Law & Order - Chatra
The responsibility of General Administration of the District lies with the Deputy Commissioner. He is the Executive Head and has three fold roles as:
- Deputy Commissioner
- District Collector and
- District Magistrate.
He is assisted by the following officers for carrying out day to day work in various fields:
- Additional Collector (AC)
- Deputy Development Commissioner(DDC)
- MESO Project Officer
- Executive Magistrates
- District Revenue Officer
- District Transport Officer
- District Panchayati Raj Officers
- Treasury Officer
- Executing Officer, Nagar Panchayat etc.
The Deputy Commissioner is the Chief Revenue Officer as District Collector and is responsible for collection of Revenue and other Govt. dues recoverable as arrears of Land Revenue. He deals with the Natural Calamities like draught, unseasonal rains, hailstorms, floods and fire etc.
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 function as Marriage Officer under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Further under the Cinematograph Act, the District Magistrate is the Licencing Authority in his jurisdiction.
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), Circle Offices, Treasuries, Sub Treasuries, Jails, Hospitals, Dispenseries, Schools, Blocks, Police Stationsetc.. In this way, he has effective control over the Administration.