11. Deputy Commissioner in case of temporary vacancy –
If the Deputy Commissioner dies or is disabled from performing his duties, the officer who succeeds temporarily to the Chief Executive Administration in revenue matters shall be deemed to be the Deputy Commissioner under this Act until a successor is appointed.
The hierarchy of officials created by the DELHI LAND REVENUE ACT, 1954 may be represented by the following diagram.
The Chief Commissioner is the most powerful post and the head of Revenue Organisation, as well as Sections 4 of 15 of the Act make the position of the Cheif Commissioner vis-a-vis other officials in the Hierarchy in areas relating to power very explicit. The Chief Commissioner has the power to appoint as many as he thinks fit, Tahsildars, Naib-Tahsildars and Assistant Collectors. He may also has the capacity to alter and to form Patwaris’ halkas and no alteration by the Patwari of the Halkas shall be final unless sanctioned by the Chief Commissioner. He has the power and the power to delegate the appointment of Patwaris and Kanungos, to Deputy Commissioner or a revenue assistant.