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District Magistrate reports to whom

The District Magistrate, also known as the District Collector, reports to various authorities depending on the administrative structure of the state or union territory in India. Here are the key authorities to whom the District Magistrate reports

  1. Chief Secretary: In most states and union territories, the District Magistrate reports to the Chief Secretary of the state government. The Chief Secretary is the highest-ranking civil servant in the state's administrative hierarchy and serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Minister and the government.

  2. State Revenue Department: The District Magistrate is primarily responsible for revenue administration and land-related matters within the district. Therefore, they report to the state's Revenue Department, which oversees revenue collection, land records, and land administration.

  3. Home Department: The District Magistrate is also responsible for maintaining law and order within the district. In this capacity, they report to the state's Home Department, which is responsible for public safety and security.

  4. State Government: The District Magistrate serves as the chief coordinating officer for various government departments and agencies within the district. As such, they report to the state government on matters related to administration, development, and governance within the district.

  5. High Court: The District Magistrate may also report to the High Court of the respective state or union territory in matters related to law and order, judicial orders, and administrative decisions that have legal implications.

  6. Collector's Conference: District Magistrates often participate in Collector's Conferences or similar forums where they can share information, discuss challenges, and seek guidance from senior officials in the state government.

Published on: Sep 13, 2023, 05:57 AM  


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