Office of the Collector and District Magistrate, Bargarh
Bargarh is a district on the Western border of Orissa. Prior to 1992, it was a subdivision of Sambalpur district. Bargarh District formed on the 1st April 1993 being devided from Sambalpur District. It is one of the illustrious District of Odisha. Bargarh has been named after the headquarters town Bargarh situated on the left bank of the Jirariver. The town is on the National Highway No.6 and located at 59 km to the west of Sambalpur district. It is also served by the D.B.K railway running from Jharsuguda to Titlagarh.
Bargarh district is situated on the western part of Orissa. It is linked with the state headquarters, Bhubaneswar which is 370 Kms by road and rail.
In conformity with the uniform pattern of district administration, the Collector and the district Magistrate for the district is treated as the pivot of the set up with vast and varied power. As the district Magistrate, he is the highest authority in the district for maintenance of law and order. Although the officials of other departments in the district are under the immediate charge of their respective Heads of departments, the district Collector exercises general supervision over them.
The three tier Panchayati Raj System was introduced in the state with the enforcement of the Orissa PanchayatSamiti and ZillaParishad Act, 1959, w.e.f. 26th January, 1961 which was further strengthened with the implementation of Orissa ZillaParishad Act, 1991 w.e.f. 1st November, 1993. The major objective of the Panchayati Raj System is to entrust the people with the management of local affairs and develop their capacity for self-governance. In the three tier system of Panchayati Raj, the PanchayatSamiti functions as the inter-mediary between ZillaParishad at district level and the Gram Panchayat at village level and each of them functions within their own jurisdiction for the development of rural areas of the districts for a normal tenure of five years.