COLLECTORATE

Name of the Official Designation Contact
Dr. Khalid Jahangir, IAS District Collector 01985-232216

The Collectorate play a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S/KAS heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, scheduled areas/agency areas, general elections, arms licensing etc.

The responsibilities assigned  are as follows :

As District Magistrate:

  • Maintenance of law and order.
  • Supervision of the police and jails.
  • Supervision of subordinate Executive magistracy.
  • Hearing cases under the preventive section of the Criminal Procedure Code.
  • Supervision of jails and certification of execution of capital sentences.
  • Arbitrator of land acquisition.
  • Disaster management during natural calamities such as floods, famines or epidemics.
  • Crisis management during riots or external aggression.

As Collector:

  • Land assessment
  • Land acquisition
  • Collection
  • Collection of income tax dues, excise duties, irrigation dues etc.
  • Distribution of agricultural loans

As Deputy Commissioner/District Commissioner:

  • Reports to Divisional Commissioner on all matters.

As District Election Officer:

  • Conducts Elections in the district, be it General, Assembly or Municipal.
  • Acts as the Returning Officer for the Lok Sabha constituency in the district.

A District Magistrate is assisted by some following for carrying out day-to-day work in various fields:–

  1. District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDO)
  2. District Revenue Officer (DRO)
  3. City Magistrate (KAS)
  4. Sub-Divisional Magistrate(s) (SDM)
  5. Other officers from other departments at district level also report to him.