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Class VI - social: District Administration
One Word Answer Questions:
Q) IAS stands for?
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Q) Who is responsible for the general administration of the district?
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Q) A Patwari is also known as?
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Q) Name the person who is incharge of the local police station?
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Q) An administrative officer at tehsil level is known as?
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Q) What is the most important unit of administration in India?
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Q) Who is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS)?
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Q) What is supervision?
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Q) Administration is?
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Q) Who take care of different aspects of administration?
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Short Answer Questions:
Q) Name the three main authorities at the district level?
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Q) Explain the terms tehsil and tehsildar?
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Q) Write the full form of IPS and IFS?
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Q) Explain the importance of district?
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Q) How the superintendent of police helps the district collector?
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Q) Write a short note on deputy commissioner?
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Q) Write a short note on District Administration?
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Q) Write a short note on district collector?
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Long Answer Questions:
Q) Write a note on the changing role of the district collector?
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Q) Explain the role of district commisssioner?
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Q) Explain the functions of the district collector?
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Q) Explain the role of the district collector before and after the introduction of the Panchayat Raj system?
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Q) Differentiate between tehsils, taluka, patwari, and station house officer?
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Q) Explain the Function of the district collector?
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Q) Explain the Function of The deputy commissioner?
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    District Administration

    India is divided into 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state has several districts. The district is the most important unit of administration in India. It is the level where the common people come into direct contact with the government.

The Structure of District Administration
  • The deputy commissioner is responsible for the general administration of the district.
  • The deputy commissioner has a three-fold role as: district collector, deputycollector, and district magistrate.
  • The district collector is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and is selected to the post by the state government.
  • The district collector is the main representative of the government at the district level and coordinates the activities of officers of other departments of the state government.
  • The districts consist of several tehsils, taluka or blocks. A block, tehsil is made up of villages.
  • At the tehsil level, there are tehsildars, naibtehsildars and police inspectors who take care of different aspects of administration.
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A district collector office
Function of the district collector
  • Land and revenue administration
  • Overall supervision of law and order
  • Disaster management
  • Oversee elections to the parliament, state legislatures and local bodies
  • Oversee civil supplies, public distribution and social welfare
  • Coordination of the activities of other agencies or departments of the state government
  • Oversees the activities of the local self-government
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A district collector checking law and order before election
The Changing role of the district Collector
  • The district collector was responsible for the delivery of essential services, land revenue administration, execution of rural development programmes, managing disasters and maintenance of law and order.
  • Now most of the development functions have been taken away from the collector.
  • The new role of the district collector is one of co-ordinator and facilitator of providing leadership.
  • He/she plays an important role in the administration of the gram panchayat, zilla parishad and the municipal committees.
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A district collector attending a gram panchayat meeting
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