When Mizoram became a Union Territory on 21 January 1972, it was divided into three districts: Aizwal, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui. Later five more districts were carved out of the erstwhile three districts. Mizoram has a total of 8 districts. A district of Mizoram is headed by a Deputy Commissioner who is over all in-charge of the administration in that particular district. He has to perform triple functions as he holds three positions: at once he is the Deputy Commissioner, the district Magistrate and the Collector.
As a Deputy Commissioner he is the executive head of the district with multifarious responsibilities. As the District Magistrate he is responsible for maintaining the law and order situation in the district. As the Collector he is the Chief Revenue Officer of the district, responsible for revenue collection and recovery. The Police administration in the district is under the control of Superintendent of Police (SP).
To decentralize the authority in administrative setup, a district is divided into one or more subdivisions, further divided into tehsils and blocks. The names of 8 districts of Mizoram are given below; click on the link to have more information.
Information Source: Government of Mizoram
Content Last Updated On: 18-06-2015