Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities Under
Chapter-II of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
for issue of Arms Licence and Renewal of Arms Licence costs
All the blanks
should be duly filled up by the applicant.
On receipt of an
application for issue of Arms Licence the Licencing authority
shall call for the report of the Officer in charge of the
nearest Police Station to ensure that the application is genuine
Renewal of Arms
Licence can be done in DC’s Office itself while application for
issue of Arms Licence has to be forwarded to the Home Department
Arms Licence can be renewed on
payment of renewal fee for a period of 3 years at a time.
Certificate is issued by D.C’s Office on payment of Rs.10 only.
Certificate can be issued on production by the applicant of
Police Verification from the nearest Police Station which shows
that he/she has no criminal record or has never been convicted
of any offence.
rate of the application form for Tax Exemption Certificate is
The applicant must
attach the following documents to the application form without
which the Certificate cannot be issued:-
Electoral Photo ID
card (xerox copy).
(Attested xerox copy).
There are three
types of Concession Card that can be applied for in D.C’s
Office. They are-
for travelling in Mizoram State Transport (MST) buses i.e 50%
concession of fare to the Old aged persons who are beyond 65yrs.
of age in Mizoram.
for travelling in MST buses free of fare by blind persons and
physically disabled persons with one accompanying attendant
subject to the issue of tickets.
for travelling in MST buses free of fare by cancer patients and
mentally retarded persons with one accompanying attendant
subject to the issue of tickets.
The rate of the
Concession Card application form is Rs.10 only.
letter of VC/YMA indicating that the applicant is a genuine
resident of Champhai District should be attached to the
Voter’s ID Card
should also be produced by the applicant at the time of
submitting the application form to prove that he is a bonafied
citizen of India.
The powers and duties of
its officers and employees:-
The powers and duties
of the Deputy Commissioner may be briefly described under the
Commissioner: Co-Ordination among the Departments and taking up
public welfare activities, carrying out decennial
census,overseeing the disaster management and providing relief
to the affected people.
Collector: performing functions of collector under Land
Acquisition Act, responsible for collection of land revenue,
other account of Govt. taxes, fees and all its recoverable as
arrears of land revenue.
Magistrate: is responsible for Law & Order, supervising of
Executive Magistrate in the District, control & direct the
actions of the Police and supervise his power over
administration of Jails and Lock Up.
*As representative of the
State Govt.at the District: coordinating all the VIP visits. As
a general administrator-is required to take cognizance of the
matter of public interest and take it
to its logical conclusion with the
help of Govt. Department, or by processing the matter in his own
*As District Election Officer: is responsible for conduct of
Election and management of Electoral Roll in the District.
*As head of the
Office: Supervising and managing all works of SDO Offices.
(2) Addl.Deputy Commissioner :-
Addl.DC assists the
D.C in the implementation of Govt. programmes,policies of Govt.
and Centrally Sponsored Schemes and performs duties as prescribed
under different Acts&Rules. His day to day function within the
realm of the office includes giving advice and sharing his
expertise to the D.C in the discharge of his official duties and
representing the D.C in public and official functions and
gatherings where the presence of the D.C is required as per
protocol. He is closest to the D.C by virtue of his stastus.
With regards to Judicial Power, he is designated as the
Additional District Magistrate.
(3) Sub-Divisional Officer(Sadar):-
the seniormost subordinate officer who is normally from the
senior grade of the State Civil Service. Literally, Sadar means
Head Quarters so the SDO(S) has his office in the District Head
Quarters. He is the Excecutive Magistrate when it comes to
Judicial Power. SDO(S) has a separate jurisdiction within a
particular georaphical area within the District itself inspite
of his posting in the District Head Quarters under the direct
control of the D.C.
(4) Sub-Divisional Officer(Civil) :-
SDO(C) has more or
less the same duty and functions as those of the SDO(S). They
also function as the Excecutive Magistrate in the District.
They differ from SDO(S) in that they are located at the
Sub-Divisional level whereas the former has his office at the
(5) Sub-Deputy Commissioner:-
Commissioners belongs to Junior Grade of the State Civil
Service. These officers asists the D.C in the day to day
official work. Each officer is assigned separate duties through
work distribution and they are designated as Branch Officers as
their role are to assist the D.C. They also function as
Excecutive Magistrates and execute the powers and duties
(6) Superintendent :-
supervises the works of the clerical staff, maintains discipline
in the office, supervises & assists in office work of Branches
alloted to him.
(7) Assistant :-
He is the backbone of
the office administration. He is responsible for maintaining
congenial officers-staff relations. The Assistant has to
supervise the works, performance and even the behaviour of each
staff. He is the reporting Authority of ACR’s/Performance Report
for all the staff, i.e UDC to those below. The overall
performance of staffs and atmosphere of the work place is
largely determined by the ability, personality, experience and
enthusiasm of the Assistant.
(8) Personal Assistant
to the Deputy Commissioner:-
This is the post for
Stenographer-II. The main duty of a P.A is to take notes being
dictated by the D.C which is normally confidential in nature.
Dexterity & high speed in short hand as well as in typing is
absolutely necessary for a P.A. Apart from these, a P.A is
required to be familiar with the phone numbers of important
officials, politicians, NGO leaders and prominent persons for
easy communication in the discharge of official duties by the
(9) Personal Assistant
to the Additional Deputy Commissioner:-
This is the post for
Stenographer with a minimum qualification of stenographer
Grade-III. The nature of his/her duties is similar to those of
P.A to D.C as mentioned above.
(10) Upper Division
Clerk/Lower Division Clerk:-
Practically, they are
the employees who keep the entire process of office work in
motion. They take initiative in processing paper correspondences
right from docketing, noting and drafting as the case may be.
Locating relevant papers and references, noting, drafting and
making sugesstions is mainly their responsibility. The various
Branches of the office are being looked after seperately by
different dealing assistants who are either an UDC, LDC or C.A
under the supervision of the assistant. The pace of work in the
office largely depends an these clerical staff.
(11) Circle Assistant:-
Initially, C.A’s were engaged as field staff for collection of
revenue taxes, houseside plotting and conducting spot
verification of land dispute, etc. However, since the
establishing of Revenue Department as a separate establishment,
the utility of their service has been replaced by Revenue
Surveyors. As a result, some C.A’s who have lower educational
qualifications were engaged as peons whereas those with higher
qualification were made to function as clerical staff. Therefore
the duties of C.A’s vary from person to person depending on
their educational background and other qualities that they
(12) Driver :-
As the designation so
suggests, the work of a driver is driving Departmental vehicle
exclusively for official purposes within the locality as well as
out-station official tours.
(13) Group D:-
They occupy the bottom-most
rung in the hierarchical set up of the office. Group D employees
are mainly divided into 3(three) categories of similar grade,
1. Peon- The main work of a peon is carrying of
files and other official papers and correspondences to and fro
within the office premises, from office to office as well as
functioning as special messanger when the need arises.
2. Chowkiders- Chowkiders are responsible for
looking after the office building. They are sometimes engaged as
night watchman if situation so demands.
3. Sweepers- Sweepers as the name suggests are
expected to sweep and clean not only the interior part of the
office but its surrounding areas as well.