Department of Revenue, Government of Andhra Pradesh

1SurveyIs Field Demarcation of Land necessary before buying and Registering Land?Yes, before buying Land in any Sy. No in any Village, it is recommended that the Land in question is surveyed, since it gives the exact measurement. It will be entered in the Registered Document and the buyer would not be put to monetary Loss.
2SurveyWhat is the Fees to be paid when a Private Party applies for Demarcation of Field Boundaries in Villages? The fees prescribed for demarcation upto 4 Sy Nos irrespective of extent is Rs 100/-. It should be remitted in any nearest SBH Branch,/Sub-Treasury Office, under the following Head of Account. 0029 Land Revenue. 106 Other Receipts 01 Survey, Settlement Charges.
3SurveyWhat is the Fees to be paid when a Private Party applies for Appeal on Demarcation of Field Boundaries in Villages? For all appeals the Fee and the Head of Account is same as above.
4SurveyHow to apply for Copy of Panchanama after the demarcation of the Field ?On completion of demarcation the applicant may get copy of the Panchanama conducted by representing on a paper with required Stamp fee of about Rs 2/-, before the concerned MRO/AD as the case may be.They also have to supply Folio papers.
5SurveyWhat are the Documents that have to be enclosed when a Private Party applies for Demarcation of Field Boundaries in Villages?The applicant Land Holders/Pattedars intending to get their Lands demarcated have to file an application for demarcation before the M.R.O concerned along with the following papers. The Certified Copy of the Sy. No. for which demarcation is required. This copy should be issued by the M.R.O and should be for the current year. or Attested copy of the Pattedar Pass Book. or Attested Copy of the Registered Sale Deed.
6SurveyHow to apply for certified copies of public documents / survey records in Districts?The Parties have to apply before the concerned M.R.O for F.M.B / Extract of village map. They have to apply before A.D.S& LRs of the concerned Dist. for Tippon / Extract of village map (Telangana Region).The fees will be same as for demarcation and the method is also same
7SurveyHow to apply for certified copies of T.S.L.R & Town Survey Sketches (Record of Measurements) ROM in Hyderabad ?The parties have to approach the Office of DD, Hyd. for this purpose. Certified copies of Town Survey sketches (ROMs) and Town Survey Land Register are being issued to the private parties and other organisations on requisition. Following procedure is being followed for issue of certified copies of T.S.L.R and R.O.Ms. The applicants have to file an application by affixing Rs.2/- Court Fees stamp along with challan for Rs.110/- remitted in the S.B.H. under the following Head of Account, HEAD OF ACCOUNT 0029 - Land Revenue 106 - Survey Settlement Operations 01 - Survey Settlement Operations. Folios stamp papers copies of title documents showing their title / claim over the properties in question and an Affidavit duly notarised. After scrutiny of the documents filed by the applicants, the extracts of T.S.L.R. and copy of the R.O.M. in respect of the T.S.Nos, requisitioned by the private parties will be issued.
8SurveyHow to apply for Demarcation of boundaries in Hyderabad?Public have to approach DD, Hyd. office for demarcation of the boundaries of T.S.Nos. In such cases also the procedure explained for above question will be followed. In these cases, the surveyor will issue notices to the neighbouring land holders before taking up demarcation of the boundaries of T.S.Nos, informing them the date of survey .Demarcation of the boundaries will be taken up in the presence of the applicant and the neighbouring land holders and after demarcation,the boundaries of the properties will be shown to them.He will also conduct panchanama in support of conducting survey and showing the boundaries of the properties to the applicant and others.
9SurveyHow to get Certified Copy of Maps of different categories?The certified copies of Village Maps/ Mandal Maps etc can be got from Dy Director, Central Survey Office, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad, by filing an application along with the cost of the map.The cost of the map is fixed by the Central Survey Office according to the size of the map and the cash can be remitted in the Cash Counter of Central Survey Office. The present cost of AO size map is Rs. 200/-
10SurveyWhat is Agency Survey?Clarification: The scheme of surveying the unsurveyed tracts in Tribal areas of the State and preparing uptodate basic land records has been taken as a State Plan scheme by the Govt. of A.P during the VII Plan period as a part of Integrated Tribal Development Programme aimed at general socio-economic development of Tribals in the State.The scheme had commenced in 1986-1987 and continued upto 1996-97. The agency area sub-division work done by special Survey units from 1986-87 to 1996-97 is as under S.No District Area in Acres 1. Vishakapatnam 1,94,376 2. Srikakulam 39,973 3. Vizianagaram 83,648 4. East Godavari 67,759 5. Adilabad Scheduled Villages 2,95,587 6. Non-Scheduled Villages 89,972 7. Khammam. 2,07,971 Warangal 34,242 Total 10,13,528
11SurveyWhat is the object of the abolition of Estates in Andhra Area?To eliminate the intermediaries between the Government and the ryots and also to improve the Socio Economic Status of the people of the Region/Area.
12SurveyWhen the A.P. (AA) Estates (Abolition & Conversion into Ryotwari) Act, 1948 came into force and what is the effect of abolition of an Estate?This Act came into force w.e.f. 19-4-1949. ii) The effect of abolition of an estate is that the entire estate shall stand transferred and vested in the Government free of all encumbrances. It envisages acquisition of the rights of landholders and introduction of ryotwari settlement in such estates. iii) Every ryot who acquired occupancy rights (Kudivaram) prior to 1-7-1945 in respect of ryoti lands shall be entitled to a ryotwari patta U/s. 11(a) of the Act. iv) Similarly the Estatedar is entitled to a ryotwari patta for the private lands, which are under his personal cultivation prior to 1-7-1939 under Sec. 15 read with sections 12 to 14 of the Act.
13SurveyUnder what provision estate will be taken over? Under Section 1(4) of the E.A. Act, 1948 any Inam Estate, Zamin Estate or Under-Tenure estate will be taken over by Government.
14SurveyWill there be survey after taking over the Estate?Yes, the entire estate will be surveyed as per Survey & Boundaries Act, 1923 vide Sec.21 of the E.A. Act, 1948.
15SurveyWhat will be the process after survey is completed?During the course of survey, Survey Officer prepares the Survey Land Register containing the details of the present enjoyer and also prepares the Classification Register showing the present Survey number and classification as fixed by the Survey staff. On receipt of the above survey records, the Settlement authorities will issue Settlement Notification Under Sec.22 of the E.A. Act embodying the principles to be effected for taking up of Settlement of the area i.e. grant of patta etc.
16SurveyWho will grant ryotwari patta?The Settlement Officer (original authority) will grant ryotwari patta either on application or suo motu based on records prepared by subordinate staff. After abolition of the posts of Settlement Officers w.e.f. 30-9-1990, the Joint Collectors in Andhra Region were appointed as Settlement Officers.
17SurveyWhat are the relevant sections of the Act for grant of ryotwari patta?Sec.11(a): Grant of ryhotwari patta to a ryot inducted prior to 1-7-1945. Sec.11(pro): Grant of ryotwari patta to ryots inducted subsequent to 1-7-1945. Sec.11(b): Grant of patta to all lanka lands, on occupation of the ryot or his predecessor continuously since 1-7-1939. Sec.12 to 14 & 15: Grant of ryotwari patta to landholder or Zamindar for personal cultivation. Possession to be proved since 1-7-1939. Sec.17: Grant of ryotwari patta to service tenure lands. Sec.56: A dispute between two claimants is to be decided as to who is lawful ryot. Sec.63: To decide whether the land is Forest or not.
18SurveyWhat is the time limit required for filing the claim petitions before the Settlement Officer for grant of ryotwari patta?Claim petitions can be filed before the Settlement Officer after notified date (taking over of the Estate) of the estate but before the ryotwari settlement is effected under Sec.22 of the Act. If the ryotwari settlement has already been effected in the village, claims can be filed within 30 days from the date of issuance of ryowari patta Rules, 1974 in, Revenue (J) Dept., dt.16-1-1974.
19SurveyWhat are the conditions to be satisfied under E.A. Act, 1948 for grant of ryotwari patta?i) Land should be ryoti land; ii) Land must be held under landholder on condition of payment of rent.Claimant should hold a patta: iii) Claimant should hold the land for agriculture purpose only; iv) Claimant should have been lawfully inducted into possession of the land prior to 1-7-45 and continuously be in possession on notified date.
20SurveyWho are the Appellate Authorities?Against the orders of the Settlement Officer, Revision lies to the Director of Settlements and further revision against the orders of Director of Settlements lies to Commissioner Appeals whose orders are final under Sec.11 (a).
21SurveyIs there any Compensation payable to the landholder in lieu of the estate taken over by the Government?Yes, after completion of Settlement operations, compensation will be paid to the landholder in accordance with Sec.39 of the E.A. Act ,Tasdic Allowance will be paid perpetually to the Institutions.
22SurveyWhat is meant by Jagir?Jagir is a free grant given by Ruler to the Feudal Lords in consideration of their work done in favour of the Ruler.
23SurveyUnder what Law the Jagirs were abolished?Previously there were 967 Jagirs in the erstwhile Hyderabad State. All these Jagirs were abolished under the Hyderabad (Abolition of Jagirs) Regulation 1358 Fasli.
24SurveyWhat are the main objects in abolition of Jagirs?The main object of abolition of Jagirs is to upgrade the Social Status of the agriculturists on par with those of other parts of Andhra Pradesh and to develop the economic and social conditions of the under-developed area which was under the control of His Excellency the Nizam of Hyderabad.
25SurveyWhat is the Compensation to be given to the Jagirdari and their Jagirs were taken over by the Government?The compensation was paid in the shape of commutation sum to the Jagirdars under Jagir Commutation Regulation 1359 Fasli,in respect of Religious and Charitable Institutions, which were held by Jagirdars, the compensation will also be paid in the shape of Mahal-e-Shart.
26SurveyIs there is any provision for sanction of pension etc. to the Ex.-Jagir employees?Under Hyderabad Jagir Employees Pension and Gratuity Rules, 1359 Fasli, the Ex. Jagir Employees and their Widows are paid the service pension and compassionate pension.
27SurveyWho is Appellate authority in respect of the commutation fixed by the Jagir Administrator i.e. Director of Settlements?The Chief Commissioner of Land Administration is the competent authority to revise the commutation award passed by the Jagir Administrator.
28SurveyWho is Appellate authority in respect of the commutation fixed by the Jagir Administrator i.e. Director of Settlements?The Chief Commissioner of Land Administration is the competent authority to revise the commutation award passed by the Jagir Administrator.
29SurveyWhat are the objectives of Regulations 1/69, 2/69 and 2/70?In order to uplift the Tribals of the Agency Areas, Survey & Settlement operations work under taken in the Agency Areas lying in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Nugur and Bhadrachalam taluks of Khammam district of Andhra Region. After coming into force of the A.P. Regulations 1/69, 2/69 and 2/70, three tenures viz., Malguzari, Muttadari and Estate prevailing in these areas have been converted into ryotwari and the system of intermediaries i.e. Mahaldar, Muttadar and Zamindar between the Government and tillers (ryots) were abolished. The details of the three Regulations are as follows:- i) Andhra Pradesh Mahals (Abolition and Conversion into Ryotwari) Regulation 1969 (A.P. Regulation 1/69):- This Regulation was made for abolition of Mahals in the scheduled areas of Nugur, Albaka and Cherla in Khammam district and conversion thereof into ryotwari lands. It came into force w.e.f. 26-12-1970. ii) Andhra Pradesh Muttas (Abolition and Conversion into Ryotwari) Regulation 1969 (A.P. Regulation 2/69): - This Regulation was made for abolition of Muttas in certain scheduled areas i.e. Paderu in Visakhapatnam district and Rampachodavaram in East Godavari district. It came into force w.e.f.26-12-1970. iii) Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Areas Ryotwari Settlement Regulation 1970 (A.P. Regulation 2/70):- This Regulation provides for ryotwari Settlement of certain lands in the scheduled areas in Andhra Area in respect of which no settlement has been effected i.e. part of Khammam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari districts. It came into force w.e.f.1-7-1971.
30SurveyWhat are the benefits of Survey, Settlement operations in Agency areas?All the above Regulations are intended for the upliftment of Tribals and non-tribals who are living in the Agency Area. The following are main benefits of Survey and Settlement operations in the agency area: - i) The exact extent of lands held by each tribal ryot and their correct location will be known; ii) Individual land will be assessed to reasonable appropriate rates of assessment; iii) Ryotwari pattas will be issued to each individual tribal ryot for the lands declared to have been held by him and security of possession of lands gets ensured; iv) The grant of ryotwari patta will enable the tribals to get title over the land and thereby secure loans and other facilities by hypothecating their lands.
31SurveyWhat are the conditions for grant of patta under the above three Regulations?The tribal ryot has to prove his continuous and lawful possession over the claim land for a period of one year immediately before the notified date: The non-tribal ryot has to prove his continuous possession for a period of (8) years immediately before the notified date. The non-tribal ryot has also to prove that his possession and occupation over the claim land was not void or illegal under A.P. Scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulation 1959 (Regulation 1/59) or any other law for the time being in force.
32SurveyWho are the original authorities for grant of ryotwari pattas to ryots under Agency Regulations 1/69, 2/69 and 2/70?Under Agency Regulations 1/69, 2/69 and 2/70 in Agency areas, Assistant Collector/Sub-Collector/Revenue Divisional Officers who are Settlement Officers are the original authorities for grant of ryotwari patta.
33SurveyWhat are the relevant sections of the Regulations for grant of patta by the Settlement Officer?A.P. Regulation 1/69: Sec.8: Grant of ryotawari patta to the ryot as well as to the landholder; A.P.Regulation2/69: Sec.8: Grant of ryotwari patta to the ryots as well as to the landholder. A.P. Regulation 2/70: Sec.9 (1): Grant of ryowari patta to the ryots.
34SurveyWho are the appellate authorities under the above three Regulations?Against the orders of the Assistant Collector/ Sub-Collector/Revenue Divisional Officer under A.P. Regulations 1/69 and 2/70, appeal lies to the Director of Settlements, whereas on the order of the Revenue Divisional Officer under Regulation 2/69, the appeal lies to the Joint Collector of concerned district i.e. Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts. Further, against the orders of the Director of Settlements under Regulations 1/69 and 2/70 and also against the orders of the Joint Collectors under Regulation 2/69 appeal lies to the Commissioner Appeals.