The duties of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) within his Sub Division are almost similar to those of the Deputy Commissioner within his district. In all matters of administration , he has to be the Deputy Commissioner's principal agent.

He is also incharge of various development activities going on in the Sub Division and is also responsible for co-ordinating the work of various departments. For that he has to tour the area to keep a watch on the development activities, the revenue administration as also the law & Order situation in his Sub Division. Besides this he has to look after the grievances of the public and to attend to the problems arising out of the natural calamities. He supervises the work of Revenue agency in the Sub Division. Sub Divisional Officer (civil) is conferred with various powers under the land revenue and tenancy acts.

The Executive Magistrate placed by the State Government as incharge of the Sub Division is termed as the Sub Divisional Magistrate Under section 20(4) Cr.p.c.and under section 23 Cr.P.C. the Sub divisional Officer like other Executive Magistrates of the District is subordinate to the District Magistrate and is responsible for the maintenance of law and order within the limits of his local jurisdiction. He enjoys very wide powers under section 107/151,109,110,133,144,and 145 Cr.P.C. etc. He also hears court cases under these sections.

From the administrative point of view the West Singhbhum district has been divided into 3 sub-divisions namely 1. Sadar Chaibasa 2. Porahat Chakradharpur and 3. Jagannathpur.


Year of Establishment 26th January 1982
Location 27 KM from the District Hqrs. Chaibasa and 64 KM from Jamshedpur on S.E. Rly.
Geographical Area 460212.66 Acres
Agricultural Land 108143.44 Acres
Non-Agricultural Land 202032.16 Acres
Forest Land 45580.30 Acres
Number of CD Blocks     07
  1. Chakradharpur
  2. Bandgaon
  3. Sonua
  4. Manoharpur
  5. Goilkera
  6. Anandpur
  7. Gudri
Number of Panchayats 96
No. of Revenue Villages 882
No. and Name of Urban body 01- Chakradharpur Nagar Parshad
No. of Wards 24
No. of Police Stations 09
No. of Primary Schools 505
No. of Middle Schools 153
No. of High Schools 36
No. of Colleges 03
No. of PHCs 07
No. of Additional PHCs 04
No. of Health Sub-centres 144
No. of Private Hospitals / Nursing Homes 04
Total no. of Bank Branches 31
No. of Head Post Office 03
No. of Sub Post Offices 46, Branch PO-16
No. of LAMPS 16
Major Cultural Events/ Festivals
  1. Makar Sankranti
  2. Shravani Mela
  3. Kera Mela
  4. Gopastami Mela
Tourist Places
  1. Hirni Fall
  2. Mahadevsal
  3. Kera Mandir
  4. Saranda Forest


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