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Administration in Wardha

Wardha Administration

Since the city of Wardha is an integral part of the district bearing the same name, it comes under the direct authority of the Wardha District Collector. The various administrative activities under the Collector’s control are handled by a group of officials, including the Collector who is the head of the group, who collectively constitute the office of the Collectorate. The functioning of all the officials working in the various State Government Departments is coordinated and overseen by the District Collector/Magistrate, who himself is in charge of the District Revenue Administration. The Collectorate also consists of people, like the Tehsildaar and the Deputy Collector, who are in charge of a number of other administrative departments in the district. The Additional District Collector functions as an aide to the Collector and helps him in the day to day functioning of the Collectorate. 

The major functions performed by the Wardha District Collector are as follows – 
  • Maintaining law and order in the district, which is a part of the state of Maharashtra and is hence subjected to the administrative authority of a number of such Collectors corresponding to different districts.
  • Issuing licenses in the following categories of social or economic activities – Cinemas and Thatres, Arms and ammunition (for lawful purposes) and Hotels. 
  • Assisting and coordinating in disaster management work in the wake of unexpected natural calamities. 

District Collector
Contact -  Off-240102 Res-240101 
Std Code-07152

Addtional Collector
Contact - Off-240914 
Std Code-07152

Resi Dy Collector
Contact - Off-240872 Res-240870 
Std Code-07152

The Superintendent of Police is charge of the Police department and the entire range of functions that all the subdivisions within it perform. Besides performing the routine surveillance on everyday public life, the Police department is also in charge of overseeing a number of activities which include – 
  1. All religious functions being held within the precincts of the district Wardha, which includes the city-based ones as well.
  2. The visits to the city and the district made by important and dignified functionaries from various parts of India and the world. 
  3. Ensuring that demonstrations, strikes and dharnas are held amid minimum chaos and cause minimum possible disruption in the public life. 

The presence of Zilla Parishads in the state of Maharashtra heightens the efficiency of all city and district administrations in the state. The Zilla Parishads and Panchayat Samitis were formed in 1962 following the inception of Maharashtra Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Act. The latest Panchayat Samiti came into existence in 1984. An official from any of the I.A.S cadres is chosen to head the Zilla Parishad, while its President is chosen from among a pool of eminent and powerful persons in the society. The ‘sabhapati’ is the administrative head of a Samity. 

Municipal councils were established in Arvi, Hinganghat and Deoli in the year 1867, following which Wardha, Pulgaon and Sindi were also provided with respective municipal councils which were subsequently vested with well defined administrative and social roles and responsibilities. Reservation for the socially backward castes is a prominent feature of the municipal councils of Wardha, and it serves to provide equal representation for people from all sections of the society. A typical municipal council is elected for a period of five years, after which it is constructed anew by holding elections. A three-tier structure is followed with respect to the administration of the municipal councils in Wardha and its neighbouring districts – Wardha resides in the ‘A’ category, Hinganghat and Arvi are a part of the ‘B’ category, while the rest belong to the ‘C’ category. 

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