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illustrated.1883 Excerpt: ... Bengal Magistrate, deprived of an
executive police, had no executive instruments at all. The
extension of the sub-divisional system, or, in other words, the
reduction in the area of the territorial units of administration,
had done a good deal towards effective control; but the great
addition had been to judicial rather than to administrative
strength, the officers in charge of sub-divisions of districts
having no executive establishments. The transfer also of rent suits
from the revenue to the civil courts deprived these officers of an
important source of information regarding rural affairs, and they
continued to be so burdened with criminal, treasury, and other
office work, that they were not free to move about their
sub-divisions, to acquaint themselves with the country and the
people, to superintend the details of land revenue settlements and
other work, to investigate cases on the spot, and generally to
carry on active personal supervision and administration within
their jurisdictions. It was pointed out that a tehsildar, who is,
in fact, the sub-divisional officer of other parts of India, has
under his orders a deputy, who is well paid, and is available for
all executive duties; a canungo or agricultural registrar, who is
the link between the Government and the patwaris, or village
accountants; and other subordinates to carry out his orders. Aided
by this staff, the tehsildar can do whatever the Government
requires of him. He is not a mere collector of revenue: he is the
agent of the executive Government in all departments, and among
other duties he obtains and furnishes the statistics required as a
help to guide the administration. There was in Bengal no machinery
like this. If special inquiries had to be made, a special agency
had to be employed, wi...
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Baron Antony Patrick MacDonnell
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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