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Chapter 9 of Punjab Land Records Manual

(Replace standing order No.22, original issue, dated 3rd August 1909, 1st reprint, dated 4th June, 1912; 2nd reprint, dated 21st November, 1921.

In connection with this chapter, Chapter IX of the Land Administration Manual should be read.)

9.1  The date on which the inspection of each harvest shall commence may be fixed for each district by the Commissioner as its special circumstances may require. But in the absence of any special order, the inspection of each harvest shall commence as follows:-

Kharif                                   --------1st October.


Rabi                                       --------1st March.

Date on which inspection of each harvest should begin - Besides, if extra rabi crops, such as melons and tobacco, are grown, which cannot be observed in March, the patwari shall make a inspection of these immediately after the 15th April. When for any reason the ripening of the crop is later than usual, the Deputy Commissioner may postpone the inspection for a period not exceeding fifteen days.

9.2.  Form of the khasra girdawari with instruction  - The form of the khasra girdawari, or harvest inspection book, with instruction regarding the entries to be made in it, is given below:-

Khasra Girdawari or Harvest inspection book.

Khasra No.     Owner (Written      Cultivator        Area   Classification

                        short with               with rent                     of land accord.  

                        jamabandi No.        (written                       to the last

                                             short with                     jamabandi



    1.                     2.                            3.                   4.            5.



Kharif Crop                          Rabi crop with umber of fruit-   Changes

                                               bearing trees                               of rights


                                                                                                  and rent.

Cultivated     Uncultivated     Cultivated       Uncultivated

      6.                  7.                        8.                      9.                        10.


Kharif Crop                             Rabi crop with umber     Changes of  right

                                                 of fruit-bearing trees       possession and


Cultivated     Uncultivated      Cultivated   Uncultivated

      11.                 12.                      13.                14.                 15. 


Kharif Crop                             Rabi crop with umber     Changes of  right

                                                 of fruit-bearing trees       possession and


Cultivated     Uncultivated      Cultivated   Uncultivated

      16.                 17.                      18.                19.                 20. 


Kharif Crop                             Rabi crop with umber     Changes of  right

                                                 of fruit-bearing trees       possession and


Cultivated     Uncultivated      Cultivated   Uncultivated

      21.                 22.                      23.                24.                 25. 


Kharif Crop                             Rabi crop with umber     Changes of  right

                                                 of fruit-bearing trees       possession and


Cultivated     Uncultivated      Cultivated   Uncultivated

      26.                 27.                      28.                29.                 30. 

N.B.-1.  Cultivated area includes area sown with different crops in that harvest and the areaunder current fallows, i.e. 'khali'(area sown under different crops is to be shown distinctly and separately for each crop).
2.  Uncultivated area includes (1) Forest, (2) Baren and unculturable (3) Land put to non-agricultural uses (4) culturable waste, (5) Permanent pastures and groves not included in the Net Area sown and (7) other fallows. (If any portion of forest land is not actually wooded, but put to some agricultural use that portion shall be included under the appropriate heading of cultivated or uncultivated land).
3.  Survey number means the field or khasra number given to the field in the village map.
4.  Khewat numner (also called Patta number of jamabandi number) means the number of owners holdings.
5.  Khatauni Number means the number of the holding (Khata) of the person responsible for the cultivation.
6.  Tenure denotes the relationship between the Government and the holder of the land , e.g.  Zamindari Raiyatwari, Inam, etc.
7.  Tenancy denotes the relationship between the Government and the holder of the land and the cultivator, e.g. Khudkhast, batai.
8.  Cutivators holding may be defined as all land that is used wholly or party for agricultural production and is cultivated along or with the assistance of others without regard to ownership, size, or location.
9.  'Forest' denotes all actually forested areas on the lands classed or administered as forest under any legal enactment dealing with forests whether state-owned or private.  If any portion of such land is not actually wooded, but put to some agricultural use, that portion shall be included under the appropriate heading of cultivated or uncultivated land .
10.  Current fallowes (Also called khali) denote lands which are left fallow during the current year (i.e. Kharif and Rabi harvests of that year), only.
11.  'Other fallows' (Also called banjar jaded) denotes all lands which were taken up for cultivation, but are temporarily out of the cultivation for a period of not less than one year and not more than five years.
12.  Cuturable waste (Also called Banjar qudim) denotes all lands available for cultivation whether not taken up for the cultivation or abandoned for more than five years for one reason or other. Such lands may be either fallow or covered with shrubs and jungles which are not put to any use. They may be assessed or unassessed and may lie in isolated blocks or within cultivated for five years in succession shall also be included in this category, at the end of the five years.
13.  Barren and unculturable land (also called ghair-mum-kin) denotes all barren and unculturable land like mountains, deserts, etc. Land which cannot be brought under cultivation unless at a high cost shall be classed unculturable, whether such land is isolated blocks or within cultivated holdings.
14.  Land put to non-agricultural use denotes all lands occupied by buildings roads and railways or under water, e.g. rivers and canals and other land put to uses other than agricultural.
15.  Permanent pastures and other grazing lands, whether they are permanent pastures and meadows or not Village common and grazing lands within forested areas, shall be included under this head.
16.  Miscelleneous tree crops and groves not included under net area sown denote all cultivated land, which is not included net area sown but is put to some agricultural use. Land under Casuriana trees thatching grass, bamboo bushes and other groves for fuel, etc. which are not included under orchards, shall be classed under this category.
17.  'Net area sown' dnotes the net area sown to crops, counting areas sown more than once in the same year only once.
18.  'Cultivated area' (also called raqba mazura) is the sum of net area sown and area under current fallows.
19.  'Gross cropped area' represents the sum of net sown area and area sown more than once in the year.
20.  'Net irrigated area' means the area irrigated from different sources, counting area irrigated  more than once in the same year only once.
21.  'Area of crops irrigated' denotes the gross irrigated area which is the sum of net irrigated area and irrigated more than once in the same year.
22.Normal yield should be computed as a moving average of the average yield per hectare obtained by the method of crop-cutting experiments based on the random sampling technique, wherever available, conducted during the preceding ten years.
23.  'Condition factor' denotes the condition of the crop in any season in terms of the Normal crop.
24.  Harvest price of a commodity may be defined as the average wholesale price at which the commodity is disposed of by the producer at the village site during the specified harvest period.
25.  At the end of the Rabi Girdawari while striking out pagewise and village wise total (i)the area irrigated more than once and (ii) the double cropped area should be shown separately.
26.  The canal irrigated areas should be shown separately for Government canals and private canals.
27.  The chahi irrigated areas should be shown in detail under (i) Government wells (ii) private wells, (iii) Government tube wells run with electricity  and (iv) Private tube wells run with mechanical power (oil engines).
28.  The areas irrigated by lifts or tanks should be shown separately from areas.
29.  Unirrigated areas should be classified as (a) Barani (dependent on rain) and (b) Sailab (Flooded or kept permanently moist by rivers).
30.  Irrigated areas should be classified as (i) Aabi (watered by (a) lift from tanks or jhils and (b) streams and springs and other sources which should be separately shown (ii) Nehri  (Irrigated from canals, whether Government or private), (iii) chahi (watered from wells and tube wells.
31.  In the case of chahi-nehri areas,the name of major source of irrigation should precede the supplementary source of irrigation, e.g. chahi-nehri where the major source of irrigation is a percolation well and the canal is a supplementary source. Nehri-chahi (where the major source of irrigation is a canal and the supplementary source is a percolation well.
32.The area  sown under cotton, sugarcane, maize tobacco, rice, bajra, potato, and wheat crop should be classified separately under Desi and improved varieties.
33.  If for two harvests in succession in a single year, no crop is sown in a field and no fruit-bearing trees are standing thereon, it should be entered as current fallow (khali) in the kharif and rabi harvests of that year and then as other fallow banjar jadid in the succeeding 8 harvests and thereafter is culturable waste (banjar qadim).

9.3  (i)  A new khasra girdawari shall be brought into use whenever a new quinquennial jamabandi has been prepared.

(ii).  Where tarafs or patties are chakwat and all fields included in the taraf or patti should be entered across the page above the entry of the first field included in it.

(iii).  In estates under fluctuating assessment, and else where, if considered desirable for special reasons, a new khasra girdawari may, if necessary be prepared each year. The form used in such cases should be as simple and brief possible. If not already sanctioned by the Financial Commissioner , it must be referred to the Director of Land Records for approval.

(iv.)  The ordinary form shouldbe used in the case of urban lands to which the Land Revenue Act applies.

In it both agricultural (Zarai) and urban (sakni) Land should be included. Land specially assessed as potential building land , ahould be classed as in the former, but distinguished from other agricultural land by the patwari in the usual way at the ordinary girdawari.

(v)  Column I. – The fields shall  usually be entered in the order of the field map (shajra kishtwar). New numbers of sub-divided  fields will be shown in the same place as the old number of the undivided field and not at the end of the khasra.

If it is necessary to re-numer  a field, this should be done as in the following example :-

If a field number, say 24, has been sub-divided into two, and the last number in the field-register of the village is 150, entry No.24 should be scored through and the new fields enter as 151/24 and 152/24 . Where a second sub-division takes place , the denominator number should simply be the numerator of the field which is again sub-divided. Thus , in the example; we should have first 151/24 then 185/151 and lastly, 201/185 from each of which, if necessary, it would be very easy to trace back to the old number. If field Nos. 31 and 32 have been joined into one field, the new entry may be 153/31 & 32 , 152 being the last number in the field register. In the estates, in which field numbers, have been assigned by killa numbers within rectangles instead of continuous series, the sub-divided numbers will be given new fields numbers within the same killa number.

Care must be taken not to increase numbers and sub-numbers needlessly. They should not be increased for temporary changes of cultivating possession, or because part of a field is cultivated and part uncultivated. Temporary changes of cultivation can be shown in the column headed Changes of rights, possession and rent, thus-

A.  Owner, 2 bighas/kanals/Ares.

2.   Tenant-at-will; 1 bighs/kanal/Are.

Similarly when part is cultivated and part uncultivated, the entry in the harvest column can be-

Khali,    I bigha                                                                                                   Kanal/Are

Wheat,  2 /ighas                                                                                                  Kanals/Are


Banjar jadid, I bigha/Kanal/Ares

Wheat, 2 bighas/Kanals/Ares

The chain should not be used for such measurements; they should be made by stepping or by rough estimate as may in each case be suitable.
(vi)  A circle in red ink should be used for such measurements; they should be made by stepping or by rough estimate as may in each case be suitable.
(vii).  A red ink entry without number will be made for every pakka survey mark or trijunction pillar or base line mark or international boundary pillars to following the field inspections the patwari should note whether the mark is in good repair.
(viii).  Column 3. – Rent should be entered as briefly as possible.
(ix).  Column 4.-  The areas in this column and in the crop column must be in figures and not in rakms.

(x).  Columns 6-9.

(a).  When a crop fails to germinate or dies, up or is destroyed by calamity of season, enter it as kharaba. Very careful attention must be given to partially failed crops, that is, crops of which is yield appears to be much below average. When the actual yield as a whole of the crop grown in one khasra number is estimated by careful inspection to be not more than is estimated by careful inspection to be not more than 75 percent. of the usual or average yield, then a deduction from the whole area of the crop should be made , for example, an inferior field of wheat , area 4 Kanals, may be returned as (Wheat 3 kanals, kharaba 1 kanal ), but this should done when the actual yield of the whole crop is estimated to be not more than 75 percent of the average, and the kharaba allowed should be only as much as is necessary to raise the whole crop of the area returned as under crop to the average of an ordinary harvest. The average yield is that adopted by the Settlement Officer at the previous settlement for the assessment circle in which the village is included, unless some other yield has been specially prescribed in the dastur-ul-amal or elsewhere. The crops for which average yields are not fixed at settlement are generally unimportant. The revenue officials concerned should be regarded as average in such cases. Where two or more distinct crops are grown separately in different portions of one khasra number, the above procedure should be applied separately to each of such distinct crops. Deductions for kharaba made under this instructions should , unless some other special local sale has been prescribed by proper authority, be entered as far as is reasonably practicable in accordance with the following scale taking 100 Paise as the average yield of a crop.:-

Yield more than 75 paise              --- No deduction.

Yield more than 50 paise             --- Deduct ¼ of the    

but not more than 75 paise            sown area

Yield more than 25 paise            --- Deduct ½  of the    

but not more than 50 paise            sown area

Yield more than 25 paise              --- Deduct whole

     sown area

Jowar  which fails in the year ; should be entered not as "jowar kaharaba" but as "chari pukhta" . The same details should be given for failed crops as for matured crops. Gowara, hemp, indigo and jantar crops, ploughed in as green manure should be recorded in the khasra girdawari as gowara hemp, indigo or janter, used as manure. They should be exempt from land revenue assessment provided they are ploughed in before 15th September . The concession shall be allowed only on canal irrigated area under fluctuating assessment. Where land revenue on such areas is assessed by the revenue patwaris, the following procedure should be adopted in this behalf:-

Zamindars shall not necessarily have to apply for this concession. As soon as green crop is ploughed in the patwari will be make a suitable note in the khasra girdawari and intimate the fact to the field kanungo , who  within 14 days of the date of receiving such intimation shall inspect the field and verify the patwar's note in the khasra. To verify this, the field kanungo should scrape away the soil at several places in thefield and satisfy himself that the whole crop and not merly the roots have been ploughed in as no remission is permissible if this crop is cut and only the roots are ploughed in. Revenue Officers should also make a point of checking some proportion of the green manure remission during partal and check of kharaba.

(b)  Enter the area of the crop , etc. below the soil description . Except for garden produce , smaller fractions than a biswa or ¼ kanal or 50 centares need not to be stated. In the case of mixed crops for which there is no separate column in the jinswar statement, enter the area of each crop by estimate.
(c)  In fields containing a well , note whether it is at work (jari) or out of use (uftada). If a new well has been made, note this.
(d)  In the village under ordinary thur, Sem Girdawari, the following instructions should be followed recording of damaged areas:-

(1).  At the time of each harvest, all those fields which may have been rendered unfit for cultivation due to thur, kallar, Reh or Sem , shall be entered in the khasra Girdawari by the patwari as Thur, kallar, Reh, or Sem as the case may be, along with the word khali. Similarly all the fields which have been rendered unfit for cultivation or grazing due to the action of Cho or deposits of sand in consequence of heavy floods , shall be entered by him as "Ghairmumkin Cho" or "Ghairmumkin-Sand" as the case may be.
(2).  Whenever a field affected by Thur, Kallar, Reh, Cho or Sand is sown with a crop which yields less than twenty-five percent of the normal yield, the entry shall be "Kharaba" together with the word Thur, Kallar, Reh Sem, Cho, or deposit of the Sand as the case may be.
(3).  Whenever a part of the field is affected by Thur, Kallar, Reh, Sem, Cho or deposit of Sand, only  the area affected thereby shall be taken into consideration.
(4).  All such fields shall be checked by the field kanungos as also, up to atr least fifteen per cent by the Tehsilar or Naib Tehsildar concerned . A specific note showing that such inspection had been made, shall be recorded by the inspecting officer, The Revenue Assistant or Sub Divisional Magistrate (Civil) shall also check the Giredawari of at least ten per cent of the villages which are affected by Thur, Kallar, Reh, Sem, Cho or deposit of Sand.
(5).  Where an entry is made in respect of such a field or part thereof successively for three harvests and similar entry has to be made in the fourth harvest also, the word "Banjaar Jadid" shall be substituted for "Khali" in the fourth harvest and if this entry persists further for four succeeding harvests, it shall be changed into Banjar Qadim in the eighth harvest. In the case of lands affected by Cho or deposit of sand, the entry shall continue to be "Ghairmumkin Cho" or Ghairmumkin Sand", as the case may be.
(6).  When any field or part thereof shown in the khasra Girdawari as "Banjar Jadid", Thur, Kallar, Reh or Sem or Banjar Qadim, Thur, Kallar, Reh or Sem or Ghairmimkin Cho or Ghairmimkin Sand, is again brought under cultivation, the entry in the Khasra Girdawari shall clearly show the crop sown.
   Provided that if the crop yields less than twenty five percent of the normal yield , it shall be shown as "kharaba".
(7).  The land-revenue of every field or part thereof, shown in khasra Girdawari as "Banjar Jadid/Qadim," Kallar, Reh, Sem Ghairmumkin Cho or Ghairmumkin Sand shall be remitted with effect from the rabi harvest and from the next Rabi harvest, if the entry is made in the kharif harvest.
(8).  The remission shall case and the assessment of land-revenue revived after the fiekd or part thereof relating to which the remission was granted, has produced four crops, each yielding more than 25 per cent of the normal yield . This revival of assessment of land-revenue shall take effect from the fifth harvest if it is Rabi and from the sixth harvest if the fifth harvest is kharif.
(9).  After the expiry  of Rabi harvest every year and within five days of the expiry of the Rabi Girdawari of the village, the patwari shall draw up a statement in form A showing all the fields numbers earning remission and another statement in Form C showing the field number meriting revival of assessment of land-revenue.
(10).  Every field Kanungo shall carry out a cent percent comparison of these statements with the relevant entries in the khasra girdawari and record a certificate thereon to that effect. The Tehsildar or Naib-Tehsildar concerned shall carry out a similar check of 25 per cent of the entries in Forms A and C. The Assistant Collector, first Grade and the Collector may, at any time carry out random checks of these forms.
(11).  After the statements in Forms A and C have been prepared and checked by the Revenue Officers, the same shall be forwarded to the Tehsildar concerned.
(12).  The Tehsildar shall have a consolidated statement prepared for his Tehsil in Form  B and submit it, together with the statements in Form A, to the collector by the 20th April each year.
(13).  On receipt of form B the Collector may remit the proposed lan-revenue if the total demand for remission for the Tehsil does not exceed Rs. 3,000 or suspend if it exceeds this limit and forward the proposal for remission to the Commissioner of the Division for sanction. The order of suspension or remission thus made by the Collector or the Commissioner , as the case may be, shall be initially conveyed to the Tehsildar, who shall give effect to it. The necessary changesin the Dhal Bachh and other relevant papers shall be made accordingly.
(14).  The patwari shall enter in his daily diary statement of all fields mentioned in Forms A and C for each village at the time of their submission to the Tehsildars.
(15).   A parcha in Form 'D' of the field number mentioned in form 'C' shall be delivered to the land-owner in the manner laid down for the service of summons in Sub-sections(1) and (2) od Section 90 of the Punjab Tenancy Act 1887.
(e)  In village under Thur  Sem-Girdawari, the following instruction should be followed regarding the recording of depth of water table of selected wells:-
The Patwari should select one or more pukka wells in each affected village, according to its size, record the name with khasra numbers of those wells in the Halat Dehi statement and during kharif girdawari in October every year measure the depth of water table from natural soil surface in those wells and record the measured depth in the Halat Dehi statement as well as in the remarks column of kharif jinswar of the village Note Book. The field kanungo of the circle and the Tehsil Revenue Officer concerned should invariably check the recorded depth of water table during harvest inspections and particularly mention the fact in their kharif Girdawari inspection notes. Any rise or fall in water table should also be reported in the Remarks column of the kharif jinswar.
(xi)  Column 10.-  When no change in the cultivating occupancy has occurred in the kharif the patwari should make a stroke of the pen across the oblong space provided for changes in the khasra from the left hand top corner to the right hand bottom corner, and another diagonal from the right hand top to the left hand bottom corner, if no change has occurred in the rabi.
Put a red cross in this column, or in column 15, or 20or 30 according to the year against a field, the boundaries or area of which have changed in such a manner that correction of the field map is required .
9.4.  The form of Khasra girdawari or harvest inspection book for colony towns and chaks with instructions regarding the entries to be made in it  is given below :-


   1           2                                                       3                                      4                           5      

Block No.  Khasra No.    Name of owner Name of tenant       Area accord.                                             

             or Site No.        in brief with           or occupier or rent   to the regtd.

                                          with khewat No.    payer(in brief)with   deed or acc-

                                                                        khatauni No.            ording to the

                                                                                                                                                                     original con-


 Year 19

   6                        7                   8                      9                10

Area given in           Class of site      Purpose for which   Name of       Amount       

the last jamabandi    accord. to the    the land was orig.   occupier        of rent

                                 last jamabandi   allotted.                  of rent payer   paid.

                                                                                           (in brief)

11                               12                                                           13

 Present Area    Purpose for which the land is used    Changes in ownership

14                    15               16                    17                                                  18

     Year 19                                                                                         Year 19                    Year19

Nam of occupier     Amount of    Present area   Purpose for     Changes in

or rent-payer            rent paid                             which the         ownership

(in brief)                                                              land is used

19                    20                 21                   22                                                           23

     Year 19                                                                                         Year 19                    Year19

Nam of occupier     Amount of    Present area   Purpose for     Changes in

or rent-payer            rent paid                             which the         ownership

(in brief)                                                              land is used

24                25            26       27            28               29

     Year 19                                                                                         Year 19                    Year19

Nam of occupier Amount of  Present   Purpose     Changes in      Nam of

or rent-payer       rent paid      area       for which    ownership       occupier

(in brief)                                               the land is                           rent-payer      

                                                             used                                    (in brief) 

Note:- This form shall be used where the land in colony towns and chaks has been built upon. The existing form of khasra girdawari (paragraph 9.2) will continue to be used in the case of land which is still culturable though situated within the limits of towns and chak.

A new khasra girdawari will be brought into use whenever a new quinquennial jamabandi has been prepared.



9.5.  Column 2.- The khasra number or site number will usually be entered in the order of the field map(shajra kishtwar). New numbers of the sub-divided sites will be shown in the same place as the old numbers of the undivided sites and not at the end of the khasra .For renumbering of site numbers the procedure given in the example under column 1 of the ordinary khasra girdawari from (Paragraph 9.3(vii) should be followed.
In case where blocks have their sites numbered serially blockwise, the number khasra or site number should be entered accordingly.
Column 4:-  The entries in this column will be the same as in column 6or 8 of the last jamabandi, as  the case may be.
Column 5:-  This column will be left blank when the area originally allotted has been divided or amalgated with other fields and separate field numbers have been given to it.
Column 9:-  In case the site is occupied by the owner the word maqbuza malik should be written. The person occupying the upper flat should be entered in this column also.
Column 10:-  In case the site is occupied by the owner, this column will be left blank. If the site is occupied by a tenant , the total amount of rent paid during the years, should be given.
Column 11:-  The area held by each tenant or occupier or rent-payer should be stated separately, in kanals, marlas and sarsahis or metric units.
Provided that where the holding is joint, it is not necessary to specify the exact share of each shareholder; and
Provided  thatwhere there is an upper flat the area of that flat will not be entered, but the words "Bala Khana " will be written against the names of the occupiers of that flat given in column no.9;
   Provided further, that where Government land is encroached upon , full details should always be given.
Column 13:-  The number of mutation and the names of the new owners should be entered in thos column.
The instructions for columns 14 to 18, 19 to 23, 24 to 28 and 29 to 33 are the same as in the case of instructions for columns 9 to 13.

9.6.  Patwari not to hinder agriculturists during harvest operations - When making the harvest inspection, the patwari must on on account hinder the harvest operations of any agriculturists.

9.7.  Rough tracing of field map to be used - In working over the fields, the patwari will carry in his hand his cloth copy of the field map.

9.8.  Entry  of crops and rights - The crops shall be entered in the Khasra girdawari as the inspection proceeds in the column provided for the purposes. The changes in rights, rents and possession will be noted in the appropriate column. And, where the boundaries or area of a field have changed in such a manner as to require a correction of the field map, the patwari shall make a rough measurements, sufficient for the crop entries.


9.9  Prevention of errors in Khasra Girdawari Register - The following subsidiary instructions shall be observed for preventing errors etc., in the khasra Girdawari.


(a)  The patwari shall supply a copy of the Fard Raftar to the Lambardar concerned. He should take with him the lambardar and the persons concerned at the time of his field to field inspection. An entry to the effect that harvest inspection was done in the presence of the particulars Lambardar and a few notable persons (mentioning their names) shall be made by him in his Roznamchawaqiati. The signatures of the Lambardar who accompanied the patwari shall be  obtained against this entry.
(b)  The patwari must enter in his diary a list of all field numbers in which any change of cultivating occupancy or rent has occurred in the following form:-
Changes in rent-field numbers so and so changes in cultivating occupancy-field  numbers so and place this list before the Field Kanungo at his next visit for verification . The numbers so entered will be verified by the Kanungo and totalled under his signatures.
But if the change is such as to necessitate an entry in the register of mutations it need not to be entered in the diary as well.
(c)  A patwari may alter an entry once made in the khasra Girdawari after making an entry in his diary during the crop inspection period, in the following circumstances:-
(a)  When all the interested parties agree to a change being made: and
(ii)  Where specific orders have been passed by a competent authority  regarding a change in the girdawari entry. In cases where any of the interested parties does not turn up before the patwari, but the change is verified by the persons present at the time of girdawari to his satisfaction he should make the necessary entry in the khasra girdawari as verified on the spot, but should record a note in his Roznamoha Waqiati giving reasons on the basis of which he was so satisfied. However, in cases in which the change is disputed the patwari should make a note of the entry regarding the rent or cultivation being disputed and also record a note to this effect in his "Roznamcha Waqiati" and put up a list of such cases before the Kanungo, at the time of the latter's visit for checking of girdawari . The Kanungo, will, then, refer the matter to the competent Revenue Officer for decision.
(d)  Whenever a patwari has to correct a typographical or clerical error in any entry once made in the khasra girdawri , he may, after making a note of such an error in his Roznamcha Waqiati, correct withred ink the error in question. All such entries shall be scrutinized by the Kanungo on his next visit. No such correction may however be made after the kachha papers of the harvest have been drawn or corrected.
(e)  The entry regarding crops in the khasra girdawari may be corrected by the patwar, during the girdawari inspection period after making a note to this effect in his diary and that may be endorsed by the supervisory Revenue Officers under their signatures.
(f)  At the time of attestation of the jamabandi or at an earlier stage, a Revenue Officer of the rank of a Naib-Tehsildar or above, may order the correction of a  wrong entry that has crept into the khasra girdawari after giving to the parties concerned an opportunity  of being heard. The corrected entries should be made in red ink.
9.9-A.  Competition of entries of  khasra Girdawari with the register of Canal Patwari - (i) At the conclusion of each girdawari in the canal-irrigated areas the local Revenue and Canal Patwaris shall compare their khasra girdawari registers by the 15th November in kharif harvest and by the 15th April, in Rabi harvest each year and, where undisputed, incorporate the correct area, crops and cultivating possession recorded by the one and left out by the other. The Revenue Patwari shall record a note to this effect in the following form in his daily diary of occurrences (Roznamcha Waqiati) and have it attested by the Canal Patwari in token of verification :-

Changes in  ownership, mortgage with possession, cultivating possession and area discovered during the girdawari of___________harvest________19   .


Enrry originally made by the patwari       Correct entry made after comparison


Area    Owner            Cultivating               Area    Owner            Cultivating

with     or mortgage    possession               with     or mortgage    possession

crop                                                            crop

1            2            3            4           5            1            2            3            4           5

(ii)  If a discrepancy detected by comparison is disputed , it will be reconciled by a joint inspection  of the area by the Local Naib- Tehsildar and the Canal Ziledar, under intimation to their respective superiors.

9.10.  Patwari to show the work done on each day's inspection  - At the end of each day's woek the patwari should total the pages completed. He should write at the top of each page the day on which the inspection  work recorded in it was done.

9.11.  Crop abstracts and their record and dispatch  - As  soon as the field inspection of a harvest is finished in any village, the patwari shall complete the crop abstract (jinswar), before commencing work in another village . When the field kanungo has seen the abstract and signed it, the patwari shall enter a copy of his jinswar register and dispatch the abstract to the office kanungo of the Tehsil. The field kanungo will satisfy himself that areas have been correctly converted into hectares from the local standard.

9.11-A.  Halat Dehi Statement  - As soon as the thur and sem girdawari of an affected village is completed, the patwari should prepare the Halat Dehi Statement from the khasra girdawari register, incorporate it in his register of thur and sem girdawari results and forward it to the Tehsil office Kanungo through the field. Kanungo , before undertaking the girdawari in the next village.

9.12.  Form of crop abstract - The form of the crop abstract (goshwaras of crop jinswar), with instructions for preparing it, is given in chapter 10 (agricultural statstics).

9.13.  Date of filing jinswar returns  - The returns of the kharif and rabi crops should reach the Tehsil within a month of the date on which girdawari commenced; those of the extra rabi containing canal irrigation.

An additional ten days  for filing crop abstracts may, if necessary, be allowed to patwaris of circles containing canal irrigation.

On receipt of the Halat Dehi Statements from the patwaris, the office kanungo shall prepare village-wise consolidated statement of the whole Tehsil and send one copy of it to the Sadar Kanungo or the Thur Em Kanungo of the district as the case may be. The Sadar Kanungo or thur, sem, kanungo shall prepare a consolidated statement of the statement of the whole district and submit the results on the prescribed form to the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Punjab, Thur, and Sem girdawari results for kharif harvest should reach the Financila Commissioners office before the 1st January and those for Rabi harvest before the 31st May, at the latest.

9.14.  Patwari's work in intervals between harvest inspections - On the compeletion of the kharif jinswars of his circle, the patwari shall prepare the bachh papers and write up the mutation registers, and then under the orders orders of the field kanungo, shall undertake any amendments of the field map or measurements that may be necessary. (See appendix VII to the Settlement Manual and chapter 4 of this Manual). This will be the ordinary course; but in rerian chaks it may be necessary to amend the survey before preparing the bachh and mutation papers. On the completion of the rabi girdawari, the patwari shall similarly first make any corrections that may be required in the bachh papers then write up the mutation registers, and afterwards set to work on the jamabandis that have to be prepared for the current year.


Hon'ble Revenue Minister


 Hon'ble Minister-In-Charge
 Sh. Bram Shanker Sharma (Jimpa)

Special Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management

Sh.  K A P Sinha, IAS

What's New

Regarding the simplification of the language used during the registration of property (Model Sale Deed Format)
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The Punjab Abadi Deh (Record of Rights) Rules, 2021
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The Registration (Punjab Amendment) Act. 2020
The Punjab Land Revenue (Amendment) Act. 2020
Resumption of Registration Work, dated 06-05-2020
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Notification dated 30-01-2019_regarding amendment in Schedule I-A of Central Act 2 of 1899 : The Indian Stamp (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
Online Registration (NGDRS) is implemented in all Sub Registrar Offices of 22 Districts of State of Punjab