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CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF LAND ADMINISTRATION
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                Prior to Indian Independence thought of work for developmental purpose to establish Revenue Department to Collector Revenue come in to the minds of British Authorities in the year 1803. Accordingly enacted the Board Revenue Regulation Act,1803, Bombay Land Revenue code 1879 and Revenue Commission Act 1894. Consequently, After Independence Board of Revenue constituted after abolition of subedari system and came into force from August 1st 1949; Consisting of 3 members and duties declared to be the General Superintendence of the Revenues from whatever source they may arise, and the recommendation of such propositions to the State Govt., as in their judgement may be calculated to argument or improve those revenues and AP(Telangana Area Board of Revenue Regulation Act-1358 Fasli also enacted.
                Subsequently, the said Board of Revenue Regulation Act, 1803 and A.P (Telangana Area) Board of Revenue Act, 1358 Fasli were replaced by the A.P Board of Revenue (Replacement by Commissioners ) Act-1977 and five following Commissioners were appointed in place of the Revenue Board Members .

  1. Commissioner of Land Revenue
  2. Commissioner of Survey Settlements and Land Records
  3. Commissioner of Land Reforms and Urban Land Ceilings
  4. Commissioner of Commercial Taxes
  5. Commissioner of Excise & Civil Supplies
                Latter during 1999 the Government has taken a policy decision to revamp the Revenue Administration in the State, reorganising to streamline and further strengthen the setup of Commissioners dealing with land Administration. The Commissioner of Land Revenue was re designated as Chief Commissioner of Land Administration duly abolishing the Commissioner of SS& LR, LR& ULC apart from re designated the post of Special Commissioner of Land Revenue as Commissioner Appeals to work under the Administrative control of CCLA.
                The CCLA was authorised to exercise the powers vested with the CLR, CSS & LR, Commissioner of Land Reforms & ULC & LP under various acts, rules and notifications or orders issued by the Government under the provisions of Law and in pursuance of notification issued by the Government in G.O.MS.No. 97 , Revenue Dept., dated:31-01-1977.

★ CHIEF COMMISSIONERATE (CCLA):
                Consequent on abolition of erstwhile Board of Revenue, the commissioners of Survey Settlements & Land Records & ULC were created and which were replaced by the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration vide G.O.MS.No.59, Rev, (DA), Dt:21.01.1999.
                The Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) is the chief controlling authority for the revenue administration consisting of Revenue, Survey, Settlement & Land Records and Urban Land Ceiling Departments. He exercises statutory functions and general superintendence over all his subordinates. In the case of Survey, Settlement Land Records and Urban Land Ceiling Departments he has a supervisory and statuary role. The concerned Commissioner and the Special Officer deal the routine administration respectively. He is the link Between the Government and the administration. He monitors and guides the District Collectors and advises the Government in all policy matters.
                The post of Commissioner Appeals is created to share some of the responsibilities of Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. Further one judicial officer in the rank of Commissioner Legal Affairs has been newly created to give his legal advice wherever necessary.
                In carrying out the different functions 3 Principal officers in I.A.S cadre i.e., Secretary to CCLA, Joint Secretary to CCLA and Project Director (CMRO) Project, assist the Chief Commissioner of land Administration. In the year 2003 another officer in the cadre of IAS, designated as Special Commissioner was appointed to assist the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. So the subjects are divided among these 4 officers. Further 3 Assistant Secretaries in the cadre of Special Grade/ Ordinary Deputy Collectors and 3 Additional Assistant Secretaries in the cadre of Deputy Collectors drawn from Commissionerate services assist them. The Assistant secretaries are in charge of different subjects as per their work distribution. Each Assistant Secretary/Additional Assistant Secretary looks after 2 to 3 Sections. A Superintendent heads each section. 1 to 2 Assistants and a typist assist him.
                Govt of India in its Gazette notification 6 of 2014,Dt:01.03.2014 have published the A.P reorganisation Act-2014 in which it was proposed to bifurcate A.P state. Accordingly state bifurcated , and Telangana State formed on 02.06.2014.
                After bifurcation, In Telangana State CCLA office, In carrying out the different functions 3 Principal officers in I.A.S cadre i.e., Secretary to CCLA, Commissioner (Legal affairs) and Special Commissioner assist the Chief Commissioner of land Administration. Subsequently, the Special Commissioner was re-designated as Principal Commissioner vide G.O. Rt.No253, General Administration (SC.A),Department, Dt:23.01.2015 . So the subjects are divided among these 4 officers. Further 3 Assistant Secretaries in the cadre of Special Grade/ Ordinary Deputy Collectors and 3 Additional Assistant Secretaries in the cadre of Deputy Collectors drawn from Commissionerate services assist them. The Assistant secretaries are in charge of different subjects as per their work distribution. Each Assistant Secretary/Additional Assistant Secretary looks after 2 to 3 Sections. A Superintendent heads each section. 1 to 2 Assistants and a typist assist him.


★ Survey Settlements & Land Records
                The Commissioner, Survey, Settlements and Land Records (CSSLR), Government of Telangana deals with surveys (initial, re-survey, supplementary/revision surveys) of all revenue villages and municipal towns for land administration. His/her office is also responsible for maintenance and updation of survey and land records. To serve the villages and towns in the state, the Commissioner is assisted by his officers at the district and taluk level offices of the Commissionerate.
I. Vision : Effective, citizen-centric, accurate, transparent and accountable services pertaining to survey, settlements and land records in the state of Telangana.
II. Mission : To provide services pertaining to land-survey, settlement and land records in a manner that merits the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity, efficiency and fairness.
III. Functions related to public service delivery
  1. Conducting original/ resurvey / supplemental survey and creation of land records.
  2. Maintenance of survey sub-division work and updated land records.
  3. Resolution of all types of land disputes coming under purview of revenue survey.
  4. Prints village/street/town survey maps, taluk / Mandal Dist State maps and Field Measurement Books and distributes them among the Govt. Dept., as also supplies copies to the private applicants on payment.