A district is an administrative division of a state. Each district in India has an officer-in-charge who represents the state governments in that area in the capacity of Collector/District Magistrate. The office of the collector, is the chief representative of government in a District. District Collectors are entrusted with a wide range of duties in the jurisdiction of the district. The Collectorate is divided into sections as per the administrative reforms taken up by the Government of Madhya Pradesh :
|Deputy District Election Officer (General/Election Commission of India)||All Important works related to Lok Sabha and Vidhansabha elections, SSR publications, listing of polling station, SVEEP plan, DEMP plan etc.|
|Deputy District Election Officer(Local Elections)||All Important works related to Nagarpalika and panchayat elections, SSR publications, listing of polling station etc.|
|Sthapna Section||All Work related to pay fixation and settlement and signing of pension cases and service verification etc.|
|Najarat Section||All Stock recording of unusable and stolen materials etc.|
|Reader 2(Arms) Section||From the approval of the District Magistrate, new arms license and transfer license and increase of customs duty etc.|
|Finance Section||Financial work and withdrawal disbursement rights related to all officer classI, classII, class III and class IV employees of the district office etc.|
|TL/Jansunwai/Shikayat/Satarkta Section||Public Grievance Redressal Cell, CM Helpline, CM Monitoring, CS Monitoring, PMOPG all type of complaints answers feeding and reply on the letters of all the commissions etc.|
|Land Record Section||Land records consist of various types of information (property maps, sale deeds) and are maintained across different departments at the district or village level.|
|Land Management Section||The Lands Management Officer is responsible for administering and regulating provincial legislation, programs, policies and procedures pertaining to land and resource management, land development and land use planning.|
|Varisth Lipik Shakha/Janpratinidhi Cell||Action on the letters of Minister in charge / MP / MLA and public representatives.|
|SW Section||Action on the letters of Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha / Legislative Assembly questions and sending answers within the time limit.|
|District Land Acquisition Officer||Land Acquisition Department has been performed specially acquisition of Land for different projects which is under State Govt. /Central Govt./ Indian Railway/Non-Govt. etc. Apart from above valuation of land of probate cases, fixation of fare rent for hired building of Govt. organization.|
As District Magistrate
- Maintenance of law and order.
- Supervision of the police and jails.
- Supervision of subordinate Executive Magistracy.
- Hearing cases under the preventive section of the Criminal Procedure Code.
- Supervision of jails and certification of execution of capital sentences.
- Arbitrator of land acquisition.
- Disaster management during natural calamities such as floods, famines or epidemics.
- Crisis management during riots or external aggression.
- Land assessment.
- Land acquisition.
- Collection of excise duties, irrigation dues etc.
- Distribution of agricultural loans.
- Chairman of the District Bankers Coordination Committee.
- Head of the District Industries Centre.