Board of Revenue

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The Board of Revenue was a Colonial British institution and part of the British Raj in India. It provided the crucial role of revenue management during East India Company (EIC) rule. Created by the EIC in 1781, the board was formed to help the company's government in the detailed work of revenue and administration. The British had discovered "a synthesis between the collection of revenue and the general administration". The first Board of Revenue was set up in Bengal in 1786 and Tamil Nadu soon followed suit. Over the course of time this organization came to be set up in most other provinces. Thus, today we find a Board of Revenue in all states of India.

After Independence[edit]

After Independence even today we find a Board of Revenue in many states except:

  • Andhra Pradesh, Gujrat,Maharashtra, which have Revenue Tribunals and Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, which have one or more Financial Commissioners instead of a Board.
  • In Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Board of Revenue was abolished in the year 1980. The operation of this board was taken over by Tamil Nadu Revenue Department.[1]


  1. ^ "abolition of Tamil Nadu Revenue Board". Retrieved 2012-10-29.  External link in |publisher= (help)