Agricultural Land Assignment:
Land less poor persons of the village
will be given Government wasteland for cultivation. Besides land less poor,
Ex-servicemen, victims of natural calamities will also be assigned land. Within Six months of the assignment of land
the assignee should cultivate the land. An assignee cannot sell assigned land
the following persons are eligible for
assignment of Government wastelands
poor whose annual income does not exceed Rs. 11000.
sufferers, who participated in freedom struggle
of the above category people can be assigned a maximum extent of 2 ˝ Acres,
in case wetland and 5 Acres in case of dry land. In case of landless poor, the total extent
under their possession after assignment should not exceed 2 1/2 acres of
wetland and 5 acres of dry lands. However there is no such limitation for
political sufferers and ex-service men.
The landless poor, who want Government
land to be assigned, have to file a request to the Mandal
Revenue Officer. The Mandal Revenue Officer after verification of the case,
will forward the same to the Assignment Committee. The decision of Committee either, approval
or rejection will be final. In case it
is approved, the assignee will be issued a patta
The decision of Committee either,
approval or rejection will be final.
In case it is approved, the assignee will be issued a patta certificate.
The MRO will send a list of
assignees to the AD (Survey, Settlement and Land Records) for subdivision and
issue of Supplementary Sethwar and Final Check
Memo. The changes will be updated in
Amendment Register in the MRO office only after receipt of Supplementary Sethwar and Final Check Memo. The Pahani will
be updated through the Amendment Register only after the receipt Final Check
Memo (FCM) from the AD (SS & LR).
Generally, the final check memo will be sent much later after the
Supplementary Sethwar has been sent due to
If the assigned lands are cultivated
before the changes are made in the Amendment Register and the Pahani, such information is recorded in the Pahani as Government lands being cultivated with
permission and waiting for Supplementary Sethwar. For such cases, water penalty will not be
levied though the water is drawn from Government sources for cultivation
before the changes are made in the Amendment Register.
Political sufferers have to file
a request concerned District Collector with the documents supporting proof
for political suffering. The Collector will forward the same to the concerned
MRO who will examine and put up the same before the Assignment Committee. The
remaining process of Assignment of land is taken up as in the case of the
land less poor.
The Ex-servicemen also have to follow
the same procedure as mentioned in case of political sufferers. The
supporting documents indicating that they are EX-servicemen have to be
The lands such as tank beds,
reserve forests and reserved for schools, hospitals, burial grounds, etc,
cannot be assigned. Such lands are
entered in the prohibitory Order Book.
Assignment Committee consists of the concerned MRO, One Superintendent from
the Collectorate or who ever is
deputed by the District Collector and the Public Representatives, such as
local MLA and the President of Mandal Praja Parishad.
House less poor persons of the village will
be given Government wasteland for house sites. Besides land less poor,
Ex-servicemen, victims of natural calamities will also be given house site.
An assignee cannot sell assigned house site to others.
for house sites is done in the following methods
is a Government
like Gutta Poramboke, Grama Kantham etc for which MRO
is competent to issue House site pattas.
Lands—These are all Government vacant lands like Grazing Lands, Grave Yards,
Road Poramboke, Channel Poramboke,
Tank Poramboke, School Poramboke
etc. ie Lands other than agricultural waste lands
for which generally RDO (depending on the rules in force and the said lands
are not entered in the prohibition register) is competent to change
classification and instruct MRO to issue house site Pattas.
Lands--- Surplus Lands are all vacant Government lands fetched under Land
Ceiling Act. RDO is competent to change classification and instruct MRO to
issue house site pattas.
Acquisition is Land acquired by the Government for house sites purpose using
social welfare funds.
Certain lands that there is salt-water
availability and are close to the seacoast are called Brackish Water
Lands. Government prohibits assignment
of Brackish water.
Where the land revenue is in
arrears, Government will take steps to realize the same under Revenue
Recovery Act. One of the steps for recovery is to attach the lands in
question and dispose them by public auction. Some time there may not be any
bid at the time of sale on account of understanding among the riots or for
other causes. In such cases lands are purchased on behalf of the Government
at a nominal price. As per BSO-45 (4) the Collector is competent to
sanction/reassign the bought-in-Lands.
of Govt. land means grant of land at the disposal of Government to
individuals / Institutions and firms either on payment of value or free of
cost. B.S.O. 15 contains the basic rules and regulations. Govt. lands which
are classified as Assessed and Unassessed waste
lands which are prima facie unobjectionable for assignment and porambokes which are prima facie unobjectionable can be
assigned after duly following the prescribed procedure. The following
categories of lands are prohibited from assignment.
Tank beds, foreshore
of tank beds, cattle stand, burial grounds, grazing grounds, lands reserved for depressed classes or for any public
Watercourse porambokes, lands in the
vicinity of reserved forests, lands containing topes or valuable trees, lands
within cantonment limits, lands reserved u/s 26 of
Forest Act, lands within Port limits, lands in the vicinity of Railway
Stations, Aerodromes or landing grounds, lands containing minerals, quarries
etc, lands within the flood banks of rivers padugais.
Govt. lands in towns, municipalities, District Headquarters
and within periphery of one mile (G.O.Ms.No.1122,
Rev.29-6-61, read with G.O.Ms.No.1409, Rev. dt.19-8-78).
alienation of tank bed lands should not be done without the prior permission
of CCLA / Government.
Govt. lands free of cost to State undertakings / public institutions, coop
institutions market committees is prohibited vide G.O.Ms.No.700, Rev 20-6-86.
OF BAN :The ban on assignment of Govt. lands at mandal headquarters within 2 Kms
from their periphery is lifted (G.O.Ms.No.634 dt.2-7-90.)
The ban on assignment of Govt. lands, within 5 Kms
from High Water mark is lifted (G.O.Ms.No.625. dt. 29-6-90)
The existing concession of granting land free of cost to Gram Panchayats, M.P.Ps and Z.P.Ps and Municipalities will be continued.
The authority competent to assign the lands is the Mandal Revenue Officer upto 2.5
acres of wet land or Ac.5.00 of dry land to land less poor persons. All other
cases should be referred to the appropriate authority for orders, basing on
the value of the land.
LESS POOR :
The Govt. have recently issued orders
defining the land less poor person as follows : Landless poor person is one
who does not own or has share in ancestral or acquired
land in excess of Ac.2.50 of wet land or 5.00 of dry land and also person
engaged in agricultural. operations
having a total income of less than Rs.11,000/- per annum including the income
of all family members. The term family members does not include Married son
for the purpose of assignment though they may be staying at parental abode
and the same roof. [G.O.Ms.1019, Rev. (Asn.I) Dept.
In addition the following persons are eligible.
Jawans discharged on compassionate/Medical grounds
after 5 years of service.
Coop. societies consisting of landless poor persons
who have participated in one of the 8 freedom movements organised
by the Indian National Congress remained underground but did not suffer
imprisonment provided they were proclaimed offenders of those on whom the
award of arrest was announced but were not arrested or persons whose
detention orders were issued but not served for a period of not less than 6
months and also Martyrs be declared as political sufferers for the purposes
of assignment of Govt. lands under the scheme. List of political sufferers
was already compiled by the District Collectors. It has to be ensured whether
the applicant is registered in the list of political suffers and if so
whether he is allotted land previously before
considering the request and processing it. Political sufferers are eligible
for assignment of govt. land upto Ac.5.00 of wet or
Ac.10.00 of dry land (G.O.Ms.No. 946 Rev. Dept. Dt. 26-7-79) Govt. in G.O.Ms.
No. 185 Rev. Department dated 11.3.1997 issued the following revised
guidelines for assignment of lands to the political sufferers.
Agricultural land in
and Rangareddy districts cannot be assigned to
Freedom fighters as the land in these districts is required for Government
purpose. In other districts, wherever land is available, it will be assigned
as per existing scales/rules.
Assignment of land for agricultural purpose shall not be considered unless
the land is available in the native village of the Freedom Fighter, where it
is not required for any public purpose and house sites.
Assignment of land for house sites will be made to persons (ie. individual freedom fighters), but not to the Society
of Freedom Fighters. The house site pattas are
inheritable. The Freedom Fighters are not entitled to alienate the lands.
Requests of the spouse of the freedom fighter, who expired
may be considered later. Children/legal heirs of the freedom fighters are not
eligible for allotment of house sites.
A maximum extent of 300 Sq. Yards may be allotted as house site to the
freedom fighters anywhere in the State. Orders Sanctioning freedom fighters'
pension may be taken as the basis for allotment of house sites. Fresh Jail
Certificates need not be insisted upon.
For the purpose of allotment of house sites, the region may be taken as a
unit instead of District ie. a
freedom fighter can apply for house site in his native region (Telangana, Andhra or Rayalaseema).
Transfer of names of freedom fighters from their respective districts to
districts like Visakhapatnam Rangareddy
and other urban areas is banned.
Amendments to BSOs:
to B.S.O 15(10)(2).
landless poor applicants preference shall be given to landless persons. As
between Sivaijamadar and non-sivaijamadar
a sivaijamadar local resident agricultural labourer who is dependant on agriculture only and who
owns no land at all except the land under occupation shall be given
preference. The Land holding of the existing sivaijamadars
who are in possession of Ac.2.50 of wet or Ac.5.00 of dry including the land
owned by the family can be regularised and sivaijamadars who are in occupation of the land over and above
the limits should be evicted and the land assigned to landless poor persons.
: Agrl lands which are under
projects and which receive water from Govt. irrigation source for a period of
not less than 5 months in a fasli year shall be
treated as "Wet". All other lands shall be treated as dry.
to B.S.O 15 Para - 1.
M.R.O is competent to assign lands to landless poor applicants subject to the
limit specified in B.S.O 15-2-11.
to B.S.O 15-10-1.
landless poor persons within the Mandal limits can
be considered. The requirement of residence of the applicant in the village
where lands assigned are located need not necessarily be taken as a sole
requisite for determining eligibility. Among the eligible land less poor
first preference shall be given to the local landless poor. Second preference
to landless poor of adjoining villages and third to the land less poor
persons within the Revenue Mandal.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING AND GRANT OF PATTA:
Application on plain paper can be accepted and entered in Dharakhast register.
The land applied for should be verified whether it is prima facie available
A. 1 notice should be published.
After the publication, A. memorandum should be prepared by the
Mandal Revenue Inspector (MRI) and sent
in duplicate with A.I notice. and a sketch.
The resolution of Gram
Panchayat should be
In case of
Poramboke land ayan
conversion proposals have to be sent to RDO. concerned.
In case of trees and structures on the ground,
notice in Form C.I for recovery of value of trees/structures shall be served
on the applicant.
Assignment Committee concerned shall recommend the case by a resolution.
Lands assigned are subject to the conditions laid down by the Govt. and as
prescribed in B.S.O. The land assigned is heritable but not alienable. The
assignment is liable for cancellation for violation of conditions.
From every original decision of assignment of
the MRO or Divisional Officer one appeal is allowed within 30 days to the
Divisional Officer and Collector respectively and within 90 days from the
date of decision of the Collector to the CCLA. A revision to the Collector
against the orders of RDO in appeal is also allowed. All appeals should be
stamped with court fee label of Rs.5/-.