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THE TRIPURA LAND REVENUE AND LAND REFORMS ACT, 1960

Title : THE TRIPURA LAND REVENUE AND LAND REFORMS ACT, 1960

Year : 1960



(1) The Administrator may, with the previous concurrence of the
Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, divide the Union territory of Tripura into one or more districts, and may similarly divide any district into sub-divisions, circles and tehsils, and may alter the limits of, or abolish, any district, sub-division, circle or tehsil,

(2) The districts, sub-divisions, circles and tehsils existing at the commencement of this Act shall continue respectively to be the districts, sub-divisions, circles and tehsils under this Act unless otherwise provided under sub-section (1).



The Government or such other officer as may be authorised by the Government in this behalf may appoint the following classes of revenue officers, namely:-

(a) Collector,

(b) Director of settlement and land records,

(c) Sub-divisional officers,

(d) Survey and settlement officers,

(e) Assistant, survey and settlement officers,

(f) Circle officers,

(g) Revenue inspectors,

(h) Tehsildars,

(i) Village accountants and such other village officers and servants as may be specified by rules made under this Act.



(1) Each district shall be placed under the charge of a Collector who shall be in charge of the revenue administration of the district and exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the Collector under this Act or any other law for the time being in force and-shall exercise so far as is consistent therewith such other powers of superintendence and control within the district and over the officers subordinate to him as may from time to time be prescribed.

(2) Each sub-division shall be placed under the charge of a sub-
divisional officer.

(3) Each circle or tehsil shall be placed under the charge of a circle officer or a tehsildar, as the case may be.

(4) The duties and powers of the sub-divisional officers, the circle officers and other revenue officers shall be such as may be imposed or conferred on them by or under this Act or any other law in force for the time being or any general or special order of the
Administrator published in the Official Gazette.



The officers specified in items (b), (d) and (e) of section shall have power to take cognizance of all matters connected wit the survey of land and the settlement of the revenue-rates and the preparation. and maintenance of land records and other register and shall exercise all such powers and, perform all such duties as may be prescribed by or under this Act or by any general or special order of the Administrator published in the Official Gazette.



All revenue officers shall be subordinate to the Administrator and all revenue officers in the district or a sub-division shall be subordinate to the Collector or the sub-divisional officer, as the case may be.



It shall be lawful for the Administrator to appoint one and the same person to any two or more of the offices provided for in this Chapter, to make any appointment by virtue of office and also to confer on any officer of the Government all or any of the powers and duties of any of the revenue officers including the Collector.



All appointments made under this Chapter except appointments of revenue inspectors, tehsildars and village accountants and other village officers land servants shall be notified in the Official Gazette.



The Administrator shall, from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the revenue officers who shall use a seal and also the size and description of the seal which each such officer shall use.

Last updated on August, 2016

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