REVENUE DEPARTMENT

 

Malappuram District started functioning with effect from 16.6.1969. This District is consisting of two Revenue Divisions, Seven Taluks, 138 Villages as follows.

The Revenue administration is having four levels as follows.

Sl. No Administrative units Head of Administration
1. Village Village Officer
2. Taluk Tahsildar
3. Revenue Division Revenue Divisional Officer
4. District District Collector

  The functions at each level are explained in brief, below.

I. Village Offices

The primary duty of the village officers is the maintenance of land records and collection of various Taxes. The following certificates are also issued by the Village officers.

    a) Income Certificates

Application to be submitted to the Village Officer in the prescribed form. Court fee stamp worth Rs.1 to be affixed (SC/ST exempted). Income Certificate issued by the village officer is sufficient to produce before all state Government Authorities within Kerala State. Income Certificates to be produced outside Kerala state and Central Government Authorities are to be issued by the Tahsildars.

There are provisions for filing appeals/revisions against the income certificates  issued by the Village Officers and Tahsildars.

Issuing Authority Appellate Authority Revision
Village Officer Tahsildars   RDO/Deputy Collector
Tahsildar RDO/Deputy Collector  District Collector

      b)  Community Certificate

All Community certificates (except SC/ST Certificates) are being issued by the Village Officer. Application in the prescribed form to be submitted by the Village Officer. Court fee worth Rs.1.

Community Certificates in respect of SC/ST Community will be issued by the Tahsildar, on the strength of the enquiry report of the Village officer.

A list of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, other backward Communities in Kerala State is given below.

List of Scheduled Castes in Kerala State

Sl. No Caste Sl. No Caste Sl. No Caste
1 Adi Andhra 24 Holeya

47

Pambada
2. Adi Dravida 25 Kadaiyasn 48 Panan
3 Adi Karnataka 26 Kakkalan 49 Panchama
4 Ajila 27 Kalladi 50 Paraiya, Parayan, Sambava
5 Arunthathiyar 28 Kanakkan, Padnanna 51 Paravan
6. Ayyanavar 29 Karimpalam 52 Pathiyan
7 Baira 30 Kavara 53 Perumannan
8 Bakuda 31 Koosa 54 Pulayan, Cheraman
9 Bandi 32 Kootan, Koodan 55 Pulaya, Vettuvan
10 Bathada 33 Kundumban 56 Puthirai Vannan
11 Bellara 34 Kurauvan Sidhanar 57 Raneyar
12 Bharather 35 Maila 58 Samagra
13 Boyan * 36 Malayam** 59 Samban
14 Chakkiliyan 37 Mannan 60 Semman
15 Chamar, Muchi 38 Mavilan 61 Thandan
16 Chandala 39 Moger 62 Thotti
17 Cheruman 40 Mundala 63 Vallon
18 Domban 41 Nalakeyava 64 Valluvar
19 Gavara 42 Nalkadaya 65 Vannan
20 Godagali 43 Nayadi 66 Velan
21 Godda 44 Padannan 67 Vetan
22 Gosangi 45 Pallan 68 Vettuvan
23 Hasla 46 Palluvan  

* (Excluding the areas comprising the Malabar District specified by Sub section (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act 1956, (37 of 1956).

** ( in the areas comprising the Malabar District as specified bby subsection  (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation on Act, 1956 (37 of 1956).

List of Scheduled Tribes in the Kerala State

S. No Tribes S. No Tribes S.No Tribes
1 Adiyan 13 Koraga 25 Malayan**
2 Arandan

14

Kota 26 Malayarayar
3 Eravollan 15 Kudiya, Melakudi 27 Mannan
4 Hill Pulaya 16 Kurichan 28 Marati***
5 Irular, Irulan 17 Kurumans 29 Muthuvan, Mudugar, Muduvan
6 Kadar 18 Kuruban 30 Palleyan
7 Kammara* 19 Maha Malasa 31 Palliyan
8 Kanikaran, Kanikar 20 Malai Arayan 32 Palliyar
9 Kattunayakan 21 Malai Pandaram 33

Paniyan

10 Kochuvelan 22 Malai Vedan 34 Ulladan
11 Kondakapus 23 Malakkuravan 35 Uraly #
12 Kondareddis 24 Malasar  

*   ( in the areas comprising the Malabar District as specified by Subsection (2) of section 5 of the states Reorganisation Act, 1956 (37 of 1956)

** (Excluding the areas comprising the Malabar District as specified by Subsection (2) of section 5 of the State Reorganisation Act, 1956 (37 of 1956)

***(in Hosdurg and Kadargod Taluks of Cannanore District)

# Explanation: Malabar District shall mean the Malabar District referred to in subsection (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956)

List of Other Backward classes in Kerala State

S No Name of OBC S No Name of OBC D.No Name of OBC
1 Agasa 25 Kelasi (Kalasi Paniker) 49 Panniyar
2 Ambalakkaran 26 Kalarikurup or Kalari Paniker 50 Pattariyas
3 Anglo Indian 27 Viswakarmas*** 51 Peruvannan (Varanavar)
4 Aremahrati 28 Kannadiyan 52 Pullavan
5 Arya 29 Kanisu or Kaniyar Paniker**** 53 Rajapur
6 Bandari 30 Kavuthiyan 54

Chakaraur, Sakravar (Kavathi)

7 Billava 31 Kavadiyaru 55 Sourashtras
8 Chakkala 32 Koteyar 56 Saliyas
9 Chavalakkaran 33 Krishnanvaka 57 Senai Thalavar (Elavaniar)
10 Chetties* 34 Kerala Mudalis 58

S.I.U.C.

11 Devadiga 35 Kudumbis 59 Thachan
12 Devanga 36 Kusavan ***** 60 Thokollas
13 Dheevara** 37 Kunbarans 61 Thottan
14 Ezhava and Thiyya 38 Latin Catholics 62 Vaduvans, Vadugans,VAdukkars and Vaduken (Vadukans)
15 Exhuvathi 39 Madivala 63 Velaans (Velan, Velaar)
16 Ezhuthachan 40 Mappila 64 Vanian********
17 Ganika 41 Maravans 65 Vaniar
18 Gatti 42 Maruthuvar 66 Vakkalinga
19 Gowada 43 Muslim

67

Veerasaivas (Yogic and Yogeeswaras)

20 Hegda 44 Nadars ******

68

Veluthedathu Nair (Veluthedan and Vannathan)
21 Izhuvan (Illuvan, Ezhavan 45 Naikkans 69 Vilakkithala Nair(Vilakkithalavan)
22 Jogi 46 Odans 70 Yadavas(Kolaya Ayar,Mayar,Maniyani and Iruman)
23 Vadupattan 47 Scheduled Caste Converted to Christianity 71

 

24 Kaikolan 48 Pandithar 72  

* (Kottar Chetties, Parakka Chetties, Elru Chetties, Atingal Chetties, Pudakkada Chetties, Iraniel Chetties, Sri Pandara Chetties, Telugu Chetties, Udayamkulangara Chetties, Wayanadan Chetties & Kalavara Chetties)

** (Arayan, Valan, Nulayan, Mukkuvan, Arayavathi, Valinjiar, Paniakkal, Mukaya, Bovi Mukayar and Mukaveeran)

*** including Asari, Chaptegra, Kallasary, Kalthachan, Kammala, Kamsala, Kannan, Karuvan, Kitaran, Kollan, Malayala Kammala, Mossari, Pandikammala, Pandithattan, Perumkollan, Thachan, Thattan, Vilkurup, or Viswabrahamanar and Viswakarmala.

**** Kani or Kaniyan (Ganaka) or Kanisan or Kamman

*****(Kulala, Kulala Nair Andhra Nair or Anthuru Nair)

******(Hindu Nadar and Nadar included in S.I.U.C)

******* (Excluding Nadars Specified to item 44)

******** (Vanika, Vanika Vaisya, Vanibha Chetty, Vaniya Chetty. Ayiravar Nagarathar and Vaniyan)

II. IN MALABAR DISTRICT

1 Boyan
2 Ganjam Reddis
3 Visanavan

III. Through out the State except Malabar District

1 Kammara
2 Malayan
3 Malayedandi
4 Reddiars

Through  out the state except Kassaragod Taluk, Malabar District

1. Marati

Explanation - Malabar District shall mean the Malabar District referred to in subsection (2) of section 5 of the States reorganisation Act 1956.

3. Nativity Certificates

               Nativity Certificates to the natives of the villages will be issued by the Village Officer. Natives means those who were born in the village including the children of the migrated parents. In all other cases residential certificates will be issued.

            Nativity Certificates to be produced before the defence authorities are being issued by the Additional District Megistrate.

4. Residence Certificate

            Application to be submitted to Village Officer. Court fee stamp worth Re.1.

5. Location Certificate

            Application to be submitted to Village Officer. Court fee stamp worth Re.1.

6. Identification Certificate

            Application to be submitted to Village Officer. Court fee stamp worth Re.1.

7. Solvency Certificates  (Below Rs.5000)

            Solvency certificates below Rs.5000 will be issued by the Village Officer. Application along with original document of the property and encumbrance certificate for 12 years to be submitted to the Village Officer.

8. Possession Certificates

            Application with the concerned documents to be submitted to the Village Officer. Certificate will be issued after due enquiry.

9. Relationship Certificate

            Application with the concerned documents to be submitted to the Village Officer. Certificate will be issued after due enquiry.

10. Family Membership Certificate

            Application with the concerned documents to be submitted to the Village Officer. Certificate will be issued after due enquiry.

11. Certificates to prove marital relationship

            Application to be submitted to the Village officer along with marriage certificate and other documents.

II. Taluk Office

               The following certificates are issued by the Tahsildars

1. Income Certificates to be produced before the Cetral Government Authorities and State Government Authorities other than Kerala.

2. Community Certificates in respect of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.

3. Solvency Certificates above Rs. 5000.

4. Possession and Enjoyment Certificate

5. Legal heirship Certificates.

6. Domicile Certificate.

7. Destitution Certificate.

8. Non creamilayer Certificate.

            In addition to the above the following financial assistances are also been sanctioned by the Tahsildar/District Collector.

1. Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund

            Financial Assistance is being sanctioned from the CMDRF to the victimes of natural calamity such as fire accident etc. Application to be submitted by the District Collector.

2. Financial Assistance to the Victims of Natural Calamities.

            Victims of the Natrural Calamity such as flood, drought, lightning, heavy rain etc. are being granted immediate financial assistance, as follows.

Death of a Major  Rs.30,000
Death of a  Minor Rs.10,000
Injury  Rs.  5,000 (Maximum)
Houses fully damaged Rs. 15,000 (In three instalments)
Houses partly damaged Rs.  5,000 (Maximum)

  Petitions to be submitted to the Tahsildar/District Collector.

3. Hut insurance Scheme

               Financial assistance will be granted under this  scheme whose hut are distroyed due to fire. The annual family income limit is Rs.15,000. An amount of Rs.1,000 for the hut and Rs.500 for the utensiles etc. will be granted. Application in duplicate in the prescribed form along with a copy of the FIR is to be submitted to the Village Officer. The Sanctioning authority in this scheme is the Revenue Divisional Officer.

4. Personal accident security scheme (PASS)

            This scheme is intended for providing financial assistance to the next of kin of the primary bread winner of the family who commits suicide or die in accident. The annual family income should not exceed Rs.7,200. An amount of Rs.3,000 will be granted.

5. Financial Assistance to the Victims of Motor Accidents

            Immediate relief amounting to Rs.1,000 in case of death and Rs.500 in case of injury will be granted. Application to be granted to the Tahsildar anlong with Police Mahazar and medical Certificate.

6. Solatium Fund Scheme.

            The victims of Hit and Run motor accidents are granted financial assistance under this scheme. An amount of Rs.25,000 will be granted in case of death and Rs.12,500 in case of injuries. Application in the prescribed form along with copies of FIR, Inquest report, Postmortom Certificate and a certificate obtained from the Police to the effect that the vehicle has not been identified  is to be submitted to the District Collector.

7. National Family Benefit Scheme

            Under this scheme financial assistance will be granted to the legal heir of the deceased whose family is below the poverty line. Financial assistance will be granted only in the case of death of the primary bread winner of the family. The deceased should be in the age group of 18-64 years. Application in the prescribed form in duplicate with copy of death Certificate to be submitted to District Collector.

8. Financial assistance to TB patients

            TB patients having annual income below Rs.2,400 are eligible for financial assistance under this scheme. Alligation with medical certificate should be submitted to the Tahsildar.

9. Financial assistance to Leprosy patients

    Eligibility for financial assistance under this scheme is furnished below.

            a. Applicant should be the resident of Kerala State continuously for two years.

            b. Annual income below Rs.2,400.

            c. Applicant should be aged 21 or more.

            d. Applicant should be a destitute (Not having husband, wife, father, mother or son). Application to be submitted to the Tahsildars.

10. Financial assistance to the Cancer patients

      Eligibility for financial assistance under this scheme is furnished below.

            a. Applicant should be the resident of Kerala State continuously for two years.

            b. Annual income below Rs.2,400.

            c. Applicant should be aged 21 or more.

            d. Applicant should be a destitute (Not having husband, wife, father, mother or son). Application to be submitted to the Tahsildars.

OTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF REVENUE DEPARTMENT

Revenue Recovery

               All amounts due to Government which have fallen arrears are being recovered from the defaulters under the Revenue Recovery Act. For realising the amount the following steps are taken among others

a. Attachment and Sale of movable and immovable properties of the defaulter

b. Arrest and detention of the defaulter.

Building Tax

               Building Tax is levied on the basis of the plinth area of the building . For this purpose the buildings are classified as residential buildings and other buildings. The existing rates of building Tax is given below.

Residential Building

Plinth area  Panchayath    Special grade Panchayath/Municipality Corporation
Up to 100 Sq.m.  Nil Nil Nil
100 S.m. to 150Sq.m. Rs.750 Rs.1,350  Rs.2,025
150 S.m. to 200Sq.m.  Rs.1,500 Rs.2,700 Rs.4,050
200 S.m. to 250Sq.m Rs.3,000 Rs.5,400  Rs.8,100
Above 250Sq.m. Rs.3000+Rs.600 per each 10 Sq.m Rs.5,400+ Rs.12,000 per each 10 Sq.m Rs.8,100 +Rs.1,500 per each 10 Sq.m

                                                           Other Building

Plinth area  Panchayath    Special grade Panchayath/Municipality Corporation
Up to 50 Sq.m Nil Nil Nil
50 S.m. to 75Sq.m Rs.750 Rs.1,500 Rs. 3,000
75 S.m. to 100Sq.m Rs.1,125 Rs.2,250 Rs. 4,500
100 S.m. to 150Sq.m. Rs.2,250 Rs.4,500 Rs. 9,000
150 S.m. to 200Sq.m. Rs.4,500 Rs.9,000  Rs. 18,000
200 S.m. to 250Sq.m Rs.9,000 Rs.18,000 Rs. 27,000
Above 250Sq.m. Rs.9,000+Rs.900 per each 10Sq.m Rs.18,000 + Rs.1,800 per each 10 Sq.m. Rs.27,000 +Rs.2,250  per each 10 Sq.m

Assignment of Government Land

            Government purampokku lands will be assigned to eligible persons as per the Kerala Land Assignment Act and Rules. The application is to be submitted to the Tahsildar.

Assignment  of Surplus Land

            Application should be submitted to the Tahsildar as and when notification is published in the local news papers.

Lease

            Government land will be assisgned on lease  as per the provisions of Kerala Land Assignment Act and Rules.

Citizenship Registration

            Application for registration as Indian citizen under the citizenship Act and Rules is to be submitted to the District Collector.

Gun licence

            Application for Gun licence under the Indian Arms and Rules is to be submitted to the District Collector/Additional District Magistrate.

Explosive licence

            Application for various licences under the Explosives Act and Rules are also to be submitted to the Collector/Additional District Magistrate.

Magisterial Powers

            Revenue Officers of and above the Rank of Tahsildars are functioning as Executive Magistrates, under the Criminal Procedure Code. They are responsible for the maintance of law and order, communal harmony etc. They are also empowered to take preventive mesures to maintain law and order.

Election

            Another important item of work attended by the Revenue Department is the Election to the house of people, Legislative Assembly and Local Self Government Institutions. The District Collector is the District Election Officer. The District Election Officer shall Co-ordinate and supervise all works in the District in connection with the preparation and revision of electoral rolls and conduct of election. The Taluk Tahsildars are designated as the Electoral Registration Officers in respect of Parliament and Assembly Elections. The Block Development Officers are the Electoral Registration Officers in respect of election to the Local Self Government Institutions.  

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