General Administration

कार्यालय एस.डी.एम

Sub Divisional Magistrate
The Sub Divisional Magistrate is a miniature District Officer in his subdivision. In fact, under many revenue legislations, he is invariably vested with powers of Collector, to be exercised within his jurisdiction. He also hears appeals as Collector of the subdivision, against the orders  (Tahsildars and Naib-Tahsildars). He is either a junior member of the Indian Administrative Service or a senior member of the State Civil Service, who has earned extensive experience in subordinate positions. He exercises direct control over the Tahsildars and his staff in his subdivision. He is the normal channel of correspondence between the District Officer and the Tahsildar in his subdivision.

The powers and responsibilities of the Sub Divisional Magistrate relating to revenue, magisterial, executive and development matters within his jurisdiction, are analogous to those of the District Magistrate. His revenue duties include supervision and inspection of all matters from assessment to collection of land revenue; co-ordination of work of all officials in the subdivision, particularly in the departments of Revenue, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Public Health within the subdivision.

His magisterial duties are: liaison and co-ordination with police in the subdivision; watch over the relations between various communities and classes; special precautions and actions in emergency, especially connected with festivals; and recommendations to the District Magistrate, when he is himself not competent, for grant of arms licences. He has ample powers under the Criminal Procedure Code, Uttar Pradesh Police Rules, and other laws to exercise effective supervision over the law and order situation in his area.

In his executive capacity, he can call for any of the records and registers which deal with crime, from a Police Station and can call the Station House Officer of Police Station to come to him to explain the matters. He can bind down anti-social elements for peaceful conduct over a period. He commands closer contact with the public and more intimate association with the local bodies and market committees.

He also plays an important role in the rural development programmes. He needs co-operation and help from other Government officials in the subdivision for the smooth running of administration and successful implementation of development schemes. On important policy matters, however, he is required to route the matters through the District Officer.

For the elections to the Vidhan Sabha, he is generally appointed as Returning Officer for the constituency/ constituencies in his jurisdiction. For elections to the Lok Sabha constituencies , he is generally appointed as Assistant Returning Officer.

Name Office Phone Mobile email
SDM Sadar Room No. 3 Collectorate Building , Qaiserbagh Lucknow - 9454416490 -
SDM B.K.T Tehsil Building Bakhshi ka talab Lucknow - 9454416493 -
SDM Mohanlal ganj Tehsil Building Mohan lal ganj Lucknow - 9454416491 -
SDM Malihabad Tehsil Building Malihabad Lucknow - 9454416492 -
SDM Sarojninagar Tehsil Building Sarojninagar Lucknow 9415936423 9454416511  
Tahsildars and Naib-Tahsildars

The officer incharge of a tahsil is called Tahsildar. However, there is no substantial difference in the revenue and magisterial duties of a Tahsildar and a Naib-Tahsildar, In revenue matters, both exercise the powers of Assistant Collector, Grade II, in their circles as Circle Revenue Officers. Tahsildars and Naib-Tahsildars are appointed as ex officio Executive Magistrates in the district of their posting provided they have passed the respective prescribed Departmental Examinations in Criminal Law Paper by the Lower Standard as well as in the Language Paper. However, a Tahsildar is vested with powers of Assistant Collector, Grade I, with regard to the partition cases, which power he exercises in whole of the tahsil; the Naib-Tahsildars are not vested with this power. Also, as senior Revenue Officer of the Tahsil and as overall incharge thereof, a Tahsildar has powers of co-ordination and distribution of work among Circle Revenue Officers, the Naib-Tahsildars and himself. He is a Class II gazetted officer of the State Government which a Naib-Tahsildar is not. In this regard, a Tahsildar is competent to make and issue certificates as a gazetted officer. All recommendations in lambardari cases, even in the revenue circles of Naib-Tahsildars, are routed through him to Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) and to the District Officer. For elections to the Vidhan Sabha, a Tahsildar is, invariably be appointed as Assistant Returning Officer for the constituency/constituencies falling in his tahsil. The Tahsildars and Naib-Tahsildars are responsible for collection of land revenue and other dues payable to the Government. To remain in touch with the subordinate revenue staff, to observe the seasonal conditions and condition of crops, to listen to the difficulties of the cultivators and to distribute the taccavi loans, the Tahsildar and Naib-Tahsildars extensively tour the areas in their jurisdiction. They decide urgent matters on the spot, like correction of entries in the account books, providing relief to the people faced with natural calamities, etc. On their return from tour, they prepare reports and recommend to the Government remission or suspen-sionofland revenue and bring the records uptodate. They also sit in the courts to settle disputes of tenancy, arrears of rent ejectment of tenants, entries in account books, etc. besides doing other kind of work.

Name Office Phone Mobile email
Tehsildar Sadar Tehsil Building Sadar Lucknow 0522-2622051 9454416505 -
Tehsildar B.K.T Tehsil Building Bakhshi ka talab Lucknow - 9454416507 -
Tehsildar Mohanlal ganj Tehsil Building Mohan lal ganj Lucknow - 9454416506 -
Tehsildar Malihabad Tehsil Building Malihabad Lucknow - 9454416508 -
Tehsildar Sarojninagar Tehsil Building Sarojninagar Lucknow   9415653258  
Naib Tehsildar
Name Office Phone Mobile email
Naib Tehsildar Sadar Tehsil Building Sadar Lucknow   9454416509 -
Naib Tehsildar Nagar Tehsil Building Nagar Lucknow - 9454416530 -
Naib Tehsildar Bijnour Tehsil Building Bijnour Lucknow - 9454416516 -
Naib Tehsildar Kakori Tehsil Building Kakori Lucknow - 9454416520 -
Naib Tehsildar Chinhat Tehsil Building Chinhat Lucknow - 9454416525 -
Naib Tehsildar BKT Tehsil Building BKT Lucknow - 9454416513 -
Naib Tehsildar Itaunja Tehsil Building Itaunja Lucknow - 9454416510 -
Naib Tehsildar Mohanlalganj Tehsil Building Mohanlalganj Lucknow - 9454416519 -
Naib Tehsildar Nigohan Tehsil Building Nigoha Lucknow - 9454416521 -
Naib Tehsildar Gosain ganj Tehsil Building Gosain ganjLucknow - 9454416523 -
Naib Tehsildar Mall Tehsil Building Mall Lucknow - 9454416512 -
Naib Tehsildar Malihabad Tehsil Building Malihabadi Lucknow - 9454416524 -
Naib Tehsildar Sarojninagar     9454416517  



The duties of a Kanungo are to superwise the work of the Lekhpal/Patwaris. He is an important link between the Tahsildar/Naib-Tahsildar and the Patwari. Each Tahsildar is assisted by an Office Kanungo, besides a number of Field Kanungos. In Lucknow District, an Assistant Office Kanungo is also attached to each Tahsildar. The main duty of an Office Kanungo is to consolidate the information on different aspects of revenue administration. Similarly, in the District Officer's Office, there is a Sadr Kanungo who inter-alia is incharge of Lekhpal/Patwaris' and Kanungos' establishments and carries out inspections of Patwar Circles and Kanungos Circles. Special Kanungo or Patwari Moharrir makes the information contained in revenue records, accessible to the litigating public and to the courts, by preparing extracts from the revenue records. Special Kanungo assists the courts of law in the examination of revenue records by giving evidence and by putting the records before the court and by drawing attention to those parts of the records which the court ought to examine


Whereas, the District Officer is regarded as the pivot of the district administration, the Patwari is the representative of Government at the village level, Upto 1906, he was paid by the village itself, but now he is a salaried Government employee. He has usually one or two villages in his charge. His local knowledge is so extensive that there is hardly any information about the village and its occupants of which he is not aware or of which he cannot make a guess. As such, he is viewed as the eyes and ears of the Collector.

The duties of the Patwari include conducting of surveys, field inspections, recording of crops, revision of maps or reports relating to mutations, partitions, revenue or rents, taccavi, etc. Under the orders of the Collector, he prepares the records of rights. He is also required to assist in providing relief to agriculturists in distress or in census operations. He reports the crime and prepares maps to illustrate police inquiries. His special duty is the preparation of dhal bachh (papers regarding distribution of revenue over holdings).


Lambardar is the most important functionary in the village. His main function is to keep watch over the law and order situation in his area and report the matter to the nearest police station in case of breach of law. It is also his duty to collect the revenue dues for Government from various sources and to remit these into treasury. He is given 5 per cent of land revenue collection which is called pachotra. He is the custodian of all government properties in the village. He also reports to the Tahsildar about the deaths of assignees and pensioners and their absence for over a year. Above all, he is the representative of Government in the village. He is assisted by a village Chowkidar.