As the lowest state functionary in the Revenue Collection system, his job encompasses visiting agricultural lands and maintaining record of ownership and tilling (girdawari).
Due to their primary base in rural areas, where literacy and wealth is low, they yield a larger-than-life influence in the local community and are notorious for demanding bribe and changing land records at will.
It seems to be quiet natural that some of the descendants of HAKKA and BUKKA are now within Mudiraj community.
Bukka (13561377 CE) also known as Bukka Raya I, was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire from the Sangama Dynasty. The early life of Bukka as well as his brother Hakka, also known as Harihara I, were relatively unknown and most accounts of their early life are based on various theories.
One such theory states that Bukka and Hakka were commanders in the army of the King of Warangal.
After the King of Warangal was defeated by Muhammad bin Tughlaq, Bukka and his brother were taken prisoners and sent to Delhi. Bukka and his brother eventually escaped and retained their Hindu traditions and founded the Vijayanagara Empire under the influence of the Brahmin sage Vidyaranya.
With recent computerization of land records, their ability to manipulate records has been limited.
The Government of India has developed a software system called Patwari Information System (PATIS) which was deployed in at least two districts as of 2005 with deployment at the Tehsil level underway.
Many surnames in Andhra Pradesh are derived from the village / town name in which the people originally used to live.
There are many people having surnames after towns such as Gunturu, Bezawada ( Vijayawada ), Addanki, etc.
Even though the descendants of these original settlers of the town migrated out of the town, the surname remains unchanged.