Administration of Haveri district is the responsibility of the Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner's Office comes under the Revenue department, looks after the overall administration of the district, and maintains Law and Order.
The Collector consists of various branches headed by Srishtedars or Managers who are responsible for supervision, guidance and overall management of work in their branch. Every branch consists of First Division Assistants and Second Division Assistants among whom all work of the branch is divided. There are various officials both at the district level and at the taluk levels to assist the Deputy Commissioner. They include the Assistant Commissioners (Sub-Divisional Magistrate), Tahsildars, Shirstedars, Revenue Inspectors and Village Accountants. The Deputy Commissioner Court deals with cases pertaining to Revenue Appeals, Revenue Miscellaneous ( KLR Act, 1964 ), Prohibition of transfer of Certain Lands cases ( PTCL Act,1978 ) and inam cases( Inam Abolition Act). One SDA and Manager of Judicial Branch assist the D.C by doing back-office work. The Deputy Commissioner's office has many arms and each arm functions with coordination to one another. These different sections are as follows:
Administrative Section: this section deals with the matters relating to vacancies, appointments, pay and allowances, transfers and promotions, postings, retirements, CCA (Classification, Control and Appeals), Personal Deposit Accounts, Audit Reports, DC Diary and Business Statistics.
Revenue Section: This section deals with jamabandi, DCB (Demand Collection and Balance), Land Grants, Land Acquisition, Land Conversion, PTCL, Appeals, Land Reforms cases, Mines and Minerals and Regularisation of encroachments.
Election Section: This section deals with Election matters pertaining to Loksabha, Vidhansabha, Vidhanparishat, all local body elections such as Grama Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat, Zilla Panchayat, Municipalities, APMC, and other co-operative institutions.
Municipal Section: This section deals with all Municipal matters including service matters, progress made under various schemes like SJSRY (Swarna Jananthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana), IDSMT (Integrated Development of Small and Medium towns), Water supply schemes, Housing schemes and Slum Area Development.
Muzarai Section: This section deals with construction and renovation of Muzarai temples, appointment of Dharmadarshies and payments to Archaks' (Tasdik and annuity) salary, Aradhana Schemes.
Census Section: This section deals with census matters.
Judicial Section: This section deals with judicial matters such as Law and Order (Section 144 etc.) issue of licenses for Arms and Ammunitions.
Miscellaneous Section: This section deals with NSAP, OAP, PHP, MPLAD and other Schemes. It also deals with meeting statistics, PWD works, and issue of income and caste certificates, House Rent Control (HRC) and other miscellaneous matters of Revenue Department.
For the purposes of rural administration, there is found a Zilla Panchayat for the Haveri district. The Zilla Panchayat (ZP), Haveri came into existence subsequent to formation of Haveri district in the year 1997. Haveri Zilla Panchayat is formed as per the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 which implements decentralized planning and programme implementations at the grass root level. Three tire system Administration have been introduced, i.e., Zilla Panchayats, Taluk Panchayats, Grama Panchayats at District, Taluk and village level respectively. Haveri Zilla Panchayat has an elected Body consisting of 32 elected members and administrative body consisting of administration staff in different sections like Development, Administration, Planning, Accounts, DRDA and Council. The administration of Haveri district is thus carried out according to a systematic process, headed by the Deputy Commissioner.
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