Land Records / Revenue

Basic information about Girdawari

Girdawari , is generally done twice a year, the detail of which is as under :

  • Winter/rabi 1 March to 31 March
  • Rainy /Haari 1 October to 31 October

Except of above, twice in a year, the additional winder and additional rainy girdawari is made as under :

  • Additional Rabi 1 May to 15 May
  • Additional rainy 16 Nov. to 30 Nov.

As per the Punjab Land record manual‘s para 9.9, before starting the girdawari, it the uty of the patwari to give information of Girdawari to the sarpanch and Numberdar of village by which it maybe known that in that particular village what is the date on which the Girdawari will be done

Also while doing girdawari, the patwari is supposed to take along the Numberdar, sarpanch, members panchayat or other prominent persons in the field and get their signatures in the entry document.

Before starting the Girdawari, it is to be ensured that proper announcements for the same are made in the concerned village through the village chowkidar.

The village chowkidaar is also suppose to enter a report regarding the same in his daily dairy.

The land owners and cultivators should give full cooperation to the patwari while girdawari of their field is done.

As per this para, the patwari has no right to make changes in the girdawari. The patwari can only change the name of one person to another in the girdawari only when both the parties are agreed and may put signatures in front of the report in daily dairy otherwise the patwari can maske changes only when gets orders from higher officers/courts or orders from the area revenue officers for implementation. It is the duty of the patwari that the mutations accepted by area revenue officers, must be referred in front of land numbers of the concerned owners.

When there is requirement of correction in the possession of Khasra Girdawari then the concerned person can give application to the area officer for correction by affixing the court fee stamp of Rs. 1.25., and the page of girdawari must be enclosed with it. As per the decision given by the area revenue officer the correction in the record is made by the patwari.

  • Duties of patwari or public at the time of any
  • Natural disaster(Regarding special girdawari)

When there are natural disasters (floods, heavy rain or drought etc.) which further effects the croppings or animals.Such kind of losses are settled as per the below special girdawaris and adverse to it, if there is no instruction of government the losses of croppings are given as below under as per Para 9.3 of Punjab Land Record Manual.

On entering the cropping 100 paisa, the losses in girdawari will be as under:

  • Cropping more than 75 paisa No loss
  • More than 50 paisa but less
  • Than 75 paisa ¼ loss
  • More than 25 paisa but less than
  • 50 paisa ½ loss
  • Not More than 25 paisa cropping Loss of whole seeding area
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