A tenure holder is the term used in the Chhattisgarh Land Revenue Code, 1959 for describing a particular type of land owners. Section 2(1) (z) of the code defines tenure holder. This section states that Tenure holder means a person who holds land from the state government and who is or is deemed to be bhumiswami under the provisions of this code;
All those persons who were holding land from the government under the various land revenue tenancy laws operative in different parts of the state were brought on par under the present code and were conferred the status of bhumiswami under Section 158 of the code.
To be a tenure holder it is essential that the person should hold land from the state government. A person holding land from the central government in not a tenure holder within the meaning of the Code. Similarly a person holding the land from any other private person is not a tenure holder, in whatever rights he may hold the land. The second necessary essential of a tenure holder is that he should be a Bhumiswami under Section 158 of the Code. The classes of persons who are termed as Bhumiswami from the date of coming into force of this code are mentioned in clauses (a) to (e) of Sub – Section 1 of Section 158 of the code.
Cite this article:
Muhammad Riyazul Ameen Memon. Tenure Holder. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 47-49.