Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities Under Section 4(1)(b),

Chapter-II of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

1)      Arms Licence     :

 i)                    Application forms for issue of Arms Licence and Renewal of Arms Licence costs Rs.10 each.

ii)                  All the blanks should be duly filled up by the applicant.

iii)                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 and correct.

iv)                Renewal of Arms Licence can be done in DCs Office itself while application for issue of Arms Licence has to be forwarded to the Home Department for approval.

v)                  Arms Licence can be renewed on payment of renewal fee for a period of 3 years at a time. 

2)      Character Certificate :

 i)                    Character Certificate is issued by D.Cs Office on payment of Rs.10 only.

ii)                  Character 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.

iii)                For issue. 

3)      Tax Exemption Certificate :

                            i)                   The rate of the application form for Tax Exemption Certificate is Rs.10 only.

ii)                  The applicant must attach the following documents to the application form without which the Certificate cannot be issued:-

1)      Electoral Photo ID card (xerox copy).

2)      Tribal certificate (Attested xerox copy).

3)      VCP/Secretary acknowledgement letter(Original).

 4)      Concession Card :

              i)                    There are three types of Concession Card that can be applied for in D.Cs Office. They are-

1)      Concession Card 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.

2)      Concession Card 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.

3)      Concession Card 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.

ii)                  The rate of the Concession Card application form is Rs.10 only.

iii)                Acknowledgement letter of VC/YMA indicating that the applicant is a genuine resident of Champhai District should be attached to the application form.

iv)                Voters 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.



(i)    The powers and duties of its officers and employees:-

 (1)  Deputy Commissioner

                           The powers and duties of the Deputy Commissioner may be briefly described under the following heads:

                           *As Deputy 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.

                           *As District 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.

                           *As District 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 office.

                           *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):-


                                        SDO(S) is 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 District Headquarters.


 (5)  Sub-Deputy Commissioner:-

                            Sub-Deputy 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 invested therein.


(6)  Superintendent :-

                             The 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 ACRs/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 D.C.


(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.As 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.As 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.As vary from person to person depending on their educational background and other qualities that they possess.


(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, they are:-


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. 


Population (2011 Census)


* The details of "East Lungdar and Biate", Champhai District which fall under Serchhip PCO also included.


Range of Temp in Summer

15-35 C

Range of Temp in Winter

10-25 C

Principal Languages

Mizo and English

Literacy rate


Vehicle Registration Code


Time zone

IST (UTC+5:30)

Area in 000' sq. km

21,087 sq. kms

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