In addition to the village officers, there are stipendiary kotwals. According to the provisions of Bombay Inferior Village Watan Abolition Act, 1958, all the posts of hereditary inferior village servants have been abolished from February 1, 1962 and stipendiary kotwals have been appointed on fixed pay. According to sanctioned present scale, there were 1,921 kotwals in this district during 1968-69.

Their recruitment, service conditions and leave, etc., are governed by the Rules for the Recruitment and Employment of kotwals. Their appointment is renewed from year to year so long as the holder of the appointment continues to be fit. It can, however, be terminated on any earlier day, if found necessary, without notice and without assigning any reason.

The rules for the recruitment and employment of kotwals do not prescribe literacy as an essential qualification for appointment of kotwal, but where literate candidates are available, they are given preference.

The services of kotwal were transferred to Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samitis with the formation of the Zilla Parishad. Subsequently, however, the services of the kotwals were again transferred to the Revenue Department. These latest Government orders have been given effect to from December 1, 1963 and the original position prior to 1st April 1963 has been restored therefrom.