In addition to the village officers mentioned above, there are some stipendiary kotwals.

According to the provisions of the Bombay Inferior Village Watans Abolition Act, 1958, all the posts of hereditary inferior servants have been abolished from February 1959 and stipendiary kotwals have been appointed on the time-scale.

The number of kotwals for each village is dependent on the population of the village. One kotwal is appointed if the village has population of 500, two are appointed if the population is between 501 and 2,000 and three kotwals are appointed for those villages, the population of which exceeds 2,000.

The rules for the recruitment and employment of kotwals do not prescribe literacy as an essential qualification for appointment of kotwal, but where literate candidates are available they are given preference.

The services of the kotwals were transferred to Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samitis with the formation of the Zilla Parishad. Subsequently, their services were again transferred to the Revenue department. These latest Government orders have been given effect to from December 1, 1963 and the original position prior to 1st April 1963 has been restored therefrom.

There were 1,336 kotwals working in the district during the year 1971.