Revenue Courts

 

     
  Revenue Courts Jurisdiction
  The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants Protection  Act, 1955
  The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants (Payment of Fair Rent) Act, 1956
  The Tamil Nadu Public Trusts (Regulation and  Administration of Agricultural Land) Act, 1961
  The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Fair Wages Act, 1969
  The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Lands (Record  of Tenancy Rights) Act,1969
  The Tamil Nadu Occupants of Kudiyiruppu (Conferment of Ownership) Act, 1971 as Amended
  Summary of Progress

 

Originally there are  6 (six) Revenue Courts under the control of Special Deputy Collectors located at Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli and Madurai are functioning in the State.
Following the announcement of Hon’ble Chief Minister, in G.O (Ms.) No. 258, Revenue Department dated 11.07.2012, 4 (four) more Revenue Courts at Lalgudi, Mannargudi, Tirunelveli and Nagapattinam have been created and  functioning from 21.1.2013.
The existing 10 Revenue Courts and their jurisdiction are detailed below:-

Revenue Courts Jurisdiction

Sl. No.

Office

Jurisdiction

1

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Cuddalore

Entire Revenue Districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

2

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Tiruchirapallli

Tiruchirapalli, Manapparai and Tiruverumbur Taluks of Tiruchirapalli District and entire Revenue Districts of Perambalur, Ariyalur, Salem, Karur, Pudukottai, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and The Nilgiris

3

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Lalgudi

Lalgudi, Musiri, Manachannallur, Thuraiyur, Thottiyam and Srirangam Taluks of Tiruchirapalli Revenue District.

4

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Madurai

Entire Revenue Districts of Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar

5

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Tirunelveli

Entire Revenue Districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, and Kanniyakumari.

6

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Tiruvarur

Tiruvarur, Kudavasal, Valangaiman, Nannilam and Needamangalam taluks of Tiruvarur Revenue District

7

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Mannargudi

Mannargudi and Tiruthuraipoondi Taluks of Tiruvarur Revenue District.

8

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Mayiladuthurai

Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, Sirkazhi and Kuthalam Taluks of Nagapattinam Revenue Districts.

9

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Nagapattinam

Nagapattinam, Kilvelur,Thirukuvalai and Vedaranyam taluks of Nagapattinam Revenue Districts.

10

Special Deputy Collector (Revenue Court)
Thanjavur

Thanjavur, Orathanadu, Thiruvaiyaru, Kumbakonam, Papanasam, Thiruvidaimarudur, Pattukottai, Peravurani taluks of Thanjavur Revenue District.

 

The Special Deputy Collectors (Revenue Courts) are appellate authorities who decide appeals against the orders of the Tahsildars concerned in respect of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Lands (Record of Tenancy Rights) Act, 1969. They administer various tenancy laws as detailed below:-

Tenancy Laws

 a)  The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants Protection Act, 1955 [Tamil Nadu Act 25/55]

The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants Protection Act, 1955 (Tamil Nadu Act No.25/1955) lays down that no cultivating tenant shall be evicted from his holdings, except for the non-payment of rent or doing any act which is injurious to the land or crops thereon, failure to cultivate the land, using the land for any purpose other than agricultural or denial of the title of the landowner to the land.

Thus, this Act protects the interest of the cultivating tenants, from eviction from the lands, except for non-payment of lease rent or doing any act of injurious or destructive to the land or crops thereon, using the land for any purpose other than agricultural or horticultural or wilfully denying the title of the land owner to the land. The disputes between the land owners and tenants are settled by the Revenue Courts

 

                                            PROGRESS ( as on 31.05.2024)

       
 No. of cases as on 30.04.2024     :        336

        Receipts upto 31.05.2024         :          00

        Disposal upto 31.05.2024        :          07

        Balance pending                       :        329

      



         b) The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants (Payment of Fair Rent) Act, 1956 [Tamil Nadu Act 24/56]

The Tamil Nadu Cultivating Tenants (Payment of Fair Rent) Act 1956 (Tamil Nadu Act 24/1956) provides for the fixation of the fair rent payable by the cultivating tenants to the landowner/public trust at 25 percent of the gross produce. The landowner pays the land revenue and other dues on the land, while the tenant bears the expenses on cultivation. The fair rent may be paid either in cash or in kind. All the disputes between the land owners and tenants are settled by the Revenue Courts.

 

                    PROGRESS ( as on 31.05.2024)

       
No. of cases as on 30.04.2024      :       30

        Receipts upto 31.05.2024           :         09

        Disposal upto 31.05.2024           :       02

        Balance pending                          :        37

 

                   

c) The Tamil Nadu Public Trusts (Regulation and Administration of Agricultural Land) Act, 1961
[Tamil Nadu Act 57/61]

The Tamil Nadu Public Trusts (Regulation and Administration of Agricultural Land) Act, 1961 (Tamil Nadu Act 57/61) has been enacted for the regulation and administration of agricultural lands held by the Public Trusts in the State.

No Public Trust can cultivate land in excess of 20 standard acres under Pannai cultivation and, if any, in excess of 20 standard acres, held by the Public Trust under Pannai Cultivation is liable for lease to bonofide tenants. 

                                               PROGRESS ( as on 31.05.2024)

        
No. of cases as on 30.04.2024   :     2772

        Receipts upto 31.05.2024        :      169

        Disposal upto 31.05.2024        :      78

        Balance pending                          :   2863
                     

 

d) The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Fair Wages Act, 1969 

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Fair Wages Act, 1969 (Tamil Nadu Act 19 of 1969) provides for the payment of Fair Wages to Agricultural Labourers of Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts for the various types of work in agricultural sector. In regard to other districts, the Minimum Wages Act is being followed.

e) The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Lands (Record of Tenancy Rights) Act,1969 [Tamil Nadu Act 10/69]

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural Lands (Record of Tenancy Rights) Act, 1969 (Tamil Nadu Act 10 of 1969)provides for the registration of the names of the persons cultivating any agricultural land of landowners and public trusts in the State. The rights of the cultivating tenants are protected under this Act by registering themselves as cultivating tenants under this Act. The Taluk Tahsildars who are the Record Officers for purposes of this Act, have to prepare a Record of Tenancy Rights to safeguard the interest of the Tenants. Section 4 of the Act empowers the Record Officers to take suo motu action for registering the tenants.

 

                      PROGRESS ( as on 31.05.2024)

No. of cases as on 30.04.2024   :     70

 Receipts upto 31.05.2024      :     01

 Disposal upto 31.05.2024        :     01

 Balance pending                         :      69
        

        

 f) The Tamil Nadu Occupants of Kudiyiruppu (Conferment of Ownership) Act, 1971 as Amended 40/71

The Tamil Nadu Occupants of Kudiyiruppu (Conferment of Ownership) Act, 1971 (Tamil Nadu Act 40/71) provides foroccupancy rights to agriculturists or agricultural labourers who were occupying the Kudiyiruppu (Homesteads) as on the 19th June, 1971 either as tenant or as licensee and such Kudiyiruppus shall vest in them absolutely free from all encumbrances.

                      PROGRESS ( as on 31.05.2024)

        
No. of cases as on 30.04.2024      :    03

        Receipts upto 31.05.2024              :    01

        Disposal upto 31.05.2024             :    00


        Balance pending                  :    04

 

 
The Tamil Nadu Rural Artisans (Conferment of Ownership of Kudiyiruppu) Act 1976 (Presidents Act 38 of 1976) provides for the conferment of ownership on rural artisans occupying Kudiyiruppu in the State as on the 1st July, 1975 either as tenant or as licensee. The Government have enacted the Tamil Nadu Act 39 of 1990extending thetime limit for occupation of Kudiyiruppu upto 01.04.1990

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                               SUMMARY OF PROGRESS 
                                    (as on 31.05.2024)
 
      No. of cases as on 30.04.2024        :     3211

        Receipts upto 31.05.2024                :     179

                                    TOTAL                  :    3390




        Disposal upto 31.05.2024       :    88  (Details)

        Balance pending  
                :   3302 (Details)



 
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