The Collectorate play a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with Land acquisition, Law and Order, Land alienation, Protocol duties, Disaster management, General elections, arms licensing, Other department employees Service matters, Compassionate appointments etc.,
The Joint Collector who also belongs to the I.A.S Cadre runs the Revenue administration under various enactments in the District. He is also designated as Additional District Magistrate. He mainly deals with civil supplies, land matters, mines and minerals, village officers etc.
The Joint Collector-II who is a non I.A.S cadre Special Grade Deputy Collector looks after various developmental welfare activities pertaining to various departments. The Major departments looked after by Joint Collector-II are District Medical and Health Department, Social Welfare Department, BC Welfare, BC Corporation, Disable Welfare, Housing and Other Departments.
The District Revenue Officer (DRO) in the Cadre of Special Grade Deputy Collectors assists the Collector and Joint Collector in discharging their duties. The District Revenue Officer looks after all the branches of the Collectorate. He deals mainly with general administration and is vested with supervision of day-to-day functions of the Collectorate.
The administrative Officer in the rank of a Tahsildar is the general assistant to the Collector, Joint collector and DRO directly supervise A&B sections in Collectorate
The Collectorate is divided into 8 sections as per the administrative reforms taken up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. An alphabet letter is given to each section for easy reference.
- Section A :: Deals with Establishment and Office Procedures
- Section B :: Deals with Accounts and audit
- Section C :: Deals with Magisterial (Court/Legal) matters
- Section D :: Deals with Land Revenue, relief and Disaster Management
- Section E :: Deals with Land Administration
- Section F :: Deals with Land Reforms
- Section G :: Deals with Land Acquisition
- Section H :: Deals with Protocol, Elections and Residuary work.