District Administrative Setup
The District Administration is headed by the Deputy Commissioner [DC]. The DC is the executive head of the district. The DC also acts as the Collector in case of Revenue matters, 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 Commissioners, Sub-Divisional Officers, Extra Assistant Commissioners and others.
An important aspect of district administration is the maintainence of law and order, to give proper security and to safeguard the lives and properties of the citizen. As the District Magistrate, the DC is assisted by Additional Deputy Commissioners, Sub-Division Magistrates and other Executive Magistrates to maintain law and order in the district. The District Magistrate keeps a close link with police department in this regard. In the district, the Superintendent of Police is the head of the Police Administration.
The judiciary in the District is headed by the District & Sessions Judge, who is aided by the Chief Judicial Magistrate & a team of Judicial Magistrates.
The Office of the Deputy Commssioner
The Development of the district is a very important objective of the District Administration. As the executive head the DC plays an important role in coordinating with all developmental heads of the district for all round developmental activities under various development schemes & programmes such as MPLADS, MLA's fund, Border Areas Development Funds, Employment Assurance Schemes and so on.
The District Planning Officer [DPO] is assigned to see, formulate and release of fund for development schemes. The DPO is aided in this matter by the Planning Branch of the DC's office. All development departments in the district, like PWD, Irrigation, Health, Education and many others work in co-ordination and a District Development Committee (DDC) headed by DC has been in place to ensure this coordination.
Under the Government policy to rapidly uplift rural population, rural development is an important function. There exists the District Rural Development Agency [DRDA] of which the DC is the Chairperson. The Project Director is the functional head of the DRDA. All schemes of rural development are implemented by the Block Development Officers at the Community & Rural Development Block levelss and the necessary funds are routed through DRDA.
In revenue matter the DC is assisted by ADC i/c of Revenue and other Revenue and Enforcement staff. There is a constitutionally recognised Garo Hills Autonomous District Council in the district which collects most of the revenue collection like settlement of Hats (Bazar), Ghats, Ponds, Ferries, Professional Tax, but revenue collection of a few things like acquisition of Govt. land, encroachment of Govt. land, allotment of land to central department, payment of compensation money, etc., are done by the DC's office.
The DC plays a key role during natural disaster period like flood, earthquake, landslide, cyclone/storm damage or fire incidence. The DC generally takes prompt action whenever situation arises in any part of the district, and provides assistance either in cash or kind to the victims according to the nature of damage.
Besides all these the DC being the head of the district, also holds the post of Chairman of various committees, colleges, schools, banks, etc.,
Location of Deputy Commissioner's Office
- The Deputy Commissioner's Office is located right in the centre of Williamnagar town.
- The office is within 0.5 km from the MTC bus station and the Supermarket bus stand.
- The office also houses the office of the DRDA office, the IBDLP office and the National Informatics Centre at it's premises.
Summer: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Winter: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM