The Collectorate plays a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, scheduled areas/agency areas, general elections, arms licensing, etc.
The Additional Collector (Revenue) who generally belongs to the I.A.S Cadre / Senior Special Grade Deputy Collector runs the Revenue administration under various enactments in the District. He / She mainly deals with civil supplies, land matters, mines and minerals, village officers, etc.
The Additional Collector (Local Bodies) who generally belongs to the I.A.S Cadre / Senior Special Grade Deputy Collector runs the administration of Municipalities and villages in the District.He/She mainly deals with rural and urban development and the regulation of the panchayat raj and urban administrative systems.
The administrative Officer in the rank of a Tahsildar is the general assistant to the Collector. He directly supervises all the sections in the Collectorate and most of the files are routed through him.
The Collectorate is divided into 9 sections as per the administrative reforms taken up by the Government of Telangana. An alphabet letter is given to each section for easy reference.