The Deputy Commissioner is overall in-charge of the general administration in the district. He is under the administrative control of Commissioner, Gurugram Division, Gurugram. In fact, the state government authorities descends through the Divisional Commissioner to the Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner has to perform triple functions, as he is at once the Deputy Commissioner, the District Magistrate and the Collector.
As Deputy Commissioner, he is the executive head of the district with multifarious responsibilities. He has a special role in the Panchayati Raj. In addition to keeping an eye on the working of Panchayti Raj institutions, he guides the Panchayats , Panchayat Samitis, municipalities, market committees and improvement trusts and helps them to overcome difficulties and problems.
As District Magistrate, he is responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the district. He is the principal executive magistrate for the enforcement of the security measures and exercises judicial powers under certain sections of the preventive chapters of the code of criminal procedure. The Superintendent of police who heads the police force in the district assists the District Magistrate to maintain law and order.
As Collector, he is the chief officer of the revenue administration in the district and is responsible for collection of revenue. The Sub-Divisional Officers , Tehsildars, Naib-Tehsildars, Kanungos and Patwaris assist him in the revenue work.
Name: Dr. Garima Mittal, IAS