(1) The grant of land is in addition to pension, if any, earned by the individual. It must be under¬stood, however, that the grant of land being a bounty from Government, no person can claim it as of right. (No. G. 5292-348— Mily. 53-30-2, dated 17th November 1930).
(2) These concessions will not apply to persons who retired prior to the issue of the Military Settlement Order of 1917, unless they have rendered Field Service during the first world war.
(3) Men who take their discharge voluntarily will not also be entitled to these concessions unless they have rendered field service.
(4) The cases of those who are entitled to land-grant under the order of 1917 but have not yet been granted lands should be dealt with under these rules.
(5) The Commandant of the Regiment may, immediately before or after the retirement of a soldier, or after the death of a soldier or at other time when an application is received and a grant is due under these rules, make a recommendation to the Chief Commandant for the grant of lands to the soldier or his family as the case may be. If the soldier is eligible for the grant of land and the Chief Commandant is of opinion that, in consideration of the soldier's exemplary and distinguished conduct while on field service or an account of the injuries received in action or exemplary or distinguished services in peace time, the concession may be shown to him, the Chief Commandant will submit his recommendation to Government,
(6) In cases under Clause (i) of Rule 8, the recommendation may be sent up as soon as an applicant becomes eligible for the concession without waiting for his retirement. Full information should be given when making the recommendation to enable Government to decide the case on its merits.
(7) Applications for actual allotment of land sanctioned to awardees under the M.C. Rules should reach the Revenue Commissioner in Mysore, Bangalore, within a period of one year from the date of this Govern¬ment Order in respect of all old cases and within one year from the date of the Government Order awarding the land in respect of award passed heareafter, failing which the award will be treated as inoperative with the proviso that Government will, however, reserve the right to relax the rule for any genuine cases of hardship. (G.O. No. H. B. 6924-40—Mily. 8-53-41, dated 4th December 1953).


(8) For purposes of these rules the term " Exem¬plary Military Service " shall mean : —
(i) Devotion to duty or other acts of gallantry, conspicuous acts of bravery in the Field and shall include cases of injuries received in action.
(ii) Continuance in service for 15 years with field service.
(iii) Exceptionally distinguished and exemplary service during pease time for a period qualifying for full pension or in special case on retirement after a period of 15 years of completed service.
(iv) Also any other act deserving special notice and worthy of a suitable reward at the pleasure of Govern¬ment. (G.O. No. 9190-2—Mily. 20-50-46, dated 2nd January 1951).

(9). The extent of land to be granted under these rules to a soldier or his family shall not exceed the follow¬ing scale from wet or dry lands :- Commandants 20 or 45 acres, Risaldars and Subedars 12 or 30 acres, Jamedars 8 or 20, Non-Commissioned Officers of and above the rank of Duffedars or Havildars 5 or 15 acres, Other ranks 3 or 8 acres.

Note. (i) The extents noted above are the maximum which should be granted in rare cases. But in cases of extraordinary distinguished service in the field even this maximum extent may be exceeded. In cases of men killed in action their families may be granted lands on a scale which is 50 per cent in excess of what the deceased men would have been entitled to, had they lived to apply for the grant.
(ii) Cases under clauses (ii) and (iii) of Rule 8 will be eligible for the grant of lands up to 50 per cent of the extent mentioned in Rule 9 above. Recommendation rolls furnished under Clause (iii) of Rule 8 should be accompanied with a certifi¬cate from the commandants that the service rendered were distin¬guished and exemplary.
(iii) The Medical Officers, Veterinary Officers and Hospital servants of the several Units still serving who have been on field service for not less than six months and have rendered exemplary service will be eligible to the same extent as is admissible to Military Officers of corresponding rank and to followers, respec¬tively.
(iv) Non-Combatants such as clerks, followers, etc., of the Mysore units who have been to the front and rendered exemplary service for not less than six months may be given the benefit of the land reward under the rules, the extent admissible being half of what is admissible to Combatants under Rule 9. The clerks should be considered equal to that class of combatants drawing similar pay in the field and followers, to other ranks.
(v) Clerks who have rendered exemplary Depot Service during the war will be eligible for the concession. Their service iu the Depot will count as half-war service and the scale is as men¬tioned in Rule 10 below ;


(10) Retired Officers and men who rendered Held service without any distinction will be entitled to land grants on the following scale : —
For a field service of 5 years and 4 months—Full extent admissible to the respective ranks according to Rule 9 above.

For a field service of 3 .years 'and under 5 years and 4 months.—Three-fourths extent admissible to the respective ranks according to Rule 9 above.

For a field service of one year and under three years : —Half the extent admissible to the respective ranks according to Rule 9 above.

For a field service of less than one year : —One acre of wet or 4 acres dry.

(11) The families of deceased officers and men who rendered field service will be entitled to the same concession as they would have got if the deceased had lived and applied for lands under the above rules.

(12) The preliminary enquiry as to the eligibility of a person for the grant of land shall be conducted in the Military Department or in the Kille Kacheri Palace Band or Body Guard Departments according to the Unit to which the individual belongs. After the recommenda¬tion is sanctioned by Government all further action will rest with the Revenue authorities.

(13) Wet and dry lands granted under these rules will be held free of assessment during the first two years in all cases and at the descretion of the Revenue Com¬missioner at half assessment for a further period not " exceeding three years. Full assessment will be payable from the sixth year onwards in all cases.

(14) The lands granted under these rules shall not be sold, mortgaged or otherwise alienated within a period of fifteen years from the date of grant. This rule will be applicable to individuals who become entitled to grant of lands hereafter. No person already in posses¬sion of lands under the rules in force so far or the heirs or assigns of such person will be deprived of them or of any concession already granted to them so long as the condition of the grants is fulfilled.

(15). Persons who become entitled to the grant of land under these rules may apply for unoccupied assessed and unassessed lands available for cultivation to the extent admissible in any locality selected by them except under the Krishnaraja Sagara and in other areas that may be notified by Government from time to time.

N.B.—The reservation of lands for grants under these rules ordered in Government Orders Nos. G. 3512-15—Mily. 172-15-17 and G. 19630-40—Mily. 274-20-2, dated the 12th September 1917. and 15th April 1921, respectively, has been cancelled.

(16) The value of lands given free of cost under these rules shall not exceed Rs. 350 per acre in the case of wet lands and Rs. 150 per acre in the case of dry lands. In cases where the estimated value of the land applied for exceeds the value limit prescribed above, the extent to be granted may be correspondingly reduced, to keep the grant within the money limit prescribed. (P. 405-15—Mily. 260-45-2, dated 29th July 1946).

(17) The Deputy Commissioners of Districts will maintain lists of persons to whom land grants have been sanctioned or may hereafter be sanctioned in their dis¬tricts under these rules. They should also instruct the Amildars that whenever applications for the grant of lands sanctioned are forwarded to them for making the neces¬sary assignment or allotment to the party concerned, they should furnish a report to the effect that the allot¬ment has been made and that the condition of the inaliena¬bility of the land for fifteen years is entered in the Khetwar Patrike (Index of Lands) and in the Saguvali Chits. Applications from Military men for lands are expected to be disposed of promptly. For the speedy disposal of cases of land grants, the Chief Commandant, may depute one of his officers to interview the Deputy Commissioners of Districts periodically for facilitating the disposal of pending applications.

A consolidated list of persons, to whom land grants have been sanctioned under these rules will be maintained in the office of the Revenue Commissioner.

The above scheme is extended to the personnel who join the State Forces of Mysore after 1st April 1950 and to the personnel who have entered the Mysore Forces Services prior to 1st April 1950 but who are to retire after 1st April 1950.

Note. — For further details the original G.O. in extenso may be referred.

(18) Lands in the Irwin Canal area may also be granted to Military applicants entitled to land grants under the Military concession rules, subject to the condi¬tion that the lands should be brought under cultivation immediately after they are granted. (R. 7461-73— L.R. 400-41-3, dated 21st May 1942).


(a) Mysoreans who belong to the Indian Army and who have served in the last war may be granted the concessions now shown to the Mysore Army Personnel, if they have served in the Indian Army for over 3 years and put in a field service for one year or more.

(b) The person to be eligible for concession must have been in Mysore State for at least 10 years prior to enlistment and must be now a permanent resident of Mysore State. The concession given to Indian Army Military Personnel will cease after the present batch is awarded lands as proposed above.


(1) All applications for grant of land under Government Order dated 18th September 1954 will be received by the Secretary, Bangalore Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Board in the first instance and he will be the recommending authority to this Government.(G.O. No. H.B. 8468-87—Mily. 3-54-68, dated 6th January 1955).
(2) The recommendation of the Secretary, Ban¬galore Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Board to Govern¬ment will be accompanied by a roll containing particulars of individuals as appended to this order.

(3) The concessions extended in the Government Order dated 18th September 1954 will apply to Ex-Indian Army personnel and will not be extended to Ex-Navy and Air Force personnel residing in Mysore State and they will not also apply to Indian Army personnel who are now in service.

(4) The Ex-Indian Army personnel will be entitled to lands as per scale indicated in para 10 of the Govern¬ment Order dated 17th November 1930, with the proviso that the word " Commandant " occurring in Government Order dated 17th November 1930 includes Officers in Indian Army like Lieutenant, Captain, Major, etc.

(5) In the roll of recommendation to be forwarded by the Secretary, only the extent of wet lands or dry lands should be indicated unless the applicant is aware of any particular survey number in which the land is vacant and available for Military personnel.

(6) The Revenue Commissioner in Mysore, Ban¬galore is requested to maintain separate records regarding the grant of lands to Ex-Indian Army personnel as distinct from the grant of land to Ex-Servicemen of the former Mysore Forces and the Non-I.S.F. Units.

(1) The personnel of the Second Battalion, Mysore Infantry who went for the service ex-state at that time would be entitled to free grant of lands counting their service ex-state as equal to half field service. (G.O. No. A.F. 1952-63—Mily. 276-44-3, dated 18th October 1945).

(2) Honorary Jamedars may be granted 6 acres wet or 15 acres of dry land if they have rendered field service or 50 per cent of this scale if they have not rendered such service. (G.O. No. G. 9340-41—Mily. 220-40-4, dated 16th April 1941).

(3) Private gentlemen who rendered exceptional assistance in recruiting to the Mysore Army will be granted a suitable extent of land to be fixed on the merits of each case and their services are also recognised in other suitable manner. (G.O. No. 9500-10-—220-41-11,. dated 14th March 1942).

(4) The following principle should be adopted in regard to the disposal of lands out of released kavals in the State: — 20 per cent be given to applicants belonging to Scheduled castes. 20 per cent to Military applicants. 10 per cent to Political sufferers. 50 per cent to bona fide agriculturists who are cither landless or insufficient holders. (G.O. No. R. 8519-24—L.R. 321-54-4, dated 10—llth September 1954).

(5) The entire personnel of units ex-state are allowed 50 per cent concession of land grant, free of cost as in the case of the personnel of the Second Battalion who served ex-state in terms of Government Order read above, subject to modification in case the role of any unit is changed for active service. (P. 2278-88—Mily. 1-48-2, dated 12th August 1948).

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