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TNPSC VAO Basics Part 9 - Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns

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The Revenue Department administers all the Government lands including
those vested with the various Departments of the state Government.
Land Administration Department deals with various important Revenue
subjects such as Assignment (cultivable land / house site), Lease, Transfer of land,
Alienation, Acquisition, Estate / Inam Abolition Acts, Cinematograph Act, Eviction of
encroachments in Government lands, Irrigation etc.,
Government lands are allotted to private Individuals, Government
Departments and Quasi Government Organisations by way of Lease, Transfer,
Alienation, Land Acquisition and Assignment.

Lands are assigned both for house site and agriculture purposes.

i) Assignment of House sites:

To uplift the weaker sections of the society, provision of house site to the
houseless poor persons is the consistent policy of the Government. Free House
sites are assigned to landless people having family annual income below
Rs.16,000/- in rural areas and Rs.24,000/- in urban areas. By way of empowering
women, house sites are assigned in favour of the wife of the head of family or
women members of families. Three cents in villages, one and a half cents in
Municipal areas and one cent in Corporation areas are assigned as per the Revenue
Standing Order 21.
The assignees are permitted to mortgage the house site with the
Nationalised Banks as well for availing credit under Credit – Cum – Subsidy scheme
of the Rural Housing Schemes viz., Indira Awaas Yojana and Prime Minister's
Gramodaya Yojana to construct houses in the assigned lands.

a) House site is assigned in the following order of preference:

(i) Families of defence personnel, including Border Security Force,
Territorial Army Personnel etc., killed or disabled in action.
(ii) Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes;
(iii) Released Bonded Labourers;
(iv) Ex-Servicemen;
(v) Landless Poor.
In order to ensure the benefit reaching the eligible persons quickly, the
following Revenue Officers are delegated with powers of monetary limits in the
assignment of house sites :-

1 Tahsildar Rs.10,000/-
2 Revenue Divisional Officer Rs.20,000/-
3 District Revenue Officer Rs.50,000/-
4 District Collector Rs.2,00,000/-
5 Commissioner of Land Administration Rs.2,50,000/-
6 Government Above Rs.2,50,000/-

During 2006-2007, a target of 60,000 house site pattas was fixed for the State
as a whole.

ii) Regularisation of Encroachment of Houses

The Government have issued orders in G.O. (Ms) No.854, Revenue,
Dated:31.12.2006, Empowering the District Collectors to issue house site pattas to
those who live in Government poramboke lands encroached by construction of
houses for more than ten years and producing proper evidence for it after site
inspection by a committee headed by him, by relaxing relevant ban orders of
assignment in this case only, to eligible persons within a period of six months from
January 2007. If necessary, the time limit will be extended till the full coverage is
achieved. 50,878 house site pattas have been issued under this scheme till

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