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Duties and responsibilities of a Deputy Commissioner


Date: 22 Feb 2016    Group: Government    Category: State Government   

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Deputy Commission if he has been assigned as incharge of a district administration in a state?
Who checks his performance and what if his duties and responsibilities are found not adhered to?
Why in some cases, a Deputy Commissioner is assigned as an incharge of a district in a state and not a Commissioner?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Generally the district administration is headed by an IAS officer designated as District Magistrate or District Collector or Deputy Commissioner or District Commissioner in different states. Their duties generally involve following -
1. Collection of land revenue, land assessment, land acquisition, distribution of agricultural loans etc.
2. Crisis and disaster management
3. Maintenance of law and order
4. Supervision of the police and jails and work of subordinate Executive magistracy
There are many such more which can be seen by googling.
In case of dereliction of duty, action is taken as per applicable service and conduct rules.
Though nomenclature of posts vary in different states, but the nature of duties and responsibilities are same.





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