Single Line Administration
J&K government adopted the single line administration model in 1976 which was again revised in 1993 through government order No.2380-GD 71976, dated- 14/01/1976 pursuant to cabinet decision No. 526, dated- 07/10/1976 under this model powers of District Magistrate , Deputy Commissioner and District Development Commissioner are vested in one authority. DDC has been vested with powers of major heads of departments for all the departments in the district and is responsible for day to day functional and administrative control of all the departments.
Roles and Functions:
A District Magistrate is the chief administrative and revenue officer of an Indian district. The Magistrate is also referred to as the Deputy Commissioner and as District Development Commissioner. A District Magistrate is appointed by the State government. Duties of District Magistrate are- maintenance of law and order, supervision of the police and jails, supervision of subordinate Executive magistracy, hearing cases under the preventive section of the Criminal Procedure Code.