Kudikidappukaran Officer

Act 26 of 1968
An Act to provide for the preparation of
record of rights in respect of
lands in the State of Kerala
Preamble.-WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the preparation of a record of
rights in respect of lands in the State of Kerala;
BE it enacted in the Nineteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Kerala
Record of Rights Act, 1968.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by
notification in the Gazette, appoint. 2

  1. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) the expression “kudikidappukaran” shall have the meaning assigned to
    it in the Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963 (1 of 1964);
    (b) “prescribed” means prescribed by the rules made under this Act;
    (c) “prescribed officer” means an officer not below the rank of deputy
    Tahsildar appointed by the Government to exercise the powers and discharge the duties
    of a prescribed officer under this Act.
    3. Preparation of record of rights.- (1) A record of rights shall be prepared by the
    prescribed officer in the prescribed manner in respect of any area or areas notified by the
    Government in this behalf in the gazette.
    (2) The record of rights in respect of any land shall include the following
    particulars, namely:-
    (a) the description and extent of the land;
    (b) the name and address of the person in occupation of the land;
    (c) the names and addresses of other persons interested in the land;
    (d) the nature and extent of the respective interest of the persons
    referred to in clauses (b) and (c) ;
    (e) the names and addresses of the kudikidappukars, if any; and(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed.
    (3) The record of rights shall be maintained by such officer as may be prescribed, and
    different officers may be prescribed for different areas.
    4. Publication of record of rights.-(1) When a draft record of rights has been
    prepared, the prescribed officer shall publish the draft in such manner as may be
    prescribed and shall receive and consider any objections which may be made to any entry
    therein or to any omission therefrom within such period not less than thirty days from the
    date of publication, as may be prescribed.

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