The work of the District Revenue Officer is to assist the Deputy Commissioner to supervise the work of the Tahsildars,Naib tahsildars and sub Registrar working in the District. For proper scrutinizing and for the smooth working of the work of Revenue officers, there are seven branches namely, Sadar Kanungo Br., Flood Branch, District Revenue Accounts Branch,Head Registration Branch,Copying Agency,Vernacular Record Room and Ligh Migh Branch who work under the District Revenue Officer. Apart from this, the District Revenue Officer, Karnal has been entrusted the Land Acquisition work of those Departments where no separate land Acquisition Officer is provided. The activities and achievement of each Branch of the office of Deputy Commissioner,Karnal working under the control of District Revenue Officer,karnal is as under:-
Sadar Kanungo Branch
The main function on this branch is to keep the record of the land regarding ownership and cultivation up to date. for this purpose, there is one record room of Land Record where Jamabandies of the whole of this District is kept. Not only this the Mussavis prepared by the Consolidation staff at the time of the consolidation are also kept in this record room.
District Revenue Accounts Branch.
The function of this Branch is to maintain the accounts of recovery of Govt. Dues i.e. Land Revenue, rate and dues of other govt. Departments Board, Corporation and Banks etc. Besides this, the branch also deals with the work of allotment and leasing out of Nazul Land; fixation of market rate of the land and the disposal of the acquired abandoned land.
Head Registration Branch
This branch deals with the work of registration at the Registrar level and also examines the work done by the Sub-Registrars. The old record of registration is also available in this Br. The effected persons may get the copy of the same, if they so desire.
The main function of this Branch is to control the flood and other natural calamities. At the time of crisis, this Branch provides direct help and to the public by providing relief equipment & trained personnel. The information regarding sufferers from natural calamities like flood, dryness, house collapse etc. is brought to the notice of the Govt. through this Br. and the relief provided by the Govt. to the sufferers is also distributed amongst the sufferee by this Br. through Revenue Officers.
Vernaculars Record Room
The record room maintained in this Distt. is very old one. All the court cases of Distt. Karnal are kept in this record room. Prior to 1-4-1987 the records of Judicial Courts were also consigned in this Record Room and after that, the Judicial Department has got their records separated, but the old records of the Judicial Courts prior to the period from 1-4-87 is lying in this record room. The concerned persons or their counsels may inspect the files of the court cases consigned in this record room after the decision of the court and may also get the copies of the public documents lying with these cases. In year 2003-04, 1516 files were consigned in this record room and from 01-04-2004 to 31-07-2004 528 files consigned in this record room. 236 files were sent to the Courts for the period 01-04-2003 to 31-03-2004 and 57 files were sent to the Courts for the period 01-04-2004 to 31-07-2004 who demanded the records either for the decision of the appeals or for the decision of the cases pending in the courts.
The main function of this Branch is to provide the certified copies of all public documents consigned in the record room of Land Record and of the Revenue Records jamabandies etc. The court cases decided or undecided to the concerned persons or their counsels on their demand.
Ligh Migh Branch
The function of this Br. is to provide financial aid in the shape of loan on nominal interest for the construction of house to the person having either low income or middle income group. This Br. also recovers the loan amount disbursed by this Br. In the last year, no amount was disbursed.
Land Acquisition Branch
As per instructions of the govt. the District Revenue Officer is to act as Land for the public purpose for such departments who have no separate Land Acquisition officer. For this purpose, one kanungo, one patwari and one clerk has been provided to assist the Land Acquisition Collector. In the last year though no award was announced but notification under section 4 for 153 Kanals 15 Marlas land for sewage treatment plant at Gharaunda, 0.132 Acre for excavating of Hanauri drain R.D. No.77605-L and 91 Kanals 1 Marla for sewage treatment plant at Indri was got published. Apart from this a notification under section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act 1984 for 153 kanal 15 Marlas for sewage treatment plant at Gharaunda and 91 Kanal 1 Marla land for sewage treatment plant at Indri was also got published of Rs.788736/- was also disbursed to the landowner whose land was acquired in the year 2000-2001.