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 Additional Collector who belongs to the S.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 etc.
The Joint Collector who is a S.A.S cadre looks after various developmental activities pertaining to various departments. The Major departments looked after by Joint Collector are Revenue, District Medical and Health Department, Nazool, Social Welfare Department, Housing and Other Departments.
The Deputy Collector in the Cadre of S.A.S 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.
The Collectorate is divided into sections as per the administrative reforms taken up by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- DM/Collector Reader Section
- Food Section
- Land Acquisition
- Local election/General election
COLLECTORATE BUILDING, Umaria
The corner stone of this majestic historic building was laid by Hon. Digvijay Singh , the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 05-June-2002. Construction of the building was completed in 2000-02. 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.