In addition to the village officers mentioned above, there are village servants or Kotwals. They are of two kinds, viz., (1) those useful to the community, and (2) those useful to the Government.

They are appointed on fixed remuneration. They assist the village officers to collect land revenue, summon villagers to chavdi, carry the land revenue to taluka office, help the Patil in the detection of offences and apprehension of known criminals. They also assist the Patil in the maintenance of law and order in the village.