Ri Bhoi District came into existence and assumed the hierarchical status of the District on the 4th of June 1992 by upgrading the former Civil Sub-Division. The District was carved out from the erstwhile East Khasi Hills District.
Presently, the District is bounded on the North by the Kamrup, Morigoan and Nagoan Districts of Assam, on the East by the Karbi Anglong District of Assam, on the South by East Khasi Hills & West Khasi Hills Districts and on the West by the West Khasi District. Nongpoh is the District headquarter and as well as that of Nongpoh Sirdarship. Ri Bhoi District contains an area of 2448.00 sq.KMS excluding the geographical areas under the erstwhile Nongwah Syiemship and other places that fall under the ‘Areas of Differences’ between Assam and Meghalaya.
Deputy Commissioner is the Administrative Head of the District. The Deputy Commissioner is entrusted with overall responsibility for law and order, implementation of government schemes and is also authorised to hear revenue cases pertaining to the district. He/she is also authorised to collect Land Revenue and is therefore also referred collector (revenue) and also to control encroachment of government land in the district.
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