Collectorate is the office of the District Collector/ District Magistrate situated at District Basti. A District Collector is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in charge of revenue collection and administration of a district. Since District Collectors are also empowered as executive magistrates, the post is also referred to as the District Magistrate and as the office-bearer works under the supervision of a Divisional Commissioner, the post is also known as Deputy Commissioner. District Administration is a legacy of the British Raj. District Collectors were members of the Indian Civil Service and were charged with supervising general administration in the district. Warren Hastings introduced the office of the District Collector in 1772.
Functions and Responsibilities:-
The responsibilities assigned to a District Magistrate , District Collectors are entrusted with a wide range of duties in the jurisdiction of the district. While the actual extent of the responsibilities they generally involve.
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.
Land assessment, Land acquisition, Collection of revenue, Collection of banks dues, excise duties, irrigation dues etc, hearing of revenue court cases, assues of arms licenses and certificates, Distribution of agricultural loans, Chairman of the District Bankers Coordination Committee, Head of the District Industries Centre.
As Deputy 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 IAS and PCS for carrying out day-to-day work in various fields:-
Chief Development Officer (CDO). Chief Revenue Officer (CRO),Additional District Magistrate(s) (ADM),City Magistrate (CM),Sub-Divisional Magistrate(s) (SDM) or Deputy Collector(s) (DC) and other Executive Magistrates, Other officers from other line departments at district level also report to him.,/p>
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