Collector is the head of revenue administration of the District.The Divisional Commissioner was looking after implementation and supervision of the land revenue code in ex-Bombay state. He was supervising and guiding the Collector. From 15th August, 1960, the post of Divisional Commissioner was abolished and the powers of land revenue code and other acts were delegated to the Collector by the Government and with the result the Collector is responsible for implementation of provisions of various Acts of his district.
With time, the work load of the Collector has increased because he is important link between the Government and people for implementation and administration of law. He being representative of State Government at district level, he has to discharge most important duties in administration. As he coordinates all officers of district and conducts administration of district, he is Chief Co-coordinator of the District. He also acts as a District Magistrate.
District Collectorate is a direct representative of the state government at the district level. It is at this level that the policies of the Government are translated into practice. Almost every citizen of a district comes in contact with District Administration. A Collector is the highest functionary in hierarchy of a district. Hence, As a central institution of district administration,
- The main objectives of the Collectorate are:
- Time bound delivery of essential services to the citizens of the district.
- To play a key role as a coordinator of all the government offices of the district.
- To strive for efficient, transparent and citizen centric administration with the use of latest technologies available.
- To resolve the issues related to land and to preserve and nurture all the government assets.
District Collector Office, Jilla Seva Sadan, Gujarat – 396001 Phone: +91 2632253613 Fax: +91 2632243417 Email: collector-val[at]gujarat[dot]gov[dot]in