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Government Of Assam Revenue & Disaster Management DIRECTORATE OF LAND REQUISITION ACQUISITION & REFORMS

Apply for Mutation (নামজাৰী) of Land

Apply for Mutation (নামজাৰী) of Land

Mutation means registration of name of a person in the Record of Right i:e: Jamabandi It is obligatory on the part of every proprietor, land holder, mortgagee succeeding to any estate or share there in an estate whether by transfer or inheritance and obtaining possession of the same, shall within six months from the date of taking possession or assumption of charges, apply to Deputy commissioner /Circle officer for mutation of his/her name in the Jamabadi as proprietor, land holder, manager, or mortgagee and of the nature and extent of interest in respect of which the application is made.Mutation is done by way of sale, gift, mortgage, inheritance, will etc.

Types of Mutation:

There are two types of Mutation

  1. Office Mutation:

    Office mutation is normally done in Circle office through office procedures.

    • U/S 50 of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 application for mutation is presented to Circle Officer.
    • U/S 52 of ALRR 1886 Circle officer issues notices requiring all persons who may object to the registration/mutation and to file objection not less than one month from the date there of.
    • U/S 53 of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 Circle officer passes mutation order subject to fulfillment of all conditions required for mutation.Office mutation is mandatory for urban/municipal areas.Howerver,Citizens can apply for office mutation in rural areas also.
  2. Field Mutation:

    Field mutation is done in rural areas by Circle Officer during field visit . Citizen may apply in a plain paper with required documents to Circle officer or Lot Mandal for field mutation.

Provisions of Acts/ Rules for Mutation:

  • For Office Mutation - Section 50,52, 53,of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 and Rule 215 of Assam Land Records Manual 1906.
  • For Field Mutation - Section 53 (A) 1 of Assam Land Revenue Regulation 1886 & Rule 211 of Assam Land Records Manual 1906 .

Standard Format for application of Mutation:

There is a Standard Application Format available in the Circle Offices for Office Mutation. The application should be filled in Form 26 with court fee stamp (10 of part Assamese and 6 of Bengali of Assam schedule XVII). However, there is no any standard format for application of Field Mutation .An applicant may apply in a plain paper with required documents to Circle officer or Lot Mandal for Field Mutation.

Where and how the application can be submitted?

Application for Office Mutation is to be filed in the Circle office. For Grant Mutation it is to be filed in the Deputy Commissioner’s office. Citizen may either apply to concerning Lot Mandal or Circle Officer for Field Mutation. Moreover, citizen can apply Mutation online through ILRMS (Integrated Land Records Management System), Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Govt of Assam after the Citizen Centric Service is commissioned.

Necessary documents /information required to be furnished along with application for Mutation:

  1. Mutation by way of inheritance:
    • Death certificate of the deceased pattadar.
    • Next of kin certificate.
    • Probate from competent court in case of will.
    • Affidavit mentioning the relationship of the applicant with deceased pattadar.
    • A declaration in the form of affidavit that the land intended to be mutated in place of deceased pattadar has not been transferred when he was alive .
    • A declaration in the form affidavit that total land of the applicant does not exceed the ceiling limit as per Assam Fixation of Ceiling on Land Holding Act 1956 after Mutation.
    • Up to date land revenue receipt.
  2. Mutation by way of sale/gift/mortgage:
    • Copy of registered sale/gift/mortgage Deed.
    • A declaration in the form affidavit that total land of the applicant does not exceed the ceiling limit as per Assam Fixation of Ceiling on Land Holding Act 1956 after Mutation.
    • A declaration in the form affidavit that the land to be transferred is free from all encumbrances.
    • Up to date land revenue receipt.
    • User fee Rs 200 for urban areas & Rs 50.00 for rural areas.
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