District is a basic administrative unit in our country. The district bureaucracy and its structure in the country are conceived and given a shape more than a century ago. The head of the district administration is the Collector/ District Magistrate/ Deputy Commissioner who is drawn from Indian Administrative Service.

Though most of the developmental activities at the district are carried out by the various functional departments, the Collector as the Chief Executive of the district has a central role as the coordinator of programs implemented in the district.

As the revenue head of of the district, Deputy Commissioner is the chief representative of the Government. As the District Magistrate he is responsible for the law and order within the district.

The Deputy Commissioner is assisted by Assistant Commissioners, who will be in charge of the revenue administration of one or more taluks called revenue sub-division, and Tehsildars who will be in charge of the revenue administration of one taluk.

Ballari District has 1  revenue sub divisions viz., Ballari viz., Ballari, Siruguppa, Kurugodu, Sandur,and  Kampli .

Deputy Commissioner’s Office Ballari is situated in the heart of the city near Railway Station. The DC office has various sections to deal with different matters of land, law and order, public grievances etc.

In the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, the Deputy Commissioner is assisted by Additional Deputy Commisioner (ADC), Election Tahsildar, Shirastedars and Caseworkers of different sections.


Prashant Kumar Mishra,IAS Deputy Commissioner