Administrative Divisions Roles & Structure

1.

Sub Divisions

:

2.

Tehsils

:

3

3.

Sub Tehsils

:

1

4.

Blocks

:

2

5.

Towns (1991)

:

3

6.

No. of inhabited Villages (1991)

 

 

 

a)  Tehsil Faridkot

:

96

 

b)  Tehsil Kotkapura

:

34

 

b)  Tehsil Jaito

:

41


 

b)  Total : inhabited + uninhabited :

: 164+7 = 171

 

     

7.

No. of Parliamentary seats

:

1

8.

No. of Assembly seats

:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 Roles & Structure  Adminstrative

Deputy Commissioner

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.

As District Magistrate, Dy. Commissioner is the head of the Criminal Administration of the District and the Police force is the instrument provided by Government to enable him to enforce his authority and fulfill his responsibility for the maintenance of Law & Order.

The Deputy Commissioner also holds courts and hears appeals against the order of Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), passed as Assistant Collector Ist Grade and Sales Commissioner and Settlement Commissioner

Additional Deputy Commissioner

Additional Deputy Commissioner assists the Deputy Commissioner in his day-to-day working. The Additional Deputy Commissioner enjoys the same powers as that of Deputy Commissioner under the rules.

Sub Divisional Officers (Civil)

The duties of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) within his Sub Division are almost similar to those of the Deputy Commissioner within his district. In all matters of administration , he has to be the Deputy Commissioner's principal agent.

He is also incharge of various development activities going on in the Sub Division and is also responsible for co-ordinating the work of various departments. Besides this he has to look after the grievances of the public and to attend to the problems arising out of the natural calamities. He supervises the work of Revenue agency in the Sub Division.

Tehsildar/ Naib Tehsildar

Tehsildars are appointed by the Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Naib Tehsildar by the Commissioner of the Division. Their Duties within Tehsil /Sub Tehsil are almost similar and manifold (except that partition cases are decided by Tehsildar). They enjoy the powers of Executive Magistrate, Assistant Collector and Sub Registrar/Joint Sub Registrar. He is the incharge of tehsil Revenue Agency and is responsible for proper preparation and maintenance of tehsil Revenue Record and Revenue Accounts. He is also responsible for recovery of government dues under the various Acts. He is supposed to have proper control over the working of Patwaris and Kanungos

Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildar in fact are called Revenue officers holding separate circles.

Kanungos

The Kanungo establishment consists of field kanungo, office kanungo and the District Kanungos. Its strength in each district can only be altered with the sanction of the government.

The field Kanungo supervises the work of patwari of his circle.

The office Kanungo is the Tehsildar Revenue clerk and he is the custodian of all the record received from the patwari.

The District Kanungo is responsible for the efficiency of both the office and the field Kanungo. He is the keeper of all record received from kanungo patwari, at sadar office.

Patwaris

Patwari is an important and effective official of the lowest level in the Revenue Agency.

A Patwari has three chief duties:-

  1. The maintenance of record of the crop grown at every harvest.
  2. The keeping of the record of rights uptodate by the punctual record of mutations.
  3. The account of preparation of statistical returns embodying the information derived from the harvest inspections, register of mutation and record of rights.

It is the responsibility of Patwari to report at once all serious calamities affecting the land or the crops and all severe outbreaks of diseases amongst men and beasts.

The Patwari is responsible for the safe custody of all the records, maps and equipments of his circle that are in his charge. His work is supervised by the field Kanungo, Sadar Kanungo & Circle Revenue Officer