The administration of Tirap district is headed by the Deputy Commissioner. Like other districts of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the administrative head of Tirap district is in charge of all the departments of the administration. However, he is assisted by various District heads of various departments in the overall discharge of duties. The overall in charge of the Police Force of the Tirap district is the Superintendent of Police who assists the Deputy Commissioner in maintenance of law and order. The headquarters of this district is at Khonsa, which is a picturesque town of the state, situated at a height of around 1300 metres above the sea level.
Interestingly, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, only the districts are defined as territorial units. The territory of administrative units below the level of district is not clearly defined. In this state, a sub-division is a group of circles and a circle is a group of villages, whereas a village is a group of houses. The lowest administrative unit in Tirap district is a circle, which is under the control of a Circle Officer. Tirap district is separated into four sub-divisions, each of which is headed by a sub-divisional officer. The administration of Tirap district is divided into several circles. These are -
Currently, Longding sub-division has recently been upgraded to headquarter, which gives the administrative head, some supplementary financial and establishment related powers.
The various administrative departments of Tirap district are as follows -
Arunachal Pradesh State Transport
Art and Cultural
Economic and Statistics
Food and Supply
Information and Public Relation
Inner Line Permit Branch
Khonsa Forest Division
Labour and Employment
Legal Metrology and Consumer Affair
Public Works Department - Khonsa Division
Rural Works Department, Khonsa Division
Textile and Handicraft
Urban Development and Housing Department
The administration of Tirap district is entirely committed towards the progress and expansion of the area and the people residing here.
(Last Updated on : 09-02-2013)
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