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Administration in Ambala

District Ambala one of the prominent districts in the state of Haryana, lies to the north eastern boundary of the state. The district is divided into three different tehsils namely Ambala, Naraingarh and Barara. With a view to decentralize the administrative authorities, Ambala district is sub divided in two segments – Ambala which was created in 1968 and Naraingarh which was created in 1956.

Commissioner Ambala Division
Cantonment Board Ambala Cantt

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Administration in Ambala

Administrative Set Up in Ambala

The overall administrative setup in the Ambala district can be categorized mainly into five segments:
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ambala
  • Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Ambala
  • Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar, Ambala
  • Ambala Police
  • Ambala Judiciary

Deputy Commissioner, Ambala

The Deputy Commissioner or DC is the overall head of Ambala’s general administrative set up. He is under the managerial control of the Commissioner of Ambala Division. In actual fact the authorities of the state government plunge to the Deputy Commissioner through the Divisional Commissioner.
The Deputy Commissioner performs three different functions including that of Deputy Commissioner, District Magistrate and District Collector.

As a Deputy Commissioner, he performs miscellaneous roles as the administrative head of the district. There are very few administrative aspects with which he would not be concerned in one or the other way. Apart from the special role of keeping the work of the Panchayati Raj in check, he directs the Panchayat Samitis, Panchayats, Market Committees, Improvement Trusts and Municipalities and facilitate them rise above their problems and difficulties.

As a District Magistrate, the DC is accountable for maintaining the law and order of the city. He is the chief administrative magistrate to enforce security measures and also possess certain judicial powers under preventive sections of the Criminal Procedure Code. To assist him in his work, tehsildars, naib tehsildars and two sub divisional officers (civil), work under him. He is also assisted by the Superintendent of Police to maintain law and order in the district. 

As a District Collector, He is the incharge of the department of revenue in the district and is responsible for timely collection of all revenues and taxes recoverable as amount overdue of land revenue. He holds the highest revenue judicial authority. To assist him in the revenue work, tehsildars, naib tehsildars, sub divisional officers, patwaris and kanungos work under him.

DC Office
Ambala City
Haryana, India
Pin - 134003
Phone: +91-171-2530100 (Office)
Phone: +91-171-2535800 (Office)
Phone: +91-171-2552200 (Camp Office)
Fax: +91-171-2552201
Email: dcamb(a)hry.nic.in
Website: https://ambala.gov.in/

Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)

The Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) is the chief officer in the sub division. In actual fact, he is a minuscule of the Deputy Commissioner in the sub division. He is capable to have a direct contact about routine matters with the state government and other departments. He is liable to perform revenue, magisterial and executive duties. His executive duties include development, motor taxation, maintenance of law and order, issuance and renewal of arms licenses, passport etc. As a sub divisional magistrate, he exercises certain judicial powers and enforces security measures in the district. He is an assistant collector in the matters of revenues.

Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar

The tehsildars as well as the naib tehsildars are the chief officers of the revenue department and possess powers of Assistant Collector Grade II. They perform the functions of a sub registrar and their main tasks include supervision and revenue collection for which they have to tour their areas. They assist the development staff in the construction of roads, embankments, drains, street pavements, soil conservation and rural reconstruction.

Ambala Police

The police administration in Ambala district is managed by the Superintendent of Police (SP), who is responsible for maintaining law and order, after Deputy Commissioner. He is assisted in his work by the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). The SP functions under the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Ambala.


Ambala Judiciary

Ambala Judiciary
Source: www.haryanajudiciary.gov.in

The institution of criminal and civil justice in Ambala is headed by District and Sessions Judge. He is assisted by five additional district and sessions’ judges, one chief judicial magistrate, one senior sub judge, five sub judges and 2 additional senior sub judges.

Important Administrative Contacts in Ambala

Here are the important administrative contacts in Ambala:

Commissioner, Ambala
Phone: 0171 – 260 1333
Email address: commamb@hry.nic.in

Deputy Commissioner, Ambala

Phone: 0171 253 0100, 253 5800
Email address: dcamb@hry.nic.in

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