Different Names of a Patwari in Different States
As mentioned above, a Patwari is known by various names depending on the state he is posted in. In North and Central India, the term 'Patwari' is widely used. Apart from that, a Patwari is known by many other names, such as a Lekhpal, Karamchari, Kanungo, Village Officer, and Village Accountant.
Below are the functions and responsibilities performed by a Patwari.
- A Patwari is a 'village officer' at the local level.
- He is responsible for collecting land revenue from farmers in his area.
- Another important responsibility of a Patwari is to maintain and update land records to provide information to the government related to the crops grown and other similar records.
- The work of the Patwaris is further supervised by the Tehsildars who solve disputes and ensure the records are kept properly and the land revenue is collected on time.