields subject to minimum charge of 60 paise

            For the purposes of fee for copies or extracts from jamabandi in rent cases the total number of Khatauni holdings should be taken into account irrespective of the fact whether they are cultivated by the owner himself or by a tenant and in calculating the fee the number of khewats of which the extracts are given may be ignored . 

Notes-(1) For extracts under Serial Nos 1 and 11 and plans under serial No. 23 if prepared in connection with the temprorary alienation of land in satisfaction of a decreee of a Civil Court  the charges shall be subject to  a maximum of Rs 15.00 in a single case irrespective of the fact whether the extracts are prepared from a jamabandi or khasra girdawari or both and whether or not they involve the preparation of plan.

            (2) The patwaris shall not be entitled to retain any share in respect of copying and inspection fees. Consequently the fees thus realised should "IX –Land Revenue- B-Midc-Copying and Inspection Fee of patwaris record."

            (3) Patwaris are forbidden to prepare and supply copies or extracts of papers not shown in the above table.

            (4) List of co-shares shall not be prepared and supplied without the previous sanction of the Collectr unless required in connection with a revenue civil or criminal case.

            (5) In the case of inspection of the patwari's record by Sub-Inspectors or Inspectors of Co-opertaive Societies under serial No. 20 the fee chargedd shall be 60 paise only and the whole amont will be deposited into Government Treasury.

            (6) In the case of parcha books the whole fee so recovered shouls be credited into Government Tresury.

            (ii) No fee for doing work for the state Government such as the preparation of ans extract from the revenue records to show the property owned by an absconding criminal shall be charged. Patwaris should however not be required to furnish such an extract without a special order of the Deputy Commissioner in each case and such an order of the should only be passed if the case is of real imprtance.

            Copies required for public purposes by Public officers of the Central or State Government as defined in section 2(17) of the Code of Civil Procedure shall be supplied free of charge.

            (iii)      The Patwari is forbidden to give copies except on lithographic forms which are supplied to him. On the top of each of these forms the words "Receipt No." are printed . The number of the receipt handed over by the patwari to the applicant (paragraph 3.48(v) infra) should invariably be entered by the patwari . Where the entry receipt No. is not printed on the form the patwari should record this entry in his own hand and insert therein relevant receipt number. He should note in red ink in the copy of the jamabandi entry required by rule 15 of the rules under the Punjab Tenancy Act,all mutations affecting subsequent to the preparations of the jamabandi.

            (iv)      The account of fee realized by patwaris should be kept in the register in form P-XII given in appendix G,which will be supplied to them. The fee reakized by the patwari during the month should be deposited into the Treasury by the 10th of next month . The field kanungo should check the register every month when he goes to the patwaris circle and should sign it in token of his having done so. The tehsildar or the naib-tehsildar when inspecting the patwaris work should also check it. During September when the patwari comes to the tehsil he should bring the register with him for check by the tehsil wasilbaqi nawis. 

(v)        Supply of print ed copies fo re ceipt books for copying and in spection fees of parwaris records - The patwari willo be supplied with a printed receipt book in trplicate in which every amount realized by him shall be relizes by him shall be recorded .One foil will be handedover to the payee and the second sent to the tehsil wasil bawui nawis baqi nawis through the field kanungo with the half yearly demnd statements. As soon as the receipt book is exhausted the patwri will return the counterfoils to the office kanungo and obtin from him a new receipt book in exchange. 

3.48A - Supply of copies through value payable post - (1) Any person wishing to obtain certified copies of revenue records from the patwari by value payable  post (V.P.P) may apply to the patwari for this purpose giving sufficient information to enable the patwari to make out the copy provided a post office is located within the circle of the patwari. The application need not bear any court fee stamps. Only one application would suffice for any number of copies asked for. The patwari shall supply the required copies through value payable post (V.P.P) within four days of the receipt of application and shall charge the following charges in addition to those already prescribed under the rules for preparing copies of revenue records:- 

(i) Postage charges by weight for the packet containing copies of revenue records to be sent.

(ii) Value payable post (V.P.P.) charge.

(iii) Registration fee.

(iv) Fifty Paises as remuneration for inconenience and extra work caused to him. 

(2)        The charges mentioned at (i) to (iv) above will be deemed as "other chartges" under section 98(a) of the Punjab Land Revenue when the packet containing copies of revenue records sent by value payable post is refused by an applicant. 

3.48-B   Receipt Books - (1) Each parwari should have at a time only one receipt book bearing printed book and receipt number and only one copying fee register.

A requisition form as in the case of cheque books should be posted in the printed receipt book  to enable the patwari to communicate his demand to the office kanungo well in time so that as soon the receipt book is exhausted, the former will return the counter foils to the latter and obtain from him a new receipt book in exchange which should contain a certificate from the Tehsildar that the receipt book contains so many certified No. of pages which are numbered in proper consecutive order. 

(2)        The office kanungo of the tehsil concerned should be held persinally responsible for the issue of receipt books and copying fee registers to patwaris. The patwaris should submit a report one month ahead through the field kanungo of the circle, who should verfiy the report of the patwari and send it to the Tehsildar concerned. The Tehsildar should order the office kanungo to issue the copying fee register/receipt book to the patwari after satisfying himself that the ones issued previosly have been actualy exhausted and deposited with him and that accounts in this behalf have also been rendered by patwari.

(3)      In case the patwari sends the exhausted register to tehsil office kanungo earlier than September before it is checked by the Wasil Baqi Nawis the tehsil offoice kanungo should hand over the said register to the patwari cencerned in the month of  September when he  comes to the Tehsil for filing the annual and quinquennial statement and jamabandis in the tehsil land records office and the latter should then get it checked by the Wasil Baqi Nawis and return the same to the office kanaungo .

(4)     The patwari should also retain a copy of the entries of the Register made after the despatch of the last half yearly demand on account of copying and Inspection fee to the Tehsildar to enable him to prepare the demand for the next half yearly.

(5)    A copying fee register should be issued only after a certificate has been recorded on it by a revenue officer to the effect that it contains so many pages and has been issued under his signature with the seal of the court.

(6)     The office kanungo should keep a clear record of "Book Nos." of the receipt books issued to each patwari.

(7)    The tehsil office kanungo should maintain a ledger account for each patwari in which should be recorded the number of receipt book issued to the patwari and the number of receipt issued by the patwari every half year. The latter information can be had from the second foils of received by th Wasil Bqi Nawis through the field kanungo with the half yeaarly demand statements. While posting receipt numbers in the ledger any gap in numbers should b viewed with suspicion and investigated immediately.

(8)        Since the ledger account will be kept by the tehsil office kanungo any omission on his part in the observance of instruction relating to the issue of copying fee receipt books and registers and in the nmaintenance of ledger accounts should be viewed seriously and dealt with severely. 

3.49     Entry in diary  - (i)   The patwari should enter in his diary (a) the field numbers and khatas to which an extract applied for relates (b) the fees charged for the extract and (c) the name of person from whom charged. Inspecting officers should verify from time to time by enquiry from the parties concerned whether the sums entered in the diary were actually paid.

(ii)        Copies of the schedules of rates to be charged for extracts etc. should be printed in Gurmukhi and distributed and broadcast in every village. The schedule should also contain a note to the effect that the applicant should insist on obtaining a receipt from the patwari for the amount paid and should see that the receipt number is given on the copy supplied to him and that any person who is required to pay for work for which no fee is prescribed or to make any excess payment should report the matter to the tehsidar .

(iii)       A printed copy of the schedule should also be exhibited at parwarkhanas tehsils,Panchayargarhs,village schools and other places of public resort.

(iv)       If a patwari fails to supply a copy of the revenue records or charges a fee in excess of the prescribed rate, disciplinary action shall be taken against him. 

3.50     Payment into the treasury of fees realized for inspection of record and extracts granted therefrom (a) Each patwari should prepare a statement showing the fees realized from 1st April to 30th September and submit it to the field kanungo of hiscircle by the 10th of October. He             should prepare a similar Statement for the period. 1st October to 31st March and send it on to the field kanaungo by the 10th of April . These statements will show the name of the village and the amount of fee recoverable during each month of the two periods noted above together with the total of the circle. When submitted these statements the patwari should note in the register maintained by him under the rules the dates of their submission together with the period to which they relate. The field kanungo should prepare a consolidated statement by villages giving the total of his circle and submit it to the tehsil wasil baqi mawis will see that the amount deposited by the patwari at the end of each month tallies with these statements.

(b)    On receipt of those statements the tehsil wasil baqi nawis should prepare  in duplicate a consolidated statement for the whole tehsil and submit it through the sadar wasil baqi nawis to the Collector for sanction so as to reach his office on the 15th November and 15th May at the latest. After obtaining the necessary sanction the sadar wasil baqi nawis should note the demand in his register and return the duplicate copy of the statement  to the tehsildar by the end fo November and May at the latest. These statements will be attached to the qistbandi as demand statements of copying and inspection fees of patwaris records.

(c)    The half yearly demand statements together with the receipt referred to in paragraph 3.48(v) supra will be destroyed after three years,while the books of counterfoils referred to in the presence of the whole tehsil that forms a part of the qistbandi, will be desrtoyed along with the latter,i.e. when the new settlement is sanctioned.

3.51          3.51            (Deleted)


3.52     Rewards for good work - Rewards may be paid to patwaris, permanent or temporary, provided exists. These rewards may be given to patwaris in districts whether under settlement or consolidation of holdings opertions or not for conspicuous good work in the didcharge of their ordinary duties. 

3.53 to 3.56 (deleted) 


3.57    Rules as to patwarkhanas:- The following are the orders regarding patwarhanas:-      

(i)   No demands of any kind are to be made on lambardars or landowners or on the village residents for the construction or repairs of patwarkhanas.

(ii) Except in the cases mentioned below (iii) and (iv) infra patwaris will be required to make their own arrangements for housing themselves and providing a separate room for their records and office work at some village within their circle. Reasonable help in enabling them to do this should be given by the Government .

            (iii) Government has now accepted a policy of adding slowly year by year to the number of patwarkhanas (at the rate of about 20 patwarkhanas each year in each division),preference being given to those cases where it is difficult or expensive for a patwari to get accomodation for his residence and office in his circle . The Deputy Commissioners have been empowered to sanction expenditure on repairs of patwarkhanas up to Rs. 1500 in each case  the Director of Land Records Punjab has power to sanction expenditure up to Rs. 2500 the Commissioner of the Division up to Rs. 5000 and the Financial Commissioner any amount exceeding Rs.5000. A rough plan and specification with an estimate of cost should be submitted with    every such application. A completion report shall be sent to the Director of Land Records. It is for the Deputy Commissioner to decide as to the agency to be employed for the repair of patwarkhanas. Ordinary repair to Patwarkhanas will be carried out by the patwaris living in them.

            (iv)  Where a patwarkhanas exists the patwari shall live in it and keep it in repair provided that if any such patwarkhanas is in the Collecter opinion for any reason unsuitable for this purpose he may with the previous sanction of the Director make over the building to the lambardars of the village to be used for their own purposes and call upon the patwari to make his own arrangements for a residence and office.

(v) When a patwari retires or is transferred he will hand over the patwarkhanas to his successor who will sign a certificate to the effect that he has received it in good condition. This certificate will be endorsed by the field kanungo of the circle and sent to the tehsil office for record .Both parwais should sign the entry to be made in the village diary that the building has been made over in good condition should the patwarkhanas be in need of repair the outgoing patwari will be responsible for having such repairs executed unless they come under the category of special repairs as defined in clause (iii) supra.

(iv) No expenditure for repairs of patwarkhanas will be sanctioned except in case of special repairs due to serious damage from floods or other circumstances beyond the control of the patwari . Application for sanction to such expenditure must be submitted to the Director .In making recommendations for grant of funds for repairing patwarkhanas in need of special repairs facts should be reported in detail and it should be expressly stated.

(a) that suitable action has been taken against any patwari who has been responsible for the special repair having become necessary through neglect of ordinary repairs or.

(b) that the special repairs have not become necessary owing to the neglect of ordinary repairs.

(vii)      To prevent irregularities in carrying out repairs to patwarkhanas and in disbursing money allotted for the purpose a set of instruction has been given in appendix D and the Collector shall see that these are strictly followed and defaulters suitably dealt with .

(viii)    Field kanungo shall be required to report to the tehsildar by the 1st January every year:

(1)  In regard to patwarkhanas : -

(a)  their condition ;

(b)  whether the patwaris live in them

(2) In regard to parwarkhanas circles where there are no patwarkhanas :-

(a) whether the patwari is living in his circle;

(b) whether he has made proper arrangements for his office.

The tehsildar will submit the reports to the Sub Divisional Officer (C) who will bring to the notice of the collector any cases in which the orders contained this chapter are not observed. 

3.58 (deleted) 


3.59   Transfer of patwari - A patwari should not be transferred from one circle to another merely as a punishment vide Revenue Ruling 3 of 1885.

            On resignation or transfer a patwari is bound to make over his papers records equipment and the patwarkhanas ,if there is one in his circle to his successor,who will forward to Deputy Commissioner through his superiors a charge report showing the detail of all papers, record and equipment received, the condition of the patwarkhana ,if there is one and also the date and place on which he received charge : but in case of dismissal or suspension a patwari must make over charge to the field kanungo.

            No patwari holding charge of a colony town should be allowed to stay there for for more than five years; the transfer should be affected as soon as the quinquennial  jamabandi is filled. 

3.60 to 3.61 (Deleted) 


3.62     Record to be maintained by patwari - The patwari keeps up the following records for each estate in his circle :-

            Khasra girdawari and jamabandi each with abstract appendices and reigsters relating thereto as prescribed in chapters 7 and 9 registers of mutatuons, field map, generalogical  tree of landowners and other papers detailed in chapter 9 (Harvest inspections) annual record of rights and agricultural statistics and in appendices VII, VIII and IX to the Settlement  Manual and a diary of his whole circle .

A tin cased strong box or almirah will be supplied to each patwari for his records. The charge in connection with these items will be included in the ordinary patwari contingent bills.                          

3.63     Records for grant of Government land -  The papers for lands leased or sold or granted free by Government with the object of their being cultivated should be prepared and filed in the same manner as for all other agricultural estates. 

3.64.   Era to be used - The  agricultural year begins with the 1st September.The year should be described inthe terms of the Christian era. 

3.65.    English numerals to be used in patwaris papers - All registers or documents kept up by Patwaris as such, i.e. Jamabandi, village note-books, mutation registers, etc., are to be kept in English numerals. 

3.66.     Responsibility of patwaris  for custody of maps etc. - The Patwari is responsible for the safe custody and good condition of all the records,maps and equipment of his circle that are in his charge. When the original field maps in the possession of a patwari are worn out new copiesshould be made by the patwari himself. The copy should be made on ruled English mapping sheets which will be supplied by the Director, if available, and if not, on ruled country-made mapping sheets and not on one continuous sheet. 

3.67     Copies not required by rules not  to be called for.A patwari must not, in any circumstances, he called on for  copies of his annual papers over and above those required of him by the instructions on the subject; copies must be prepared only on the lithographed forms supplied to him.                                                                                                   


Equipment, Stationary,etc., for Patwaris 

3.68.          3.68.        Survey equipment - The following survey equipment will be  supplied to each Patwari,the cost thereof being met from the Patwari contigencies:- 

1        1       Chain with 10 iron pins.

1        1       Cross staff.

12 or 15 Bamboo flag staves

1        1       Board 75x60centimetres.                                                                                                                                   

Note:-       In hill circles planetable and sighting and will be supplied in place of board.                                                        

3.69.    Metric rod - The Patwaris metric rod should not be of wood, but of bar iron (about eight milli-metre square). Two should be  supplied to each  Patwari. The field Kanungo is responsibile for their agreement with his  own rods. These should be kept safe in hollow bamboos. 

3.70.     Addas - At every village where a patwari resides,there should be marked  out on a level piece of uncultivated land a standard length(adda) exactly corresponding with the  patwaris 20 metres chain. the extreme                         ends should be marked by two pegs driven deep (60 centi-metre, if possible) into the ground. the measurement of the adda should be reckoned from the outside edge of the other; that is to say, when the handle of  one end of the chain is placed over one peg, the other end should touch the inside of the other peg. If the adda itself needs correction, it can be shortened by cutting from the outside of  the pegs, or lengthened by cutting from the inside.

                          Importance is attached to the correct maintance of these addas, and revenue officers in their visits to patwaris offices should see that  the orders for their maintenance are duly observed and that the length of the adda is strictly accurate. Field Kanungos should be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the addas and  for any neglect of the orders relating to them. Full instructions for prepartion of these addas will be found in the Mensuration Manual. 

3.71.       Patwari’s chain:- The patwaris chain should be made of soft iron and constructed exactly as directed in the Mensuration Manual. Variations of pattrens are forbidden. Chains should be made up locally not at other  distant workshops; In testing the length of a chain, see that it  is well shaken out and stretched only to the tension at which it is used. Test either  on the adda or by rods as may be convient. In the latter case use two rods, placing them on the ground alternately and see that they touch truly. 

3.72.         Patwaris cross staves  - The Patwaris cross-staff- A pattern will be supplied to each district by the Director of Land Records. It should be made up locally, strictly in accordance with this pattern. Ela orations and additions to the pattern are forbidden. 

3.73.        Measuring flags for patwaris - Bamboo flag-staves- A patwari cannot survey on the square system with less than 12 or 15 flags. Of these 4 or 5 should be 450 Centimetres high, and the rest three hundred centimetres. Each should have a pointed iron ferrule at foot,and completed in this way.                                                            

3.74.        Plane-tables sometimes re quired - Plane-tables are necessary only for hill surveying. When necessary for this purpose,a pattern should be obtained from Director of  Land Records and they should be made up locally according to the pattern so supplied. Patwaris of plain villages requie only a board, in size 75x60 centimetres strengthned on the underside with battens. Care  should be taken to employ brass, not iron, in repairing the sockets etc.,of plane-tables.

3.75.      Sighting rods - Sighting rods are not required except in hill tracts, where it is necessary to use plane-table. In such case a pattern should be obtained from the Director of Land Records and the sighting rods should be made up locally according to the pattern.

3.75.        Plotting Scales - (i)  The Director of Land Records  shall appointe any firm dealing  in the manufacture of plotting scales as an approved contractor, for one year, for the supply of plotting scales,with the previous approval of the Financial Commissioner. Before making a selection,the Director of Land Records will  invite tender, quoting the minimum price of the plotting scales acceptable, from reputed firms. The firm approved shall be callled upon to enter into an agreement with the Director of Land  Records for the supply of  plotting scales at fixed prices. A proposal  for fresh sanction should be submitted to Financial Commissioner by the 15th may, every year. 

(ii) The Director will send to each Deputy Commissioner and Settlement Officer a pattern of each scale to be kept in his office and used for comparison with scales supplied by the contractor. Any scales which are not made according to the pattern should be rejected and returned to the contractor. The Director shouyld be informed of such rejections. 

(iii) The points as to which a careful examinationof scales should be made are the following:- 

(1)                                   (1)                             Thje Sub divisions must be accurate.

(2)                                   (2)                             The sub divisions must be deep and black and not broader than in the pattern.

(3)                                   (3)                             The metal must not be glittering.

(4)                                   (4)                             The measuring edge must be thin and absolutely true.

(5)                                   (5)                             The scalse must be backed with white paper.

(6)                                   (6)                             The weight must be not less than 125 grams. 

3.77     Return of mathematical instruments - Settlement Officer should submit at the end of every official year a list in form P IX given in Appendix G, of the mathematical instruments in stock on the 31 st March. When new mathematical instruments are required the indent for them(the form of which will be found in the rules published in part II of the Gazette of India for April 9 th 1887) should be sent through the Director of Land Records' Office. When survey instruments are transferred from one settlement to another, or to the Director of Land Records' Office, the date on which, and the officer by whom, they were orininally received from the instruments Office, should be noted. 

3.78     Books of reference - The following books of reference should be supplied to the patwaris, the correction slips being issued to them from time to time through the tahsil office kanungo.,The filed kanungo and higher inspecting officers should see that these books are kept up to date:

1        1       Land Records Manual.

2        2       Financial Commissioners standing order No.32 (taccavi loans).

3        3       A copy of the rules contained in paragraphs  441 and 505 of the Settlement Manual.

4        4       Mensuration Manua;.

5        5       Rules showing the duries of lambardars  and chaukidars (part 11-Jantri Patwarian).

6        6       A Ready Reckoner regarding the calculation of areas. 


3.79.    Diary - The patwari is required to keep diary (Roznamcha Waqisti work book (Roznamcha Karguzari) and diary of his movement (Roznamcha Harkat). 

3.80     Village Diary and file of instruction - The roznamcha waqiari is the book in which village diary occurrences relating to the parwari's duty and his file of diary incircle are to be entered day by day.

            Ordinarily there shall be one diary fir each circle. But if a patwari has one or more assistants,each will keep a separate diary under such instructions for the division of business as the Collector may issue in each case.

            The patwari will also maintain a file called "File of instructions" in which he will place copies of all orders and instructions in which he will place copies of all orders and instructions received by him. He should enter in his diary the receipt of such orders and instructions.

            Sheets of blank should paper issued to a patwari for the purpose of his diary should be stitcvhed in a volume before they are issued to him.On the opening page of the volume the office Kanungo should certify in his writing and under his signature the total number of leaves,and each lraf should also be stamped with the tahsil seal. 

3.81  Occurance to be done in diary - The following occurrences must be noted in the diary on the day on which they come to the patwari's notice and the manner in which they came to his Knowledge, the signature or seal of one of the village headmen concerned being added at the time of entry, if possible:- 

(1)               Any clamity which he reports to the tahsildar thtough the field kanungo as mentioned in paragraph 3.15 supra.

(2)               All alluvion or dilluvion(with approximate area giving detai;s as known at the time)

(3)               Fall of rain with its duration and whether slight medium or heavy.

(4)               Deaths of owners, village officers, pensioners or revenue assignees, and the marriage or remarriage of female drawing family pensions in the estate.

(5)               Such change of cultivating occupancy and rent as have to be noted under chpter 9.9

(6)               The execution of any decree of court affecting land,its rent,or its produce.

(7)               Takavi advances on long term basis made by government,repayments of these loans as also notes regarding progress of completion of works for which a takavi loan has been granted.

(8)               Orders of revenue officers or kanungos received by the patwari or executed in the circle.

(9)               Attachment proceedings affecting land,its cultivation,or its produce or cattle.

(10)      Any encroachment on or damage to nazul or Government property on roads.

(11)      Any alienation or resumption of revenue by government suspensions or remissions of revenue.and any alteration of the rate of cases.

(12)      Cultivation of land occupied by groves held free of revenue.

(13)      Infringement or neglect of conditions attached to grants of land revenue made by Government .

(14)      The erection.destruction or decay of survey marks and the alteration of  village boundaries.

(15)      Payments of revenue to Government or to Government assigness.

(16)      The visit of any revenue officers to the circle.

(17)      Any fact relating to land or its revenue or rent specially reported to the patwari by a person interested therein,with a request that it be entered in a diary and which the patwari may consider important.

(18)      Any alteration in the cultivating occupancy or rent of land which may have been recorded in the crop-inspection register in accordance with chapter 9 (Harvest Inspection).

(19)      Any case of brick-burning.When it is suspected that the crime is due to incendiarism,this should be mentioned.

(20)      Any cases of increase of mortagage money,with detai;s of the amount, parties and village. 

For mentry in the diary of alterations of entries in the khasra girdawari see chapter 9.9 

For entry of rgistration momos see chapter 7.32 (111) and for entry of the first four columbs of lists of mutations see chapter 7.38(v). 

It has been noticed that in some districts patwaris take undue advantage of instructions in this paragraph and record detailed reports about transfers of land getting the parties concerned to affix their signatures to the entries made by  them.This practice is irregular.The only person whose signature can be affixed to the entry made in the diary is the village lambardar.Reports made in the diary should be brief. 

3.82     Numder and   dating of entries - the patwari must assign to every entry a separate serial number in large and clear figures.Every entry should be closed by an esterisk mark and no blank line should be left betbeen two consecutive entries.Such orders order and instructions as relate to rules of practive must be entered in red ink. The date of each day's entries shall be given according to the Saka calendar calendar.the English date being added. 

3.83     Order to be entered - The patwari must enter in his diary all orders and instructions communicated to him by the kanungo and must obtain the Kanungo's signature to all entries relating to facts reportes to the Knungo. 

3.84     Condition of crops etc, to be entered - The patwari must enter in his diary,at the end of each Saka month the general condition of the crops,husbandry and cattle of his circle,noticing specially all facts which have affected them favourably or unfavourably.This entry must be made with special care and after sufficient inquiry and inspection of the crops. 

3.85     Workbook for patwari -  In the Workbook the patwari will enter from day to day the work done by him. Detailed instructions will be printed at the brginning of the   work-book. Each book will contain 24 leaves. New books for each year should be distributed to each patwari at the same time as he receives his stationery patwari at the ame time as he receives his stationery supply,and the cost should be oppend by each contingencies. A new book should be opened by each contingencies.A new book should be opend by each contingencies.A new book should be opened by each patwari from the brginning of September in each year. 

3.85A                Deleted 

3.86     Partial book prescribed during measurements - When measurements  are commenced in any village,the patwari will be     furnkshed with an inspection-book (partwari Ki Kitab) for that village,and all entries made by inspection officers of the result of their inspection in that village will be made ,not on the patwari's work-book,in this inspection book will contain only entries relating ti the village for which it is drawn up.including lists of mistakes,and reports as to their correctioins.Any entry an inspection officer may have to make about on the patwari's work-book. 

3.87     Reports to superiors - the communivcations of patwaris with their superior officers should as a rule be sent by hand, where they have to submit reports or papers direct to the tahsil or sadr or to officers of of above the  rank of a thasildar they may.should no other more convenient means of communication be available forward the necessary documents by post 'bearing'.For the purposes of paragraphs 353 (2) of the post Telegraph Guide patwari have been recoginised as Government officials and the ;bearing payable on official postal articles sent by them is the prepaid rate (vide letter No. 7931. of 26th January,1902 from the postmaster-Generial Punjab,to the Revenue Secretary to Government Punjab). 

3.88                 Maintenance of the registers of survey equipments, furniture and record in patwari's coustody - A register of the survey equipment and furniture supplied to patwari aty Government expense and remaining in their custody should be maintained in fron P-X,given in Appendix G by each patwari and a  consolidated copy of the same with the omission of colomns 4 and 5 should be kept by each tahsil office Kanungo. When the patwaris come to the tahsil in September.they should bring their registers with them and the tahsil office Kanungo should compare them with his copy note  the result of the comparison in the last column of the latter, and make any corrections that may be necessary.

Any loss of survey equipment should be immediately reported by the field Kanungo to the tahsildar who will,of the loss has been due to the  patwari's negligence.order the replacement of the equipment by the patwari concerned,and in order cases report to the Deputu Commissioner for its replacement at Government expense. 

(b) A register in form P-X1 given in appendix  G/ should also be maintained by each patwari showing the records in his coustody.It should be in the same volume as register in form P-X but no consolidated copy of it need be kept at the tahsil nor need it be checked by the tahsil office Kanungo except under special orders of the Collector. 


3.89     Covers of jamabandi etc  - Every patwari will provide out of the stationery allowance a leather outside cover (patta) for  his diary and paper bindinga covered with chintz or thin cloth for the jamabandi of each village. These covers will be used to protect papers actually to be used by the patwari,and will not be sent to the tahsil office.

3.90     Petty items of stationery  - All patwaris (temprory or permanent) and assistant patwaris will receive from Governemnt a stationary allowance as sanctioned from time to time. 

3.91     Patwaris almance  - Arrangements have been made for the annual issue of a patwaris almance, and the issue will be ready two months before each year commences. A copy of the almance should be supplied to every patwari and to every Kanungo. 

3.92.      Forms and blank paper - Collectors should indent for forms and blank papers for patwaris and kanungos in the manner described in paragraphs 3.93 to 3.97 infra. The Director of Land Records has been specially authorized, where necessary, to make local purchases of paper and cloth for the use of patwaris and kanungos and also to have patwari and kanungo forms lithographed at private presses.                                   

3.93     Standard and special forms - Forms are of two kinds-(a) Standard and (b) Special. A sample book of the standard forms in common use throughout the state has been supplied to all Deputy Commissioners who should keep this book up-to-date by adding to it new or modified forms approved by the Director of Land Records and corrections issued by him from time to time.Specimens of standard forms included in the sample book need not be sent with the indents for these forms,but samples of special forms must always accompany the indents for such forms.

3.94.                                                                    Preparation of indents for forms and blank paper - (1)  A quinquennial list of all kanungo and patwari forms supplied to each patwari and each field, tahsil and district kanungo during the 5 years to which the last quinquennial  jamabandi relates has been prepared and keept in tahsil and district kanungo's offices. With the aid of this list and suppliment ed by information supplied by patwaris when they come to the tahsil office during September as to their requirment in thew following year,the tahsil kanungo should prepare in duplicate three indents for(1) standard forms,(2) special forms and(3) blank paper. He will send one copy of each indent to the sadar office by the 15th September,keeping the other copies in his own office. Mapping sheets, abstract village note-books, mutation registers and lal kitabs when required in the standard forms should be included in the indent for these forms.

(2)        Blank paper to be used by patwaris and kanungos should be indented for according to the following scale:-



For each patwari                  

(a)  Unbleached Royal 60x84 Centimetres One quire or less for his diary and for reports to come on the permanent files.



(b) unbleached Royal 60x84 Centimetres Not more than three quires.


For each tahsil and district Kanungo                                

Double foolscap unbleached  42x60 Centimtres

Not more than two reams.

             If more paper is required,the approval of the Director of Land Record should be obtained.

Patwari and kanungo forms should be printed on following kinds of paper:-


(1)   (1)   

For printing forms of permanent nature

Royal white 60x84 Centimetres

(2)   (2)   

For printing forms of double foolscap size  

Double foolscap unbleached 42x60 Centimetres

(3)   (3)   

For printing forms of ephermeral nature                                      

Royal unbleached 60x84 Centimetres

3.95     Submission of indent - The district kanungo should check the tahsil indent very carefully with the quinquennial list kept in his office,and the scale of blank paper laid down above, and then prepare three consolidated indents for (1) standard forms(2) special forms and(3) blank paper for the district by tahsil and his own office. The consolidated indent should be throughly checked in detail by the Office Incharge so that waste of forms and the submission of supplementary indents may be avioded. On the back of  the indent should be entered the full  addresses of  the officers to whom forms and paper ought to be sent. The name of the railway station to which consignments are to be booked must always be mentioned in the address.

The district indents for standard and special forms should be sent in dupicate to the Director of Land Records so as to reach his office on the Ist October each year at the latest. A consolidated indent for the State will be prepared in the office of the director of Land records and forwarded to the Controller, Printing and Stationery, on the Ist December, each year along with one copy of the district indents. 

            The district indents for bland paper in duplicate should be forwarded to the office of the Diorector of Land Records by 15th April,each year whence they will be forwarded to the Controller of Stationery, Punjab, so as to reach his office on Ist June. No indent for forms and blank paper will be complierd with unless it is forwarded through the Director of Land Records. 

3.96     Supply of Stationery - Supplies from the Controller, Printing and Stationey, Punjab, should reach district officers not later than the end of May.Distribution to patwaris will be made by the 15th June. 

            As soon as supplies are received both forms and blank paper should be examined to see that the paper is of the requisite quality, that the forms are well lithographed and that the number is complete. Should there be any deficiency or other cause for complaint the Deputy Commissioners should address the Controller, Printing and Stationery, Punjab, direct. One copy of the invoice receipted or amended should be sent within a week to the authority from whom the consignment is received and the second copy of the invoice relating to forms should remain at the tahsil, while that relating to blank paper should be signed by the tahsildar and sent to the Sadar Kanungo after entry ion the stock register kept in the tahsil. 

3.97.    Stock register- The tahsil kanungo shall keep up a stock register opf forms used by patwaris kanungos and tahsildars(revised sample No.21 of the sample book).

            In column 2 of the Stock Register the date on which supply was last made to the patwari should be entered, so that it may readily be seen that he is not exceeding his estimate. In column 3 of the register, the number of the patwari circle should be entered under the patwari's name. The signature of the patwari should be obtained in the column of remarks of the register. Whenever a patwari exceeds his estimate a remark explaining the reason of the excess should be recorded by the office kanungo after the patweari's signature in the column of remarks. 

When supplies are received or issued to patwaris they should be entered in the stock register at once. The receipts and issues should be totalled and the balance of  forms and blank paper on hand should be struck on the forst pf each month. The office kanungo shall keep with each kind of form and blank paper on hand a memorandum showing the number of forms or quality of blank paper received and issued and the date of their receipt and issue and the balance on hand so that there may be no difficulty in checking the stock on hand with the stock register. 

3.98.    Indent for forms,mapping sheets and sta tionery require ed for use in settlements  - Indents for patwari and kanungo forms (standard and non standard) and mapping sheets required for use in settlements should be sent to the Controller, Printing and Stationer, Punjab, through the Director of Land Records and those for other forms, blank paper and stationery to the Commissioner in the manner laid down in the Punjab Printing and] Stationery Manual. 


(Replaces Standing Order No. 6 ; Ist reprint, dated 8 th March, 1910, 2nd reprint, dated 13th May, 1919; and 3rd reprint, dated 16th October, 1929.) 

3.99     Period for which khasras girda waris etc. should be pre served - When the patwari brings the jamabandis to the tahsil at the beginning of September, he should bring with him all khasra girdawaris, work books (paragraph 3.85) consisting of counterfoils and notes of inspection and obbreviated jamabandis in his possession that are more than twelve years old. These papers should be at once destroyed by the office kanungo. He should also bring all fards bach in his possession prepared for villages, the jamabandis of which are being filed, Counter foils of register auraqintiqalat manzur shuda wa na manzur shuda relating to the same jamabandis and copleted registers reltaing to the realization of copying and inspection fee of  patwari's records. 

            The fards bachh referred to here are the fards bachh asamiwar or dhal bachhs which are prepared from year to year gfor the purpose of showing the sums recoverable from different individuals or groups of individuals on account of land revenue, cesses, occupier's rate, etc.Fards bachh khatewar, which are prepared at settlement for the purpose of calculating the sums chargeable on different holdings on account of land revenue and cesses, are settlement records and should be dealt with in the manner prescribed in paragraph 3.100 and 3.102 infra. 

3.100   Period for which settlement re cords, etc, remain with the patwari  -  The remainder of the records with the patwari,viz:-

(i)         coies of settlemtn records, including fard bachh khatewar;

(ii)        mutation registers;

(iii)       detailed jamabandis and the maps, statements of irrigation and customs, genealogical trees and lists of revenue assignments appended thereto; 

(iv)       shajra parchas until replaced by new ones and field books; 

            (v)        village note-books. 

            (vi)       Village diaries(roznamcha ) , (paragraph  3.80)"   

(vii)      Field Book prepared in Consolidation of Holdings Operations. 

(viii)     Shaira Parcha prepared in the Consolidation of Holdings Operations, until replaced  by new ones.shll remain in his custody during the currency of the settlement to which they relate. 

3.101   Papers relating to expired set tlements to be withdrawn from patwaris - All the opapers referred to in the last two paragraphs which relate to expired settlements, also fards bachh of the last years of expired settlements not filed with ajamabandi,should be withdrawn from the patwari on the introduction of a new settlement except:- 

(1)                                                                                       The khasra girdawari until the new settlement has been in force for three hyears or until twelve years elapsed since the khasra girdawari was written, whichever period is longer'

(2)                                                                                       Current mutation registers;

(3)                                                                                       Village note-books until the new settlement has been in formce for five years;

(4)                                                                                       Field books in villages not subjected to remeasurement at settlement.

(5)                                                                                       Field books prepared in the Consolidation of Holdings Operations of the villages which are not subjected to remeasurement. 

3.102      Disposal of papers so withdrawn - The papers so withdrawn shall be disposed of thus:-


1.      1.      

(a)        khasra girdawaris,

shall be destroyed at once.


(b)        diaries,


(c)        abbreviated jamabandis,


(d)       village note books,     


(e)        mutation registers with duplicate orders only in them


(f)        fards bachh not filed with a jamabandi,


(g)        fard bachh khatewar,           


(h)       old shajra parcha which has been replaced by a new one,


2.      2.      

(a)        field books (when not bound up with the records of rights)

shall be destroyed at once if twelve years old.Otherwise shall be kept in the Tahsil till they are12 years old and then destroyed



(b)        detailed jamabandis and connected statements,

3.      3.      

(a)        records of rights and all papers bound  up with them,

shall be kept in the tahsil for ever.


(b)        filed maps (part tahjsil),


(c)        mutation registers containing original orders (if not required in the sadar


(d)       Mussavi Parat Tahsil and Shajra Sabiq on which theb plotting of new Shajra has been done and list of Filed Numbers. prepared in Consolidation of Holdings Operation  

            But, with regard to(1) and (2)  in any Sub-division where there is sufficient accommodation, the Deputy Commissioner may preserve any of the records in the tahsil for a longer period if he thinks fit. 

3.103.  What records should be bound - Patwaris papers have to be filed in Government offices should not be bound in boards. But standing records prepared at settlement should be bound in stiff boards covered with leather. This applies both to the copy filed in the record room and to that kept by the patwari. 

3.104. Treatment of records.filed by patwaris in tahsil  - The records filed by the patwari in the tahsil from year to year shall be treated in the following way:-

(1)   Abstract Statements:- The abstract statements from which the entries in the office kanungo's copy of the village note-book are obtained shall be destroyed one year after date. 

(2)   All Jamabandis filed in the tahsil shall be sent to the district office in the month of April, following or any later date not exceeding 6 months fixed by the Director of Land Records, Punjab alongwith all the maps and papders attached there to except to the fards bachh. 

(3)   Fards bachh filed with a jamabandi shall be kept at the tahsil until the next jamabandi is filed along with its fards and shall be then destroyed. 

(4)   Completed registers relating to realization of copying and inspection fee of patwaris records shall be kept by the tehsil office kanungo for a period of 3 years and then  destroyed.    

(5)   Counterfoils opf Register aurag intiqualat manzur shuda wa na manzur shuda  filled under paragraph 3.99 by patwaris shall be destroyed at once by the office kanungos. 

(6)   Proceeding book(both parts) shall be kept in the tehsil office for 12 years. 

(7)   List of consolication fee shall be kept till the preparation of next jamabandi. 

3.105. Records to be  permanently  kept  - The following records shall be permanently preserved in district office:- 

(1)               (1)            Records of expired settlements.

(2)               (2)            Mutation registers containing original orders which have not been bound with the jamabandi.

(3)               (3)            Detailed jamabandis and all the maps and papers attached thereto (excluding the fards bachh)

(4)               (4)            Khatauni Surat Sabiq and Draft Scheme without the list of filed numbers.

                        The office kanungos copies of the village, assessment circle, and tehsil noter-books shall be permanently preserved in the tahsil. 

3.106. Destructions of khataunis and abbreviated ja mabandis filed in district office           (i) Khataunis and abbreviated jamabandis filed by patwaris shall be transferred to the District Land Records Office, where the former will be preserved for the term of settlement top which they relate and destroyed after the Khataunis for the next settlement have been prepared and filed and the latter shall be destroyed 12 years after the date of receipt. 

(ii) The list of names of right holders, khatauni paimash and Naqsha Haqdarwar (prepared in the consolication of holdings operations) filed by the patwaris will be transferrede to the District Land Records Office where they will be preserved for 12 years and then destroyed.


(Rule 8) 

Curriculum of Patwari's Schools 


(1)   (1) 


Upto Middle Standard with special reference to Percentages, Average, Ratio proportion and Proportional Parts, Vulgar Fractions and square Roots.-

(2)   (2) 


Patwaris Mensuration Manual.


(3)   (3) 

Chapter 3 Patwaris

Paragraphs 3.14 to 3.23,3.48 to 3.52,3.57 3.62 to 3.76,3.78 to 3.90 to 3.101.

(4)   (4) 

Chapter 4 Surveys

Paragraph 4.1,4.2,4.6 to 4.10,4.13 4.16,4.17(16) and Part D (excluding paragraph 4.18 ,4.28 and 4.33 ) and Part F.

(5)   (5) 

Chapter 7 Records of Rights

Whole (except) paragraph 7.22 clauses(2) to (9) 7.37 ,7.39 and 7.68

(6)   (6) 

Chapter 9 Harvest inspection


(7)   (7) 

Chapter10Agricultural Statistics

Paragraph 10.1

(8)   (8) 

Chapter 18 Procedure in partition

Paragraphs 18.5 (first five lines) 18.120 cases (last 16 lines) 18.19 (first four lines)

(9)   (9) 

Standing  order No.7    Assignment of land revenue and    pension.

Paragraph 62 (1) and (11) first sub paragraph of paragraph 63(VII)

(10)           (10)            

Settlement Manual

Paragraphs 142,143,260,261 Appendix VII (paragraph 1 to 21 ,25 and 27) Appendices VIII and XIV (whole ) and Appendix XXI(paragraphs 12 to 25)

(11)           (11)            

Local rules for alluvion and diluvion and fluctuating assessment.


(12)           (12)            

Minor mineral rules (except rules

        Nos. 13 and 16 to 18)


(13)           (13)            

Instruction in agriculture.


(14)           (14)            

The East Punjab Holdings Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act1948, and fules framed thereunder.


(15)           (15)            

Instruction for the guidance of Consolidation Staff.


(16)           (16)            

Instruction on rural reconstruction work.



1.         Field survey on the square system or in hilly tracts by traingulation, and map correction as defined in Appendix XXI to the Settlement Manual and part D of  Chapter 4. 

2.         Preparation of the various measurement papers connected with 1. 

3.                                                                              Copying of settlement and annual records. Also partition, mutation, diluvion and fractuating assesment papers.

4.                                                                              Copying of maps.

5.                                                                              Dictation, Composition and Caligraphy.

6.                                                                              Preparation of electoral rolls of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

7.                                                                              Theory, law and practice of Consolidation of Holdings. 


            Instruction both in the form of lectures and practical demonstration, in the identification of different varieties of seed, insects and pests, their indentification and control; improved implements and other aspects of improved agriculture, a knowledge of which patwaris can use practically in the course of their ordinary duties, will, give for about two weeks by the local agricultural staff deputed by the Director of Agriculture. 


The instruction will ver for two weeks by— 

            (i) informal talks and discussion, particolarly on the principles of     Soil Conservation.

            (ii) private study of books and other publications issued by      Government on rural reconstruction work.

            (iii) Visits to forms of Agricultural Department and tyupical       villages.

            (iv) Cinema or lantern shows or other popular interludes of an       instructional nature.


Seven hours daily should usually be spent in tution. Holidays shall be the same as are fixed for Government offices from time to time. 

            The teaching of the books can be organised as in other schools; but at least half of each day should be given to pratical work, and the practical work of two out of every three days should consist of field survey. Each pupil should be required to copy, clearly and accurately, settlement records, jamabandis, mutations, partition and diluvion papers and other specimens of the current work of the patwaris of the district, being taught at the same time the chief rules applicable to the work and the meaning of the papers. 

            Each pupil should be madt to draw up milan rakbas and other statements from existing jamabandis and jinswar abstracts from khasra girdawaris.He should also be taught to write up mutation entries from tyhe remarks of changes in the khasra girdawari, and to make new etries in the jamabandi in accordance with the changes sanctioned in the mutation register. To practice him in area calculations, he should be given a field map without its khasra and be required to write up the areas in field book forms. For field surveying the school should work in squads of 4 or 5, one pupil directing the squad and the others working the chain and flags. Different villages will be selected for practice in field survey on a the square system and in map correction. Land free of crops should be chosen for the survey work, and no marks other than flag bamboosd should be put into the ground.                                               

            In the first two months of the course the duties of each member of the squad should be changed daily After that each pupil should retain the direction of the squad in turn and work at mapping for at least 8 days continuously. 

            In field survey on the square system each candidate must measure two squares of land with his own hand, and prepare the field book and khataunis of the fields measured by him. He must also map 50 fields by the tarmin system and prepare the connected measurment papers. When each squad has finished field work, the candidate should prepare the jamabandi of the areas mapped by them 

            Each candidate should also be given particular instruction in the porcedure for correcting field maps in the interval between two settlements (Part D of Chapter 4) 

            All the maps and papers made after the first two months of the course should be carefully preserved, and care should be taken that each map and other paper is really the handiwork of the pupil by whom it professes to be made. The maps and papers will be produced at the examination. No pupil should, on any pretext, bne allowed to remove from the school the papers prepared by him. 


( Rule 8)







Arithmetic and Mensuration(without books)



Viva Voce examination in Patwaris Mensuration Manual



Chapters of the Punjab Land Records Mannual (without books)



Viva Voce examination in Chapters of Land Records Manual



Copying of records



Survey Work



Dictation,Composition and Caligraphy



Preparation of elcetroal rolls(without books)



Theory, Law and Practice in consolidation of holdings(with the aid

   of books)



Agriculture(without books)



Rural Uplift- Elementary (without books)


 Under subject 5 the examinees will produce the whole work done by them during the term and will be examined on the contents of the papers in order to ascertain whether they understand them. Marks will be given with reference to the excellence of the writing and to the intelligence shown by the replies. 

            To pass, a candidate must obtain half of the total marks in each subject. If a patwari candidate, after regularly attending the patwar school, fails to pass in one subject or more excepting survey-work and copying of records, he may subsequently be allowed not more than two occasions, to sit for re-examination in that subject or those subjects. Candidates failing in survey-work or and copying of records, will have to attend the school again for the term during which the trainees are taught that subject or those subjecvts, as the case may be and will be required to sit for re-examination therein.

            The papers on the subjects of Agriculture and Rural Upolit" will be set and the answer books examined by the Officers of the Departments concerned. 



(Paragraph 3.57) 

            Instructions regarding the repairs of patwarkhanas. 

1.         The tahsildar or naib tehsildar should invariably be required to inspect the patwarkhanas requiring repairs before an application for funds is made to the director of Land Records. 

2.         The estimate of cost hwne preparede should be checked by the tahsildar or naib tehsildar who inspected the patwarkhana or patwar-khanas to be repaired with a view to see that the estimate does not contain any items for which the Government is nmot repsonsible 

3.         The funds placed by the Director of Land Records at the disposal of the Deputy Commissionder for this purpose should not be drawn from the treasury unless the repairs are actually taken in hand and the money allocated for the repairs of one patwarkhana should not be utilized for the repairs of another patwarkhana without the Director of Land records sanction. 

4.         The work of repairs should not be left entirely in the hands of a contractor or lambardar;revenue officers should inspect it from time to time. Payments should be made by the tahsildar or if this be not possible by the kanungo of the circle in his own presence and proper rceipt taken from the payee. 

5.         The account should not be finally settled till the tahsildar or Naib Tahsildar has seen the building and signed the completion certificate which should from part of the file relating to those repairs. The file should not be consigned to the record room till the prescribed certificates and not receipts have been attached to it, and for this the sadar kanungo should be held responsible. 

6.         A register should be kept for each tahsil in the sadar kanungos office showing:- 

1)      Name of patwarkhana requiring repairs. 

2. Name of the officer who prepared the estimate together with the name oif the officer who checked it, with brief details. 

(3) Amount sanctioned for the purpose, with the No. and date of latter. 

(4)                           Name of the person to whom work was entrusted and the date

(5)                           Name of the person reporting that the repairs according to estimate have been carried out.

(6)                           Date of completion with the name of the Tahsildar or naib tehsildar who inspected the completed work on the spot.      

(7)                           Name of the tahsildar or naib tahsildar who signed the completion certificate.

(8)                           Date of sending completion report to sadar kanungo for submission to Director of Land Records. 

4725     4523 


(This appendix replaces paragraphs 19 - 27 of standing order No.16) Employment of patwaris and temporary establishment in settlements. 

1.         Settlement recorded, be patwaris - No one should except for special reasons to be employed as a settlement colony patwari unless his name has previously been duly entired in accordance with the rules in the register of candidates for patwarship of some district in the Punjab, and if the candidate's name has been so entered in the register of some other district than that in which he wishes to be employed he should be required to produce a certificate to that effect and the permission of the Deputy Commissioner of his district to his taking service in the settlement, Preference should be given to candidates, who are residents of the district under settlement colony or whose names have been duly entered in the list of candidates of that district, and among them to these candidates who have passed the patwaris examination. 

2.         Pay of kanungo naib tahsildar candidates - These rules did not apply to accept candidates for the pose of kanungo or for any higher post. 

3.         When dispensing with the services of any members of his temporary establishment the Settlement Officer should give him a discharge cvertificate in the form annexed. So, too in filling up posts in his temporary establishment, the Settlement Officer should require candidates to produce discharge certificates of the nature herewith prescribed and should any man come without such a certificvate, he should not obtain a post until he can give a satisfactory reason for leaving his last employment.   

Discharge Certificate




Presentage and age


Appointments held

Reason for discharge
















                                                Settlement Officer 

4.         In regard to chairman employed in map correcdtion the following instructions are issued with the approval of Government. At measurements or remeasurements chainmen are constantly at work chaiuning the sides and diagonals of squares, off sets to the corner of fields, and field boundaries. Their work is skilled labour, and much time is lost if they are changed frequently, as new men have to be taught their work. A village can nearly always produce two men to carry the chain for a week or 10 days at a time without payment, but if a man is required for a longer period, he demands wages. It is right that the State should pay those wages when they have to be paid. But for the work of map correction such chaining as has to be done can be done well enough and quickly enough by the zamindars themselves, or their menials, each taking a shift of 8 or 10 days or even less, and no payment need be made by the State for such services. In map correction, therefore, sub clause(1) of section 106 of the Land Revenue Act should be enforced but sub clause (2) should be applied only in case of contumacy and not in order to secure trained chainmen.That is while chainmen should be paid by the State in all villages or portionsn of villages which are re-measured,. they should be provided by the zamindars in the villages in whihc map correction is adopted instead of remeasurement, but in such villages frequent changes in the personnel of the chainmen should not be objected to. They should also be provided by the zamindars for the remeasurement of reverain villages for which skelton maps with traverse points have been supplied by the Survey Department, as little chaining is required insuch cases.

5.         Owing to the large number of chainment who are employed when re-measurement is in full swing in a district and to their being scattered among the villages of the district great difficulty is experienced in getting their pay for any one month completely disbursed before the end of the succeeding month, and a Settlement Officer is consequently precluded from drawing their pay for the latter month at the proper time in the month next following for he is required to certify at the foot of the bill that all the salaries included in the bill drawn in the last preceeding month have been disbursed to the proper persons. To overcome this difficulty the Comptroller General of India Treasuries, Calcutta, agreed in his letter No.1393 ,dated 18th July 1908, to the address of the Accountant General, Punjab, to the undisbursed salaries of chairmen employed on settlement operations being retained in the hands of the Settlement Officer for two months, provided that a certificate as prescribed in Article 64(d)(2), Civil Accountant Code, is given with the monthly pay bill. 

6.         Temporary office muharrirs colourists and clerks need not be office muhar accepted patwari candidates, but they should, as far as possible be rirs, etc. selected from that class, and even if not accepted candidates should be encouraged to pass the patwaris examination. 

7.         The Punjab Government has ruled that the payment of messengers is a proper charge against the Settlement Budget grants for temporary establishment. This sanction only applies to mazkuris, or meassengers employed on the general work of the settlement. It does not authorize the payment from the grant for temporary establishment of process servers employed in serving the process issued by the revenue courts under the control of Settlement Collectors. 

APPENDIX  F   --Deleted

Register of accepted candidates of the post of Patwari in District.______ 

(N.B.This register will be kept in the Collector's Office and should not be sent to the tahsil)














No.of  entry


Date of entry

Name father's

name ,grand father's name and residence of candidate

Date of birth

Where educated

what examin

ation passed and date of passing also copy of any details given in the certificate

Detail of offices

held by candidate at or before date of the



of officer directing entry to be made

Date of passing patwari examin

ation with copy of details entered in Pass certificate

Subsequent entries

Note of officiating

 or other appoint


held by candidate from time to time after date of entry of his name

Final result



tive appoin



tion of entry

with dates



of officer by whose


the previous

column is






































































FORM P II TO III (Deleted)

FORM P IX (Paragraph 3.77)

List of Methematical Instruments for the year ending 31st March 19 of District


Balance in Store on 19


Total in Store on 19

Name of instrument








during the























LAND RECORDS MANUAL                                            

FORM P X (Paragraph 3.88)

A-Register showing Survey equipments and Almirahs or boxes in charge of

            Patwari or ___________Circle_____________Tehsil











date of


Condition in April

Signature of patwari


for its custody


for removal

of item

from the




































Note :- 1.On transfer of charge the Patwari taking over should attest the entries and sign his name, with date in column 5 as token that he has done so. 

2.         Inspecting officers should enter brief remarks in column 7. 

3.         In April of eacgh year the stock of each patwari should be verified and examined by the field Kanungo and the condition of the article duly noted by himin column 4. 

FORM B-XI (Paragraph 3.88)

A-                A-                Register of Records in the custody of Patwari of _________

Circle __________Tahsil_______________










Name of

Serial No.

Year in which the record was prepared


of rec ord

Date of filing in the tahsil office for destruction or other wise and the office Kanungo's signature

Signature of Patwari responsible for the custody of the record


Note: 1. In column 4th documents of the standing record should be entered first and afterwards the annual records in the order in which they are prepared during a year. Where any record consists of more than one volume this should be stated. 

2.         When any record is filed in the tehsil the entries relating to it in columns 2 to 4 should be scored through. 

3.         Four blank sheets should be allotted for each village and four sheets should be left at the end of the register for the entries of papers which relate to the whole circle, such as diary of occurrences , diary of instructions, work book Jantris, manuals,etc. 

4.         The patwari should sign his name (with date) in column 6 in April of each year, as evidence that the records entered in the register and not scored through are in his possession. The filed Kanungo should check the entries in the same month and sign in column 7 as proof that he has done so. 

5. On transfer of charge, both the Patwaris concerned should sign in column 6 in attestation of the fact that the one has handed over, and the other has received all the records entered in the register and should date the entry. 

FORM P- XII(            Paragraph 3.48(iii)

Register showing the amount of fee realised for inspection of records and grant of certified extracts there of