District Administration is a bridge between the Government and the common man. This system has a long tradition in India and has been adopted even before independence. The South-West district is headed by the Deputy Commissioner followed by an additional District Magistrate (ADM) as second-1n-command. The ADM functions as the Land Acquisition Collector of the district and carries out the functions of acquisition of land, taking over possession of land, assessment of compensation for land taken over for public purposes.
The district is divided into 3 subdivisions and Sub divisional Magistrate (SDM) is the head of each subdivision. Each Subdivision is having revenue and clerical staff for its various functions. For revenue functions each subdivision has Tehsildar, Naib- Tehsildar, Kanungo and patwaris in that order. For other functions, there is clerical staff. The three sub division of District south west are as follows: