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Government Of Assam Cachar District

District Administrative Setup

  • Administrative set up

            Cachar is one of the 27 districts of Assam. It comprising of two Sub-divisions - Silchar and Lakhipur Sub-Divisions. Next level consists of 5 (five) Revenue Circles (Tahsils), namely;- Silchar, Lakhipur, Sonai, Udharbond and Katigorah. Furthermore, from developmental angle, the district is divided into 15 Community Development Blocks. Below the Block level set-up, there is 163 Gram Panchayats each comprising about ten villages on the average and governed by local self bodies. From the angle of Police Administration, the district area is divided into 8 (eight) Police Stations – Silchar, Lakhipur, Katigorah, Sonai, Borkhola, Udharbond, Jirighat and Dholai.
     


    DC Office Building

     

    Administrative Set-up in Cachar District

    Administrative Level Name Head Quarter
    District CACHAR DISTRICT  Silchar
    Sub-division (1) Silchar Sub-division    
    (2) Lakhipur Sub-division
    (1) Silchar 
    (2) Lakhipur


    Revenue Circle
    (1). Silchar Circle 232 villages
    (2).Udharbond Circle 83 villages
    (3). Katigorah Circle 147 villages
    (4). Lakhipur Circle 151 villages
    (5. Sonai 203 villages
    Police Station Police Stations  Outpost / TOP
    Silchar P.S.  
    Lakhipur P.S.  
    Katigorah P.S.  
    Sonai P.S.  
    Bokhola P.S.  
    Udharbond P.S.  
    Jirighat P.S.  
    Dholai P.S  
    Administrative Level Name Head Quarter


    C.D. Block
    Sonai Dev. Block  
    Narsingpur Dev. Block  
    Rajabazar Dev. Block  
    Silchar Dev. Block  
    Udharbond Dev. Block  
    Salchapra Dev. Block  
    Lakhipur Dev. Block  
    Borkhola Dev. Block  
    Katigorah Dev. Block  
    Binnakandi Dev. Block  
    Banskandi Dev. Block  
    Palonghat Dev. Block  
    Borjalenga Dev. Block  
    Tapang Dev. Block  
    Kalain Dev. Block  

     

    CD-Blocks,Sub-division & Circle.

    Name of Block

    Sub-Division

    Circle
    Sonai Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Sonai Cicrle
    Narsingpur Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Sonai Cicrle
    Rajabazar Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Lakhipur Circle
    Silchar Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Silchar-Sadar Circle
    Udharbond Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Udharbond Circle
    Salchapra Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Silchar-Sadar Circle
    Lakhipur Dev. Block 

    Lakhipur

    Lakhipur Circle
    Borkhola Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Silchar-Sadar Circle
    Katigorah Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Katigorah Circle
    Binnakandi Dev. Block

    Lakhipur

    Lakhipur Circle
    Banskandi Dev. Block

    Lakhipur

    Lakhipur Circle
    Palonghat Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Sonai Cicrle
    Borjalenga Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Silchar-Sadar Circle
    Tapang Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Silchar-Sadar Circle
    Kalain Dev. Block

    Silchar

    Katigorah Circle

     

    Revenue Circle & Revenue villages:

    SL No.

    Circle Name

    No. of Revenue Villages

    1.

    Silchar Revenue Circle

    232

    2.

    Udharbond Revenue Circle

    83

    3.

    Katigorah Revenue Circle

    147

    4.

    Lakhipur Revenue Circle

    151

    5.

    Sonai Revenue Circle

    203

    District Administration 
    The head of District Administration is Deputy Commissioner. He acts as District Magistrate in case of maintenance of Law and Order and General Administration, as District Election Officer in case of conduct of Election and so on. The Deputy Commissioner is aided by a number of Officers like Additional Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional Officers, Extra Assistant Commissioners and others.

     

    Establishment of the Deputy Commissioner,Cachar

    SL No.

     

    1.

    The Deputy Commissioner

    2.

    The Addl. Deputy Commissioners

    3.

    The Sub Divisional Officers (Sadar)

    4.

    The Extra Assistant Commissioner

    5.

    The Revenue Sheristedar

    6.

    The Magisterial Head Assistant

    Police

    SL No.

     

    1.

    The Deputy Inspector General of Police (SR)

    2.

    The Superintendent of Police

    3.

     The Subdivisional Police Officer

     
    Brief Description

    Deputy Commissioner 
             The Deputy Commissioner (DC) or District Magistrate (DM) or District Collector or Deputy Development Commissioner is the head of the revenue and development administration of an Indian district. The DC is required to be an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who is in charge of governmental assets in his district of jurisdiction. The DC is responsible for collecting revenue within the district as it pertains to various Governmental enactments such as Stamp and Registration Act, Land Reforms Act, Irrigation Act, Excise Act and Public Health Act. When executing duties with regards to revenue collection, the DC can exercise quasi-judicial functions.

    Overview

           The responsibility of general administration of the district lies with the deputy commissioner. He is the executive head and has threefold roles as (i) deputy commissioner,(ii) district collector and (iii) district magistrate.

    He is assisted by the following officers for carrying out day to day work in various fields:--

                1. Additional deputy commissioner
                2. Assistant commissioner (general)
                3. Assistant commissioner (grievances)
                4. Executive magistrate
                5. District revenue officer
                6. District transport officer
                7. District development and panchayat officer
                8. Civil defense officer
                9. Urban ceiling officer

    The deputy commissioner is the chief revenue officer as district collector and is responsible for collection of revenue and other government dues recoverable as arrears of land revenue. He deals with the natural calamities like drought, unseasonal rains, hailstorms, floods and fire etc. District collectors are officers of the Indian Administrative Service and are the most powerful government officials of the district along with the Superintendent of Police, Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Income Tax. They are entrusted with the task of handling law and order, revenue collection, taxation, the control of planning permission, and the handling of natural and man-made emergencies. A collector was a crucially important colonial officer placed at the district level and entrusted with the responsibility of revenue collection and other civil duties. District Collector also liaisons with the I-T Department during revenue administration and elections of the states. The deputy commissioner is looked upon as the eyes and ears of the government in such areas as law and order, land administration, disaster management and elections, though election observers from the Indian Revenue Service take charge of both general and local elections. The deputy commissioner works under the general guidance and supervision of the divisional commissioner.


                Under the Registration Act the district collector exercise the powers of registrar of the district and he controls and supervises the work of registration of deeds. He also functions as marriage officer under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Further under the Cinematograph Act, the district magistrate is the licensing authority in his jurisdiction. The administration of the police in a district is vested in the district superintendent, but under the general direction of the district magistrate as per provisions of section 4 of the Indian Police Act, 1861.

    Rule 1.15 of the Punjab Police Rules, 1934, also provides the powers of district magistrate as under: --

              The district magistrate is the head of the criminal administration of the district and the police force is the instrument provided by government to enable him to enforce his authority and fulfill his responsibility for the maintenance of law & order. The police force in a is, therefore, placed by law under the general control and direction of the district magistrate, who is responsible that it carries out its duties in such a manner that effective protection is afforded to the public and against lawlessness and disorder."

             The district magistrate is thus responsible for the maintenance of law & order within the limit of his jurisdiction. He is conferred with very wide powers by the law, which if used prudently can be very effective in maintaining peace and tranquility. The police force is mainly an instrument provided by law for the district magistrate. He can impose restriction on the movement of unlawful assembly under Section 144 Cr.P.C. and can also impose curfew keeping in view the situation.

              He is authorised to inspect the offices/courts of sub divisional officers (civil), tehsildars, naib tehsildars, treasuries, sub treasuries, jails, hospitals, dispensaries, schools, blocks, police stations, second class local bodies, improvement trusts and all other offices of Punjab government, the A.C.Rs of whose heads of offices he is required to write. In this way, he has effective control over the administration.

             The deputy commissioner holds courts and hears appeals under the following acts against the order of sub divisional officer (civil), passed as assistant collector 1st grade and sales commissioner and settlement commissioner:--
                1. Under the Land Revenue Act, 1887.
                2. Under the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887.
                3. Displaced Persons (Compensation & Rehabilitation) Act, 1954.
                4. Punjab Package Deal Properties (Disposal) Act, 1976.
                5. Urban Land (Ceiling & Regulations) Act, 1976.
                6. Besides it, he decides the lambardari cases.

    Additional deputy commissioner 
    The post of additional deputy commissioner has been created to assist the deputy commissioner in his day-to-day working. The additional deputy commissioner enjoys the same powers as that of deputy commissioner under the rules.

    General Information

    The DC's Office comprises of Revenue Branch, Magistracy Branch, Development Branch, Food and Civil Supply Branch, Excise Branch, Record Room, Land Acquisition Branch, Fishery etc.


    Other Officers of different Dept. working in the Dy. Commissioner's Office, Silchar 
               1. The Sub divisional Planning Officer, Cachar, Silchar.(Panchayat & Rural Dev. Deptt)
               2. The Sr. Planning officer, Cachar, Silchar(Planning and Dev. Deptt)
               3. The Asst. Planning officer, Cachar, Silchar(Planning and Dev.Deptt) 
               4. The Deputy Director, Food& Civil Supplies, Cachar
               5. The Superintendent of Excise, Cachar, Silchar under Excise Deptt.
               6. The DIO,National Informatics Centre,Cachar,Silchar 

    Other Officers working in the District 
              1. The Project Director,DRDA,Cachar,Silchar
              2. The Settlement Officer,Cachar& Hailakandi Dist,Silchar
              3. The Addl.Chief Engineer,ASEB,Silchar
              4. The Superintendent Engineer,ASEB,Silchar
              5. The Executive Engineer,ASEB,Silchar
              6. The Chief Electrical Inspector,Cachar,Silchar
              7. The Addl. Chief Engineer,Flood Control,Silchar
              8. The Superintending Engineer, Flood Control, Silchar
              9. The Executive Engineer, Flood Control, Silchar
              10.The Superintending Engineer, PWD (Roads), Silchar
              11.The Executive Engineer, PWD (Roads), Silchar
              12.The Superintending Engineer, PWD (Building), Silchar
              13.The Executive Engineer, PWD (Building), Silchar
              14.The Executive Engineer, PWD, ARIASP, Silchar
              15.The Executive Engineer, NEC Division, Silchar.
              16.The Superintending Engineer, Irrigation, Silchar
              17.The Executive Engineer, Irrigation, Silchar
              18.The Executive Engineer, Irrigation (Mech.) Silchar
              19.The District Agricultural Officer, Silchar
              20.The Executive Engineer, Agriculture, Silchar
              21.The Superintending Enghineer, PHE, Silchar
              22.The Executive Engineer, PHE Division-I, Silchar
              23.The Executive Engineer, PHE Division-II, Silchar
              24.The Inspector of Schools, CDC, Silchar
              25.The District Elementary Education Officer, Silchar
              26.The District Adult Education Officer, Silchar
              27.The Deputy Inspector of Schools, Silchar
              28.The District Sports Officer, Silchar
              29.The District Librarian, Silchar
              30.The Sub-Divisional Welfare Officer, Silchar for S/C & S/T Board
              31.The Project Director, ITDP, Silchar
              32.The District Social Welfare Officer, Silchar
              33.The Programme Officer, ICDS Cell, Silchar
              34.The Divisional Forest Officer (Social Forestry), Silchar
              35.The Divisional Forest Officer, Silchar
              36.The Joint Director, Health Services, Cachar, Silchar
              37.The Addl. Chief Medical & Health Officer, Silchar
              38.The District Malaria Officer, Silchar
              39.The Lead District Manager, Silchar
              40.The Research Officer, Field Evaluation, Silchar
              41.The General Manager, Dist. Industries & Commerce Centre, Silchar
              42.The Deputy Director, Town & Country Planning, Silchar
              43.The District Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Officer, Silchar
              44.The Asstt. Director Sericulture, Silchar
              45.The Asstt. Director, Handloom & Textile, Silchar
              46.The Deputy Director, Dairy Zone, Ghungoor, Silchar
              47.The Officer-in-charge, ICDP, Ghungoor, Silchar
              48.The Divisional Officer, S/C Dev. Corporation, Silchar
              49.The Asstt. Director, Dairy Dev. (TMSS), Silchar
              50.The Executive Engineer, IWT, Silchar
              51.The District Information & Public Relation Officer, Silchar
              52.The Tourist Information Officer, Silchar
              53.The District Transport Officer, Silchar
              54.The District Fishery Development Officer, Silchar
              55.The Divisional Officer, Soil Conservation, Silchar
              56.The Youth Co-ordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Silchar
              57.The Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Silchar
              58.The Branch Manager, Plains Tribal Development Corporation, Silchar