Conversion is an official process through which status of any land settled for one year mostly in Villages (Annual Patta) or three years mostly in Towns ( Short Lease Patta) is changed to longer tenure with right to transfer which is restricted in respect of Annual or Short Lease Patta.
The Annual Patta Holder shall apply before the concerned Circle Officer under whose jurisdiction the AP land falls on plain paper affixing appropriate Court fee clearly mentioning the land schedule. In rural areas however, provisions for initiating suo-moto conversion process has also been made where the concerned Land Recorder(Lot Mandal) shall submit conversion proposal to the Circle Officer.
The applicant has to furnish along with the application up-to-date land revenue payment receipt.
As per provisions of Rule 105 of Assam Land Records Manual, all applications for conversion should be enquired into and disposed of, as far as possible, within a period of three months from the date of receipt of the application. The following conditions need to be fulfilled in this regard:
As per provisions of Govt. Land Policy, 1989,The conversion of Annual lease into Periodic shall be granted:
Further, the conversion of Annual Lease into periodic will be limited to:
Rates of premium to be realized for conversion are notified by the Government at different times.As per Govt. Circular No. RSR. 9/88/Pt. II/64, dated 25.05.1999, rates of premium for conversion of A.P. land into P.P.:
Place / Areas
Trade / Commerce / Industry Purpose
Municipal & Revenue Towns
10 KMs from the periphery of Guwahati City & 3 KM periphery of any other Municipal & Revenue Town
As per Govt. Circular No. RRG.3/2001/12, dated 04.12.2003, the premium to be realized for transferred and non-transferred land is as under:
Place / Areas
Occupied portion of the A.P. land that remains with the pattadar after transfer of A.P. land
For Town land
Further, in respect of the lands falling outside the towns but within 3 KM radius of towns, the premium should be realized @ 15% of the market value. In respect of the land falling within 10 KM radius of Guwahati, the premium should be realized @ 25% of the market value [In case of non-transferred / non-alienated A.P. Land].
There are provisions for concession in payment of conversion premium to the extent of 25% over the estimated due premium fixed as per Rules in force to :
This concession will be available in all classes of land whether agricultural, residential, industrial ,trade or commercial land both in rural and urban areas.
Latest Govt. Circulars: As per Govt. Circular No. RRG. 130/2014/6, dated 21.04.2015, Govt. has directed to issue P.P. in favour of allotment certificate holders straightway without issuing A.P. in rural areas for residential and agricultural purpose and no fee or any amount has to be realized for the conversion.
As per Govt. Circular No. RRG. 130/2014/7, dated 02.05.2015, conversion of A.P. into P.P. has to be done in rural areas for residential and agricultural purpose without waiting for the application from the pattadars. The amount of conversion fee for the said land should be realized as arrear land revenue if the A.P. holders did not deposit the conversion fee at the time of conversion.