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  

 

POLITICAL SET UP:


The political setup of the Cachar District is given as below:
According to present available Data:-
1. No. of Parliamentary constituency            - 01
2. Number of Assembly constituencies         - 07
3. Number of Zilla parishad                            - 27

MP LIST

Photo

Name

Name of constituency

Party

Address

Sushmita Dev

Silchar

INC

 


 


 

 

 


MLA LIST(MEMBERS OF 13th ASSAM LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY)

Photo

No. and Name of Assembly Constituency

Name of the Elected Member

Party Affiliation (if any)

Home Address

MLA

9-SILCHAR

**DILIP KUMAR PAUL

BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY

Moulavi Road
Ambicapatty
P.O. Silchar, Dist. Cachar
Pin 788004

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10-SONAI

ANAMUL HAQUE

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Water Works Road,
P.O. Silchar,
Dist. Cachar, Assam.

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11-DHOLAI (SC)

GIRINDRA MALLIK

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

S/O Suklal Mallik,
Vill. Dholai Sadagram,
P.O. & P.S. Dholai,
Dist. Cachar, Assam, Pin. 788114.

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12-UDHARBOND

AJIT SINGH

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Vill. Itkhola,
P.O. Silchar-1,
Dist. Cachar, Assam.

MLA

13-LAKHIPUR

**RAJDEEP GOALA

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Pailapool
P.O. Lakhipur
Dist. Cachar
Pin 788098

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14-BARKHOLA

RUMI NATH

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

C/O. Mr. T.B. Nath, Ambicapatty,
Silchar-4,
Dist. Cachar, Assam

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15-KATIGORA

ATAUR RAHMAN MAZARBHUIYA

ALL INDIA UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT

Vill. & P.O. Dudpur, (Pt.-III),
P.S. Katigorah,
Dist. Cachar, Assam



 

 

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