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Difference between Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar

Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar are administrative positions in the revenue department of the government in India, particularly in the context of revenue and land administration at the tehsil or taluka level e.g. Baramati taluka in Pune. While both positions are involved in revenue collection and land administration, they have different roles and levels of authority. Here are the key differences!


  1. Senior Officer: Tehsildar is a senior administrative officer in the revenue department. They are usually higher in rank and authority compared to Naib Tehsildars.

  2. Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of a Tehsildar is to oversee and manage the revenue administration and land-related matters within a tehsil or taluka. This includes revenue collection, land records maintenance, land disputes resolution, and overseeing land transactions.

  3. Executive Magistrate: Tehsildars often hold the position of an Executive Magistrate, which grants them certain judicial powers, such as issuing orders related to law and order, curfew, and other matters.

  4. Decision-Making: Tehsildars have the authority to make important decisions related to land records, land revenue, and land-related disputes. They may also have the authority to approve land transactions and conduct revenue-related inquiries.

  5. Supervision: Tehsildars supervise the work of Naib Tehsildars, Revenue Inspectors, and other revenue department staff within the tehsil.

Naib Tehsildar

  1. Junior Officer: Naib Tehsildar is a junior administrative officer compared to the Tehsildar. They work under the supervision of the Tehsildar.

  2. Responsibilities: Naib Tehsildars assist the Tehsildar in the day-to-day administration of the tehsil. They are often involved in revenue collection, maintaining land records, and providing support in resolving land-related issues.

  3. Limited Judicial Powers: Unlike Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars do not typically hold the position of an Executive Magistrate and do not have the same level of judicial powers. They usually work on administrative matters rather than judicial ones.

  4. Decision-Making: While Naib Tehsildars assist in decision-making, their decisions are subject to the approval and final authority of the Tehsildar. They often prepare reports and recommendations for the Tehsildar's consideration.

  5. Field Work: Naib Tehsildars may spend a significant amount of time in the field, conducting surveys, inspecting land records, and assisting in revenue collection.

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Published on: Sep 13, 2023, 05:23 AM  


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