Lekhpal is a clerical government post in Uttar Pradesh state, India. The duties are to maintain Village revenue account and village land records. He is basically a village accountant officer in revenue administration at the village level.The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) is the state organization authorized to conduct the various examination for appointments to the various posts. UPSSSC conducts various exams in the Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission constituted under the provision of the U.P. Subordinate Services Selection Commission Act 2014.Lekhpal is a low level bureaucrat in Indian states. He is the representative of government at the village level. Upto 1906 he was paid by village itself but now he is a salaried government employee. He usually has one or two villages in his charge.
Job Profile and Vacancies of Lekhpal
The duties of lekhpal include conducting of surveys, inspection of fields, recording crop data, revision of official maps of fields and other village lands and reports revision related to mutations, partitions. Collection of revenues, Collection of rents of government's rented places. He also reports death of a person in village to update data (like property mutation), crime and also helps police to make a roadmap for investigation in such cases if asked. In case of natural disaster he makes reports and assists to provide relief. He is also required to assist in providing relief to agricultural distress and also in census operations. A Lekhpal reports to Kanoongo.
So basically he is viewed as the ears and eyes of Collector at the village level.
Lekhpal is basically of two types:
- Rajasva Lekhpal
The duties of a Rajasva Lekhpal includes following work:
- The duties of lekhpal include conducting of surveys, inspection of fields, recording crop data, revision of official maps of fields and other village lands and reports revision related to mutations, partitions.
- Lekhpal also do the collection of revenues, the collection of rents of government’s rented places etc. which are important tasks.
- Lekhpal also report the death of village residents to update data, crime and also help police to make a roadmap for investigation in such cases if asked.
- A Lekhpal has to accomplish several governmental duties such as issue birth certificates, Jati (caste) certificates, Voter IDs, Aadhar Cards, Affidavits, pension papers, Census etc.
- Lekhpal on duty for 10–11 hours but if an emergency arises, Lekhpal need to be up anytime. On Sundays, He do get holidays although it’s not always guaranteed.
- Chakbandi Lekhpal
The duties of a Chakbandi Lekhpal includes following work:
- Lekhpal work includes conducting surveys, inspection of fields, recording crop data, revision of official maps of fields and other village lands and report revision related to mutations and partitions.
- In case of natural disaster, Lekhpal work is to make reports and assist to provide relief.
- Lekhpal also assist in providing relief to agricultural distress and also in census operations.
UPSSSC has released 1364 vacancies for the post of Chakbandi Lekhpal, where 1002 vacancies are for candidates of General Category and 362 vacancies are for the candidates of SC category.
Here, is a category – wise breakdown of these vacancies.
Eligibility Criteria for Lekhpal
There are a set of expected eligibility criteria that you should qualify to apply for Lekhpal Recruitment Exam.
- Age Limit
- Minimum Age Limit: 18 years
- Maximum Age Limit: 40 years
- SC/ ST : 5 years
- OBC : 3 years
- Physically Handicapped : 10 years
- Physically Handicapped + OBC : 13 years
- Physically Handicapped + SC/ST : 15 years
- Educational Qualification
- Candidate must possess Intermediate/ 10 + 2 from a recognized institution of UP Board and Course on Computer concepts (CCC) from NIELIT.
- Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as Lekhpal. After selection, Lekhpal has to handle some computer related work too, like, making reports, responding to mails, maintaining database, etc.
- Language Proficiency: Qualification of Hindi is essential for both the posts. For this purpose, all the candidates must have passed Hindi of atleast Matriculation or its equivalent level upto the date of document checking.
Lekhpal Syllabus & Exam Pattern
UPSSSC conducts exam for the post of Lekhpal. Selection for the post will be based on Written Exam under Direct Recruitment. Written Exam will be of Intermediate Level. Objective Type Questions will be asked in the written Exam. Exam will be based on qualification as per Intermediate. Written Exam will be of 100 Marks carrying 100 questions which have to be completed in duration of 90 minutes as a whole.
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Lekhpal Exam Date
UPSSSC has released application form for the post of Chakbandi Lekhpal, but exam date schedule is yet not declared. A tentative exam date schedule is mentioned below.
Online Application Starts From
6 March, 2019
Last Date to Apply Online
5 April, 2019
Last Date to Pay Fees
5 April, 2019
Last Date for Correction
12 April, 2019
Admit Card Availability
To be announced
To be announced
The Exam Date for the post of Rajasva Lekhpal Recruitment 2019 has yet not been released.