Section 4 (1) (b) (xv)

 

THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IT MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE

 

            This subject is related to the section 4 (1) (b) (xv) under RIGHT INFORMATION ACT.

 

            The organisation of Revenue department the apex body of administration is the head office of Chief Commissioner of Land Administration at state level. The core administration is carried out at districts that have direct inter face with the public. For administration convenience the district is divided into sub divisions (Revenue divisions) which were further divided into Mandals that have jurisdiction over a few villages.

 

Village Administration

 

            In the year 2001 has a part of strengthening local bodies panchayat secretaries were created combining the Revenue and Panchayat functions. There are 21,943 Gram panchayts in the state.

 

            Each panchayat secretary has got one or two or three Gram panchayats under his control. He is responsible to run the village level regulatory as well as development administration. 

 

            The panchayat secretary has got direct inter face with the public in the Gram panchayat. He maintains the land records – village accounts, records of ROR, survey settlement records relating to Revenue department.

 

            The village/ Gram panchayat public approaches the village secretary for various records required for the use of their day to day needs. To cater the needs of public, the panchayat secretary should maintain the following forms to be required by the common public of the village/ Gram panchayat.

 

FORMS;             1.Application for issue of integrated caste certificate

                            2.Application for assignment of Govt/ceiling surplus land for

                               agricultural purpose

                            3.Application for grant of house site pattas

                            4.Application for issue of certificates –date of birth and date

                               of death

                            5.Certified copies of pahani/adangal and 1 (B) register of ROR

                            6.Application for sub division of fields/lands

                            7.Application for effecting mutations under land records

                            8.Application for issue of ration cards and also transfer of

                                ration cards from one FP shop to another

                            9.Application for issue of possession certificate

                            10.Application for issue of income certificate

           

 

                            11.I (A) claims for issue of pattadar pass books and title

                                   deeds

                            12.Application forms relating to social welfare measures-

                                NFBS, NMBS, NOAP, GCPS, PAISSS, SFS, GRS, Apathbandu

                                etc,

           

            The above forms are to be kept available in his library to the daily use of the public. The panchayat secretary is also responsible to clarify all the doubts that arise while filling the columns accurately in the said forms. It is proposed some nominal fee may be collected to the said forms.

 

            The village secretary is supposed to keep some of the small book lets with simplified procedures in the reading room in local language relating to the following items of Revenue department to facilitate the rural poor to understand the essence of the procedures involved in the subjects.

 

            1.The relevant Government order for issue of integrated caste

             certificates

            2.The procedure of application to issue certified copies of

               adangal/pahani /1(B) register of ROR

            3.The preparation of Integrated village accounts

            4.The procedure of enquiries relating to issue of D-form pattas for

              agriculture and house site purposes

            5.The rules relating to ROR Act

            6.Procedure for issue of ration cards

            7.The rules relating registration of electors in the electoral roles of

                 local bodies/ Assembly segments 

            8.Rules and regulations of Birth and Deaths 

           

            The above forms and records are to be made available to the common public in the morning session (10 AM to 12 Noon) and in the evening session (3 PM to 5 PM). 

 

 

 

 

Mandal Administration

 

            In the year 1985 the Mandal administration is created in the state. There are 1128 Mandals in the state, each mandal having population ranging from 35000 to 50000 people. The main objective for the Mandal setup is to bring administration to the doorsteps of the citizens and make all the public services easily available to them. The Mandal Revenue Officer heads each Mandal. The Mandal Revenue Officer has considerable public inter face in his jurisdiction. The MRO assists the higher authorities in collecting information and conducting enquiries. He provides the basic information feedback to the district administration which would help in decision making at higher levels of Revenue administration.

 

 

 

            The installation of computers was taken up in three phases and covered 1128 Mandals in the state. At present each Mandal is having citizen inter face counter. Each citizen interface counter consists of display of citizen charter prominently at the entrance of the office. The officers who were assigned for duty in these counters meant for issue of basic certificates needed by the public. There are caste certificates, Income certificates, extracts of pahani/adangal/ 1 (B) register, possession certificates etc.

 

            At present there is no library or reading room available in the office for public service. The following Revenue laws, Acts and also the forms to issue various certificates are dealt at the Mandal level.

 

            1.The A.P. Water tax Act 1988

            2.The A.P. Water tax rules 1990

            3.The A.P. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks Act 1971

            4.The A.p. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks rules 1989

            5.The A.P. Land encroachment Act 1905

            6.The A.P. Land encroachment rules 1976

            7.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system Act 1997

            8.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system rules 1997

            9.The Election manual farmers’ orgnanisation

            10.The A.P. farmers’ rules organization 1997

            11.The A.P. assigned land prohibition Act 1977

            12.The A.P. L.R (COAH) Act 1973

            13.The A.P. agency rules

            14.The A.P. water, land and trees act 2002

            15.The A.P water, land and trees rules 2002

            16.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            Act 1976

            17.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            rules 1976

            18.The survey boundaries Act 1923

            19.The Manuals of registration of electros of local bodies

            20.The A.P Revenue Recovery Act 1864

            21.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development Act

                            1984

            22.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development

                            Rules 1985

 

FORMS

           

            1.Application for issue of integrated caste certificate

            2.Application for assignment of Govt/ceiling surplus land for

               agricultural purpose

            3.Application for grant of house site pattas

            4.Application for issue of certificates –date of birth and date of death

            5.Certified copies of pahani/adangal and 1 (B) register of ROR

            6.Application for sub division of fields/lands

            7.Application for effecting mutations under land records

            8.Application for issue of ration cards and also transfer of

                ration cards from one FP shop to another

            9.Application for issue of possession certificate for weaker section

            housing purpose

            10.Application for issue of income certificate

            11.I (A) claims for issue of pattadar pass books and title deeds

            12.Application forms relating to social welfare measures-

                National Family Benefit Scheme, Solatium Fund Scheme, Gruha

              Raksha Scheme, Apathbandu etc,

            13.Inspection forms of social welfare hostels, cinema halls, FP shops

            14.Applications for relief and rehabilitation measures relating to natural

                  calamities

            15.Forms relating to Alienation of lands, leases of lands

            16.Forms relating to electoral registrations

           

            The above forms and records are made available to the common public in the morning session (10 AM to 12 Noon) and in the evening session (3 PM to 5 PM). 

 

 

 

 

Sub-divisional Administration

 

            There are 81 Revenue sub divisions in the state. Each Revenue division is headed by Revenue Divisional officer in the rank of Dy. Collector or a sub collector in cadre of IAS. He is the sub divisional Magistrate having jurisdiction over his division. Each Revenue division consists of a few mandals whose performance is constantly monitored by the concerned divisional office. The Revenue Divisional Officer assist the higher authorities during field inspections and enquiries of public importance. 

 

            All the sub divisions were computerized in the state. The Revenue divisional officer is the appellate authority over the matters pertaining to in the Mandal Revenue Officer –ROR, Village Servants, and other matters of public importance. The Administrative officer of each sub division is responsible to maintain the records, registers various forms and Acts and rules.  

 

The following Revenue laws, Acts which were dealt at the sub-divisional level.

 

            1.The A.P. Water tax Act 1988

            2.The A.P. Water tax rules 1990

            3.The A.P. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks Act 1971

            4.The A.p. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks rules 1989

            5.The A.P. Land encroachment Act 1905

            6.The A.P. Land encroachment rules 1976

            7.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system Act 1997

            8.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system rules 1997

            9.The Election manual farmers’ orgnanisation

            10.The A.P. farmers’ rules organization 1997

            11.The A.P. assigned land prohibition Act 1977

            12.The A.P. L.R (COAH) Act 1973

            13.The A.P. agency rules

            14.The A.P. water, land and trees act 2002

            15.The A.P water, land and trees rules 2002

            16.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            Act 1976

            17.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            rules 1976

            18.The survey boundaries Act 1923

            19.The Manuals of registration of electros of local bodies

            20.The A.P Revenue Recovery Act 1864

            21.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development Act

                            1984

            22.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development

                            Rules 1985

            23.The A.P Land Grabbing (prohibition) Act 1982

            24.The A.P. Land Grabbing (prohibition) rules 1988

            25.The A.P. Land Grabbing (prohibition) special court regulations 1988

            26.The Indian Christians marriage Act 1872

            27.The A.P. Cinemas regulation rules 1962

            28.The A.P. Cinemas regulation act 1955

            29.The Inam abolition Act 1956

            30.The Indian stamp Act 1890

            31.The pawn brokers Act

            32.The Land Acquisition Act 1894 as amended by Act 68 of 1984

            33.The A.P. Agency rules

            34.The Estates abolition and conversion in Ryotwari 1948

            35.The A.P. Mines and Minerals concession rules 1966

            36.The A.P. Essential commodities and control orders

 

            The above forms and records are made available to the common public in the morning session (10 AM to 12 Noon) and in the evening session (3 PM to 5 PM). 

 

District Administration

 

            The Collectorates play a pivotal role in the district administration. There are 23 Collectorates in the state. A collector in the cadre of I.A.S., heads the district. He acts as the District Magistrates for maintaining the law and order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, scheduled areas/ agency areas, conduct of elections, grant of licenses of arms and explosives etc.

 

            A Joint Collector who also belongs to the IAS cadre runs the Revenue Administration concerning the subjects of Civil supplies, land matters, mines and minerals etc. The District Revenue Officer in the cadre of Spl.Gr.Dy. Collector assists the Collector, and Joint Collectors in discharging their duties he deals mainly the General Administration and he is vested with supervision of day to day functions of Collectorates.

           

            The District Revenue Officer is a chair person for the District Training Center established in all Collectorates.  The District Training Centers are the places for training various Government employees to improve their skills and efficiencies in discharging their duties and functions.

 

 

 

The following Revenue laws, Acts which were dealt at the District level

 

            1.The A.P. Water tax Act 1988

            2.The A.P. Water tax rules 1990

            3.The A.P. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks Act 1971

            4.The A.p. Rights in land and pattadar passbooks rules 1989

            5.The A.P. Land encroachment Act 1905

            6.The A.P. Land encroachment rules 1976

            7.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system Act 1997

            8.The A.P. farmers’ management of irrigation system rules 1997

            9.The Election manual farmers’ orgnanisation

            10.The A.P. farmers’ rules organization 1997

            11.The A.P. assigned land prohibition Act 1977

            12.The A.P. L.R (COAH) Act 1973

            13.The A.P. agency rules

            14.The A.P. water, land and trees act 2002

            15.The A.P water, land and trees rules 2002

            16.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            Act 1976

            17.The A.P. occupants of Homesteads (conferment of owner ship)

                            rules 1976

            18.The survey boundaries Act 1923

            19.The Manuals of registration of electros of local bodies

            20.The A.P Revenue Recovery Act 1864

            21.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development Act

                            1984

            22.The A.P. irrigation, utilization and command area development

                            Rules 1985

            23.The A.P Land Grabbing (prohibition) Act 1982

            24.The A.P. Land Grabbing (prohibition) rules 1988

            25.The A.P. Land Grabbing (prohibition) special court regulations 1988

            26.The Indian Christians marriage Act 1872

            27.The A.P. Cinemas regulation rules 1962

            28.The A.P. Cinemas regulation act 1955

            29.The Inam abolition Act 1956

            30.The Indian stamp Act 1890

            31.The pawn brokers Act

            32.The Land Acquisition Act 1894 as amended by Act 68 of 1984

            33.The A.P. Agency rules