In order to assist the Tahsildar in exercising proper supervision over the village officers and village servants. Revenue Inspectors are appointed for every Revenue Inspector's circle. Each such Revenue Inspector has under him 25 to 30 patwaris. They form a link between Tahsildar and the village population.

The main duties of the Revenue Inspector as laid down in various manuals concerning revenue matters, and particularly the Revenue Inspector's Manual are as follows: -

(1) to supervise the work of Patwaris;

(2) to prepare, maintain and check rasid-bahis ;

(3) to visit each patwari circle in his charge once in three months and each village once in each touring season;

(4) to submit report to Tahsildar and the Sub-Divisional Officer with a copy to District Superintendent of Land Records regarding condition of crops, rainfall, prices of foodgrains, fodder and water condition when called upon to do so;

(5) to report the occurrence of any calamity, i.e., outbreak of cattle disease, epidemic or any thing unusual affecting the condition of the people, crop or cattle;

(6) to conduct survey or measurement of land, prepare any maps or superintend any survey operations whenever required to do so by the revenue officers;

(7) to make local enquiry in respect of correctness of entries in village records and collect information relating to land or agriculture when required by any revenue officer;

(8) to make immediate reports regarding damage from hailstorms, locust, floods, fires, etc., and failure of water-supply, permanent deterioration of land from diluvion, etc.;

(9) to attest all entries made by the patwaris in khasara relating to any land improvement to ensure the exemption of such improvements from assessment;

(10) to watch the proper utilization of loans granted under Land Improvement Loans Act and Agriculturists Loans Act and report cases of misappropriation to Tahsildar for necessary action;

(11) to detect and report the cases of diversion of agricultural loans to non-agricultural purposes;

(12) to maintain a register of survey appliances passed by the patwaris and to check the instruments once in every three months;

(13) to check and sign the traced maps, copies of Khsara and Kistbandi prepared by the patwaris in connection with land acquisition work: and

(14) to certify mutations only when they follow from the execution or cancellation of a conditional sale or relates to the imposition or discharge of a mortgage.