Administrative Hierarchy in Garhwal Bhabhar -2
By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
Characteristics of Kham Settlement in Garhwal Bhabhar -14
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -108
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -945
The powers for District collector for administrating Bhabhar Garhwal were immense in British rule. The board of revenue was responsible for administrating Bhabhar Garhwal Estate. (Order by Kumaon Commissioner, 17th February 1953). Board of Revenue prepared and sent following rules for administration (Naithani)–
The works for administrating Bhabhar Jamindari (Estate) , public works, health related works were under district collector. Deputy Commissioner (Kumaon) would check the demand or recommendations sent by district collector to board of revenue. Deputy Commissioner would sent the recommendation to board of revenue sent by DC Deputy Commissioner would sent annual report to board of revenue sent by district collector. However, the real officer for Bhabhar was district collector.
Kham superintendent was administrator of Bhabahr but real authority was district collector and there was no appeal in Commissioner Office (Kumaon) against order of district collector.
Later on, government appointed land reform commissioner and in place of deputy commissioner the land reform commissioner was the link between board of revenue and district collector.
The law of UP tenancy act was not applicable to Bhabhar land. Kumaon tenancy act was applicable for Bhabhar land.
Kham superintendent used to send report to district collector. Due to poor condition of farmers, there was no court for Bhabhar land. District collector used to look after all court matters.
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -946
*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 249-278
2Naithani, Bhabhar Tab aur Ab page 55-60
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History of British Rule, Administration, Policies, Revenue system over Haridwar, Pithoragarh Kumaon, Uttarakhand;