Jamabandi (जमाबन्दी) is a Hindi word and its English meaning is settlement.
Jamabandi is a land record term used in various states of India like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Manipur etc.
Jamabandi is one of the most important document of land record / revenue record. It is known by different name like fard, parcha or many other different names in different areas, but most common name is Jamabandi.
Jamabandi is a land Record of Rights (ROR) of a village. The Jamabandi Register contains name of owners, area of land, shares of owners, other Rights, cultivation, rent and revenue and other taxes payable on land.
Like other states Haryana also use Jamabandi document for land records. Nakal Jamabandi Haryana has 10 columns.
- Owner details
- Cultivator details
- Source of irrigation
- Filed nos or khasranos
- Area & type of land
- Rent paid by cultivator, rate and amount
- Share or measures of right and rule of bachh
As per the para 82 of Chapter IX of Manual for Village Accountants prescribed by the Government of Karnataka, Jamabandi is of two kinds
- Dittam Jamabandi: Dittam jamabandi is conducted by Tahasildar,immediately after the Annual Accounts of a village are completed by the Village Accountant as on 1st July.
- Huzur Jamabandi: Hujur Jamabandi is conducted by the Deputy Commissioner or by Asst.Commissioner any other officer appointed as such, between Oct to Dec, to verify and settle the village accounts of the previous year and to determine the Land Revenue and other dues for the current year. This is more or less an audit of last year’s account and partly inspection to see that the accounts of the current year are brought up-to-date.
It is a register where the landholders are maintained alphabetically along with the details of the lands held by them. The field in the possession of each land holder and the classification of each field are entered from the Dag Chitha.
Rajasthan Jamabandi (Khevat Khatauni) Form – P-26(A) & Form P-26(B) have 10 columns.
- New Khevat Khatauni Number.
- Old Khevat Khatauni Number.
- Name of Tenant with father’s name caste and Residential address with nature of tenure.
- Khasra Number.
- Social Classification.
- Source of Irrigation.
- Rent paid by Cultivator.
- Mutation related note along with date and number..