Revenue record is also known as Jamabandi and Jamabandi is also called as ROR which stands for ‘Record of Rights’.
Basically, it is such a register in which the full detail of village, landowners and cultivators and land revenues is given. Jamabandi is the only one place destination for each and every single property and land detail. New jamabandi is prepared, fresh, after every five years with reference to the previous Jamabandi records.
Whatever changes occur in the right of landowners due to sale, mortgage, ancestral come, the present patwari makes the entire entries in the mutation accordingly and give detail with a pencil in remarks column with red ink.
After the five years, when a revenue book is prepared again then the changes in the entry is made in the new revenue book at an appropriate place by the present patwari who is further liable for preparing the same after every 5 years.
The new Jamabandi i.e. the one prepared after every 5 years for a specific village is must to be submitted in the Tehsildar office. Before this, the girdawar/kanoongo is supposed to read out these entries in a general public meeting of the village whose land record is being prepared and then after the final verification and inspection for the same is made by the area revenue officers.
One copy of the new jamabandi remains with the patwari and he does his work using the same book.
The preparation of the jamabandi for a village or area (i.e. the one which is prepared after 5 years) is started by 15th of June in the 5th year. The decision of all the mutation entries till 15th June is implemented in the new jamabandi.
While preparing the new jamabandi mistakes might occur. The same can be corrected under The Punjab Land Record Manual para 7.29. But in case, if any patent fact is remained to enter before the mutation then there is no possibility of a correction in a record, the same can only be corrected under The Punjab Land Record manual para 7.30 by entering a new mutation.
As per the Land record manual para 7.57 and 7.60 the patwari and kanoongo must read out all the entries of old revenue record and newly prepared book to the public and thereafter the revenue officers may visit in village for verification of property or land as per The Land Record Manual para 7.62 and there must be presence of maximum number of people at that time so that there may not be any chance of any kind of mistake.