Introduction : In the
period of chieftainship, allotment of sites for
housing and agricultural purpose was done by
Village Chief within their respective
jurisdiction. However, after the end of
chieftainship, it was carried out by SDO in
Lunglei Dsitrict. In the year 1953, October 6,
District Council Office was set up in Lunglei
District and the task of sites allotment for
houses and agricultural purposes and collection
of taxes was carried out under the supervision
of Circle Officer. The designation of Officer
in-charge of Revenue Office was changed from
time to time like Revenue Officer, ADC i/c
Revenue etc. When the post of ASO was created in
the year 1983, Land Revenue and Settlement
Office, Lunglei has been functioning under ASO-I
The Land Revenue & Settlement Department has
been performing different tasks like allotment
of sites for housing, shop, stall, garden, WRC,
fishery, farm, allotment of sites for NGO, CBO,
VO and issue of Land Settlement Certificate and
collect of taxes / revenue. Besides these,
settlement of Land disputes cases, court cases,
compensation case, land rent, land acquisition
etc are the main tasks of Revenue Department.
As already noted before, the District Council Office was set up in Lunglei
in the year 1953, October 6. It performed the
works of site allotment for housing and
agricultural purposes and revenue / tax
collection. The name of the Department has been
changed as Land Revenue & Settlement since 1980
There are 16 sub towns within Lunglei District :
5) Mualthuam ‘N’
7) Tawipui ‘S’
8) Tawipui N- I & II
9) Chawngte ‘L’
13) S. Vanlaiphai
16) Marpara ‘S’
The above sub towns have been covered by
Cadastral Survey operation except
of sites for housing and agricultural purposes.
2) Settlement of Land Disputes.
3) Survey, Mapping, documentation.
4) Issue of Pass, P. Patta, WRC, Shop, House,
Fish Pond etc. DPL / Land Lease.
5) Re- Issue of LSC, P. Patta, WRC etc…
6) Mutation / Transfer of ownership of Land.
7) Preservation and maintenances of records of
8) Renewal of P. Patta, WRC etc…
9) Collection of Taxes / Revenue.
Notice for Public :
1. Possessing a land or taking any action on
land without valid Pass / LSC is violation of
law and punishable.
Council can allot land for non agricultural
purposes in undeclared town / vollage only. The
rest is to be taken up by Gov’t. Possessing any
land without permission from competent authority
is not allowed and entails punishment as per
For more details Please contact LR &
S Office, Lunglei.