The Collectorate play a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, scheduled areas/agency areas, general elections, arms licensing etc.
The Joint Collector who also belongs to the I.A.S Cadre runs the Revenue administration under various enactments in the District. He is also designated as Additional District Magistrate. He mainly deals with civil supplies, land matters, mines and minerals, village officers developmental activities pertaining to various departments, District Medical and Health Department, Social Welfare Department, BC Welfare, BC Corporation, Disable Welfare, Housing and Other Departments.etc.
The District Revenue Officer (DRO) in the Cadre of Special Grade Deputy Collectors assists the Collector and Joint Collector in discharging their duties. The District Revenue Officer looks after all the branches of the Collectorate. He deals mainly with general administration and is vested with supervision of day-to-day functions of the Collectorate.
The administrative Officer in the rank of a Tahsildar is the general assistant to the Collector. He directly supervises all the sections in the Collectorate and most of the files are routed through him.
As per G.O. Ms. No. 611, Revenue (D.A), Department dated 18.08.1998 orders have been issued organising the Sections in District Collectorates in a uniform organizational set up and nomenclature in al the District Collectorates by creating ‘A’ to ‘H’ Sections.
From Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, A.P., Vijayawada Letter No. REV02/31021/2/2022-Services-I dated 01.04.2012 has stated that in view of restructuring/ formation of new districts, the existing organizational set up of (8) Sections with Nomenclature in all the District Collectorates ‘A’ to ‘H’ have to be reduced to (4) Sections and keeping in view of the work load have proposed the following revised Uniform Organisational set up and Nomenclature of Collectorates for consideration. After careful examination and in partial modification of the orders issued in the G.O. Ms. No. 611 , Government hereby accept the following revised Uniform Organisational set up and Nomenclature of District Collectorates with immediate effect dated. 02-04-2022.
Administrative reforms the various sections in the Collectorate Office are
Establishment Section (Admn) :
- Office procedure, establishment and service matters including disciplinary issues of all cadres from Office Subordinate to All India Services.
- Accounts, Auditing, Salaries, Purchases and Record Maintenance.
Land Matters Section (Land) :
- Land administration, Alienation, Assignment, House Sites, Prohibited properties maintenance U/s 22-A of Registration Act, Fisheries and other land related subjects.
- Settlement regulations under various laws viz., Estate Abolition Act, 1948, Inam Abolition Act, All Court Cases and Suit Matters, Forest Settlement Act.
- Land Acquisition General and SWLA, R&R issues and all matters relating to Land Acquisition issues.
Magisterial Section (Magl) :
- Magisterial, Cinematography, Caste Verification, Fire and safety, Law & Order, SC-ST Atrocity cases and other related issues.
- Lokayukta, H.R.C. and N.H.R.C., cases and other Statutory body related issues including RTI Act.
Coordination Section (ROR, Relief, Protocol, Elections, Residurary matters) : (Coordn) :
- Natural Calamities, Water Tax, NALA, Resurvey Activities, Webland issues, ROR, Computerization of land records, e-goverance and other related issues.
- All Elections issues including Electoral Registration activities, Protocol, All Grievances issues including Spandana, CMP and other related and miscellaneous subjects which are not alloted to any other sections.
COLLECTORATE BUILDING, KAKINADA
The corner stone of this majestic historic building was laid by H.E. Lord Ampthil G.C.I.E., the Governor of Madras on 04-12-1903. Construction of the building was completed in 1906 in Neoclassical architectural style. The total expenditure was Rs. 1,59,832/- as per the records available in the R & B Department. The foundation was of stone masonry work and the building was constructed with stone and lime mortar. The length of the building is 85.34 metres, Height is 9.5 meters and Plinth area is 1953 Sq.meters. Subsequent additions to the structure were made as and when required in the same year, i.e., 1906, a shed for Ryots with 112 Sq.m area at a cost of Rs. 2,899-00 and stables at a cost of Rs. 3001-00 were built. The architectural planning, layout of the rooms, their spaciousness, ventilation, circulation area, elevational features are all functional. The columned Corridors, Stono Piers with carved capital and Semi circular arches with keystone are the characterstics of the building. Because of the wedge type of bonding in stone masonry and its bulkiness, the building can withstand to the effects of earthquakes.