District Administration 
Duties of Collector 
Collectorate Administrative Setup 

Departments under Collectorate


District Administration

The unit "Greater Bombay" came into existence in April 1950 with the merge of Bombay suburban & Bombay city for the purpose of Municipal administration.  It embraced an area of 235.1 Sq. Kms.  and inhabited 23.39 lakhs of people in the Census year 1951.  It consisted of the Bombay Island proper with the coverage from Colaba point in the south of Mahim on the Western Railway side and Sion on the Central Railway side.  Suburban areas from Bandra to Jogeshwari on the Western Railway side and Kurla to Bhandup including Chembur  and Chembur Camp on the Central Railway side.  This covered thirty six  Villages.

An important change in this unit took place in February, 1957 when the limits of Greater Bombay were extended up to Dahisar on the Western Railway side and Mulund on the Central Railway side covering in all an area of 437.7 Sq. Kms.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay ( B.M.C) handles the entire gamut of civic affairs of the city.  For the smooth administration the entire city is divided into six administrative zones with 23 wards. The zones are supervised by the Deputy Municipal Commissioners while the administrative head of each ward is controlled by Asst. Commissioner (Ward Officer).  There are departmental heads who supervise the work of the major departments pertaining to the civic administration and working under there respective officers.  

Up to   year 1990,  The Collector for the District Administration of Bombay and Bombay suburban and one Additional Collector was separately posted to look after the administrative work of Bombay Suburban.

In the year of 1995-96 the  name of  BOMBAY was  changed into MUMBAI.

On 4th October 1990, Mumbai Suburban District got separated from Mumbai  City. Thereafter, Mumbai Suburban District   came into existence  with  independent District Administration.   New Collector was posted as head of the District.

Duties of Collector :

Collector is the Controlling the District Administration . The most important duties of the Collector in Mumbai Suburban District are as follows: 

1.  To handle Land matters such as Grant of Land , Leases etc

2.  To conduct enquiries under Record of Rights Rules.

3.  To handle the cases of Area Correction, Boundary Correction etc.

4. To collect Land Revenue and other taxes e.g., Entertainment Duty,  Prohibition Excise Duty etc. 

5. To  grant permission for excavation or transportation of minor minerals like stone/murum and to  
    collect Royalty for the same.

6. To provide Relief to the affected persons due to  Natural Calamity Viz. Flood, Earth Quake, Fire,    
    Collapse of Walls, Trees, Land Slides  etc

7.  To hear public grievances on the Janata Din which is observed on the first Monday of every month.

8.  To set up  enquiries of  Police firing cases and custodial deaths in Police Lock Up.

9. The Collector also has administrative control over the Suptd. of Land Records Department which   
    maintains  of Land records viz. Property Card, extract of 7/12 etc. These  are public documents and
   on demand, the certified copies of these documents are to be issued to the public  on payment of 
   suitable fees.

10. During Loksabha & assembly Elections, the Collector works as District Election Officer and is 
      responsible for conducting smooth Elections in his District. Apart from this,  updating of Electoral 
      Rolls, and preparation Voter's Photo ID card. is done under the supervision of Collector.   
     Collector is also responsible for conducting other   Elections such as  Biennial elections of  
     Graduates and Teachers Constituency, Cooperative Banks  & Credit Societies in the district. 

11. Government of  Maharashtra provides Funds  for various schemes under various Heads for 
      development of  the district. These schemes and utilization of funds are monitored by the District 
      Collector & District Planning Committee (DPC). MP /MLA Funds are managed by the Collector 
      for the purpose of District Planning & development.

Collectorate Administrative Set up (Hierarchical Structure):
Collector is also the District Magistrate of the District .  The Collector co-ordinates the activities of various departments under him and acts as the District Co-Ordinator. In the absence of Collector, Resident Deputy Collector functioning as Collector.

Departments under  Collectorate :
The departments of the District Collectorate  are  as follows: