Integration of Revenue and Village Establishments

Formerly, the Village and the Revenue establishments were two separate and distinct services in the Revenue Department. As a result, the Village Officials never had an opportunity to work in a Revenue Establishment like Collectorate, Taluk Office, Revenue Board etc and vice-versa. The third Pay Revision Commission headed by Sri. N. Chandrabhanu IAS, former Chief Secretary, in 1978 recommended for the integration of these two establishments into one, as a result of which the Village and Revenue Services were integrated and common Revenue Service was formed in the year 1984.

Revenue Board

The Revenue Board came into existence in the year 1957 as per the Board of Revenue Act, 1957. The Board consisted of 5 members who were officers in IAS cadre. The decision making authority for all matters related to Revenue was vested in the board of 5 members. Departments such as Sales Tax, Excise, Civil Supplies and Motor Vehicles were under the direct control of Revenue Board. The decision of the Board was final and could be superseded only by the Cabinet. The Board of Revenue was abolished with effect from 01.07.1997 and Commissionerate of Land Revenue was formed under the Land Revenue Commissioner. This reorganization provided a facelift to the Department. .

Re- Constitution

1) The post of Village officers were upgraded to that of Head Clerk/ Revenue Inspector.

2) Post of Tahsildar(LR) was formed in all Taluks, equivalent to Tahsildars

3) Abolished the post of Farka Revenue Inspectors (163) and created the same number of posts of Deputy Tahsildars.

4) A clerk and LGS posts were created in all Kasaba villages.

5) Suit and inspection wings were started in CLR & all District Collectorates.

6) The Deputy Collector posts for RR & LA were created in all Districts.

7) More units are formed for the purpose of effective revenue recovery.

8) Retained 1733 posts in Revenue Department through redistribution.