502 OTTAR PRADESH GAZETTE, DECEMBER Jl, 1955 [PABB VIIJ slight opposition in the beniiiii'mg hut Inter on'tho (MiHivatorsVxtonded their full ro-opi»rni.ion. "hi thn pi-nod of nix mnntlw (out of^vvhich four wore monsoon months) available during tho year under* reporljtho hulk of the mistakes in the land records were removed. 11. Holdings Area—On account of the non-preparation of Kha- ]iaunis for 1361 JVZi, the position relating to the Holdings Statistics remained the same as last year. 12. Land Records—Consequent on mass resignation of Patwaris and appointment of substitutes in their place the percentage of quali- fied Lekhpals fell considerably As trained candidates came out of the Lekhpal Schools, there was slight improvement and the percentage of qnalif ed hands rose from 37-4 in the preceding year to 40*9 in the year under report. The percentage of resident Lekhpals rose from 21 R in the preceding year to 34 -G during the year under report. The percentage of non-resident Lekhpals fell from 77-3 to 04-1 while the percentage of Lekhpals exempted from the obligation of residence was 1 -3 as against 0 -9 in the preceding year. 2. There were 10 Lekhpal Schools in the State during the year under report. The number of regular candidates who appeared at the Final Lekhpal School Examination held in 3054 MTas 427 as against 877 in the preceding year and the percentage of passed candidates this year was 62-7 as against 86-2 in the preceding year. Tho number of failed candidates who applied for i e-cxamination of answer-books was 31. Answer books were scrutinized by the Assistant Director of Land Records but no candidate passed as a result of the re-examination. The reasons for low admissions to the Lekhpal Schools is in the main attributable to the appointment of a number of persons as Lekhpals in the emergency created by the mass resignations of Patwaris who would otherwise have joined the schools. 3. There was an acute shortage of trained Supervisor Kanungos, on account of large number of deputation. To meet this shortage, 42 outside candidates were selected by means of a competitive examination conducted by the Public Service ComniissioM and -10 Lekbpals were- admitted to the Kanungo Training School, HEardoi. Out of these, 41 outsiders and 39 Lekhpals passed the final examination. One outside candidate failed while one Lekhpal candidate could not take up the examination on account of an accident. 4. The village maps can at best be said to he generally in a satis- factory condition except in the permanently settled tracts and areas subjected to numerous! changes on account of various Planning Schemes, gifts of land under the "Bhoodan Yagana Act, and new land having been brought under cultivation. Action for the replacement of unserviceable maps, where necessary, was taken 5. The land records work which has been deteriorating in the past years on account of continued attendance of Patwaris at tahsil headquarters in connection with the preparation of Zunindari Abolition Compensation statements and the employment of untrained and inexperienced Lekhpals in the vacancy caused by the resign tion of Patwaris can show improvement only if Lekhpals and Supervisor Kanungos are not saddled with extra duties for a series of years. For the first time the work was done according to the programme in the year under report. A State-wide Correction Drive was launched as a result of which a very large num- ber of errors and ommissions and disputed entries were corrected. The number of mistakes detected was 29 lakhs (round) and those corrected within the year were 8 lakhs (round). Tn furtherance of this object, a concerted drive for the verification of khataunis was again launched along with the Kharif partal of 1362 F. This drive proved effective in improving the records. 6. The rules in Parts III to X of the Land Records Manual have been sanctioned and sent to the press for printing and distribution. The service rules of the Land Records Staff are under consideration and will be sanctioned shortly. 7. The Assistant Director of Land Records toured extensively and made useful suggestions. 13. Machinery for the collection of Government Dues—The Sea- sonal Land Revenue Scheme was replaced by the Scheme of Integ- rated Collections with effect from Kharif r36lF. Under the Integrat- ed Collection Scheme all the different agencies for collection of land.