RENDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT
The purpose of Survey Adalath is to rectify the errors/omission
of the Re-survey conducted in the state since 1966. The
Survey Adalath are conducted in respect of villages where
the resurvey records are given effect in the revenue administration.
The Service of Survey Adalath is free. There is no prescribed
application form. A court stamps of Rs. 1 has to be affixed
in every application form. Now Survey Adalath are conducted
in two phases. Viz.
(a) 1. One month Adalath 2. One day Adalath.
1. One month Adalath:- One month Adalath is conducted
after the implementation of Re-survey records. The Re-survey
records are again exhibited in the concerned village offices
for a period of one month and complaints received.
IN SURVEY ADALATH
The sites in question is first inspected by the Surveyor.
If a new sub-division is to be created due to the complaint,
the subdivision is measured by the surveyor in field. The
entire Survey charges and labour charges are met by Government
and petitioners are not liable to pay any charges. The applicants
have to provide information such as boundary limits, title
deeds etc. at the time of inspection of the field by the
surveyors. After the verification and measurement, the surveyor
furnishes the information to the Head Surveyor. The Head
Surveyor orders the changes in the Re-survey records if
there is no new subdivision and the changes are ordered
by Superintendent of Survey & Land Records where there
is new subdivisions. However changes are effected in respect
of lands recorded as Poramboke (Government land) and Nalathu
Poramboke, (land used for the public purpose) only by the
Assistant Director of Survey and Land Records.
Rendered in survey Adalath
(i) To rectify the errors and omissions of the resurvey
To furnish information regarding resurvey records to the
To issue copies of the resurvey records to the landholders
LIMITATIONS OF SURVEY ADALATH
According to the survey and boundaries act, the boundaries
recorded in the finalised records can be altered only according
to the orders of the civil court, as contemplated in section
14. But when a number of complaints were received against
Re-survey records it was not practicable for all landholders
to approach the civil court to redress their grievances.
Hence Government ordered to conduct the Survey Adalath in
G.O. Rt. 2790/95/RD Dated 26/7/1995
following types of petitions are not accepted in survey
Application for effecting changes due to the transactions
taken place after the completion of Re-survey. The date
of implementation of the records in the revenue administration
is treated as the cut of date.
2. Cases of disputes of boundary and ownership.
3. New Sub divisions are measured only when well defined
boundaries are available in the field.
One day Adalath:- After completing the disposal of
petitions in one month Adalath, staff are deputed to the
Village Offices on the first Monday of every month for receiving
the petitions against the Re-survey records in the respective
village offices. In this case also all the procedure in
the one month Adalaths are observed.
of Adalath:- When the average number of petitions received
in the one day Adalath in a village is less than 10 for
three consecutive months, one day Adalath is stopped in
such villages. But petitions are accepted by the Superintendent
of Survey and Land Records even after such period.
OF SURVEY MARKS
landholder is liable to maintain the survey stones/marks
of his boundaries in his own interest. This will avoid future
boundary disputes. When survey marks are found missing they
are replaced/repaired at the cost of landowners. Willful
destruction/manipulation of Survey marks are punishable
under Indian Penal code. Moreover only authorised survey
officers of the Government are empowered to use Survey marks
with the specifications as per the Survey and Boundaries
POINTING OUT BOUNDARIES
dispute take place in respect of the boundary surveyed under
survey and boundaries act and Rules, such dispute are settled
by the Tahsildar by refixation of boundaries by the taluk
Surveyor. Application for pointing out boundaries are to
be submitted to the respective taluk Tahsildar in form No10.
A fee of RS 100/- per boundary line has to re-remitted.
The Surveyor visits the site after serving notices to all
interested parties and refix the boundary as per the measurements
recorded in the finalised Survey records. If the survey
stones are provided by the applicants, stones are planted
in the disputed boundaries to avoid further disputes. After
completing the refixing, the Tahsildar issues notices to
all affected parties in the form No13. Any landholder aggrieved
by the refixing can file appeal against refixing before
the Superintendent of Survey and Land Records of the District
concerned. In case of receipt of appeals, the Superintendent
of Survey and Land Records again verifies the measurements
after issue of notices.