NIC Bareilly

Government of India

District Magistrate


District is the basic unit of administration in a state and District Collector (ZIladhikari) or the District Magistrate (Zila Magistrate) is the head of the District Administration in Uttar Pradesh. He is appointed by the State Government and is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) recruited by the Central Government. He has wide powers and manifold responsibilities. In many ways he is chief custodian of law and authority, the pivot on which runs the local administration.


Bareilly Collector or the D.M. works under the administrative control of Commissioner of Bareilly Division who also is member of the I.A.S.

OfficerOfficeContact NumberEmail-id
District MagistrateRoom no.1, Collectorate office, Civil lines Bareilly9454417524, 0581-2558764, 0581-2557147 Fax: 0581-2557001 dmbar@nic.in
ADM ERoom no. 5,Collectorate office, Bareilly9454417197
ADM CITYRoom no. 15,Collectorate office, Bareilly9454417198
City MagistrateRoom no. 17,Collectorate office, Bareilly9454417199
ACM-1Collectorate office, Bareilly
ACM-2Collectorate office, Bareilly
ACM-3Collectorate office, Bareilly
ACM-4Collectorate office, Bareilly


District Collector is the executive head of the district with numerous responsibilities in the sphere of revenue administration, civil administration, development, panchayats, local bodies, etc. Due to immense importance of her office, the District Collector is considered to be the measuring rod of efficiency in administration. Functionally the district administration is carried on through the various Departments of the State Government each of which has an office of its own in the district level. The District Collector is the executive leader of the district administration and the District Officers of the various Departments in the district render technical advice to her in the discharge of her duties.


Revenue Functions :-

The District Collector is the highest Officer of revenue administration in the district. In revenue matters, she is responsible to the Government through the Divisional Commissioner and Chairman, Board of Revenue. She is responsible for the collection of land revenue, other kinds of Government taxes, fees and all dues recoverable as arrears of land revenue. She is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records of rights as regards the land. Collector is assisted in the Revenue Administration by Sub-Divisional Officers (Upziladhikari) at Tehsil Level. Both Collector and SDOs deal with various land related issues of the people such as boundary disputes, mutation, maintenance and correction of maps, Consolidation of Land etc. As the District Collector, she is the highest revenue judicial authority in the district.


Law and order :-

As District Magistrate, she supervises all Executive Magistrates in the district and controls and directs the actions of the police. On the magisterial side, she has first-class magisterial powers. The District Collector is in charge of law and order which is the basis of civilized life. With the assistance of SSP, she maintains law and order in the district. With the prudent application of the powers conferred under various statutes, he takes preventive actions to ensure public peace and tranquility in the district. She has powers to bind down miscreants for good behaviour and peaceful conduct, make the preventive arrests under Criminal Procedure Code, impose restrictions on unlawful assembly or impose even curfew that restricts free movement in the declared areas, get the risk to public life removed, order for experiment of hardened criminals from the district boundaries with directions for regular intimation to them local police about the actual whereabouts, issue/suspend/cancel arms licenses, order for preventive arrest under National Security Act if there is threat to public security, grant parole to under-trials/convicted criminals etc. District Magistrate (DM) is the head of the Jail Administration as well in the district.


Development and other functions :-

As she is the executive head of the civil administration, all departments in the district, which otherwise have their own officers, look to her for guidance and coordination. She is also responsible for the execution of rural development schemes. Besides, she is responsible, as District Election Officer, for the peaceful and orderly conduct of all elections held in the district from time to time. For elections to Lok Sabha constituency/constituencies of her district, she functions as Returning Officer. She renders active help during decennial census. She controls and regulates the distribution of scarce essential commodities, etc. She keeps liaison with military authorities in her jurisdiction and is the Competent Authority for requisition of land for military purposes. In any matter of public importance which does not fall specifically in the sphere of any government department, State or Central, she, as a general administrator, is required to take cognizance of the matter in public interest and take it to its logical conclusion with the help of some Government department or by processing the matter in his own office. In short, there is nothing of importance that takes place in the district with which she is not associated, directly or indirectly.


Collectorate :-

Collectorate is the seat of District Administration and houses the office of the D.M. It also has offices of the ADMs, City Magistrate, ACMs, courts and various sections to assist the above functionaries such as Office Superintendents, Nazarat, Revenue Assistant, Judicial Assistant, Suits Clerk, Arms Clerk, Maal Khana, Record Room Keeper, Consolidation Officer etc.


ADDRESS: Collectorate, Civil Lines, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243001

Room No.Office
1.District Magistrate Office
2.District Magistrate Court
3.Nazarat
4.ADM E Chamber and Court
5.Maal Khana
6.Combined office

■ RA

■ GC

■ Bill Clerk

■ Excise Clerk

■ Judicial Clerk

■ Local Bodies

■ English Room Record

7.

■ ARMS Clerk

■ Farm Keeper

■ Suite Clerk

8.Complain sales
9.

■ Revenue Record room

■ Judicial Record Room

10.Special Land Education Officer
11.ASDM court
12.ADM CITY Court
13.ADM F/R
14.City Magistrate

Additional District Magistrate

The post of Additional District Magistrate has been created to assist the District Officer in his day-to-day working. The Additional District Magistrate enjoys the same powers as that of District Officer under the rules.


ADM is second top administrative officer lead by district magistrate. He performs various managerial level tasks under the supervision of DM.There are three ADM's in Bareilly District namely ADM (Executive) , ADM (Finance and Revenue) and ADM City.


City Magistrate and Additional City Magistrates (ACM)

There is a City Magistrate who is vested with Magisterial powers over the whole city area. He also holds powers related to various other law and order related subjects such as Arms and Licenses. He also manages various protocol and VIP duties.


He is assisted by four ACMs, ACM I, ACM II, ACM III and ACM IV who are given jurisdiction over various thanas of the city area and they work in tandem with their police counterparts, i.e. Circle Officer (CO) of DSP ranks. They hold courts and decide cases under various sections of CrPC for their jurisdictional areas.