Administrative History

          The South District has a Administrative District, as its beginning only from 1963 before that it was a part of West Zone (region) as Sikkim State was divided in two administrative zone – East zone and West zone. Every zone was under the control of Revenue Officer appointed by Chogyal(the then king) of Sikkim and the administration of justice was in the hand of Tribal Authority like Zonepal at the district, Zone level, Yaplas Feudal Landlord, Pipon(head men), Mandal head etc. The revenue of the land used to be collected and augmented by the Yaplas to deposit in states khazana which was most of the time in terms of food grain and some agriculture based articles.

          
The concept of district, first time appeared only in the year 1963 when East zone was bifurcated from the East and North District and the West zone was in West District and the South District. Hence the South District came into existence as a modern administrative district only in 1963 by an order of the king on 1st April 1963 and Mr. R.B. Mukhia was appointed as first District Officer of the south District. The District Officer was given all administrative power on behalf of the king though the authority of Zonepal and Yaplas was still prevailing. In 1973 the term District Collector was used first time for the District Officer Mr. P.K. Pradhan is believed to be first District Collector of South District. 

   

           After the merger of Sikkim in India the District Collector was designated as District Magistrate and the District Collector was conferred with the powers provided in criminal procedures of 1898. Mr. Mingma Tshering was the first Collector and District Magistrate of the South District. The order of Precedence of the District Officer, District Collectors and District Magistrates is as follows:

 

Sl. No

Name

                        Tenure

From

            To

1

Mr.R.B.Mukhia

Not available

­-

2

Mr. Tulsi Psd. Sharma

Not available

-

3

Mr. Riwan Lepcha

Not available

-


District Officers




Sl.

No.

Name

                       Tenure

From

           To

1.

Mr.P.K.Pradhan

Not available

­-

2. Mr. Sonam Wangdi Not available ­-
3. Mingma Tshering Not available ­-

4.

Mr.Nari Tshering, IAS

Not available

­-

District Collectors


Sl. No.

Name

             Tenure

From

To

1.

Mr.R.S.Basnett,IAS

1st April 1977

September 1978

2.

Mr.S.W.Tenzing,IAS

Sept 1978

June 1980

3.

Mr.Nari Tshering,IAS

June 1980

July 1982

4.

Ms. C.K. Cintury,IAS

July 1982

Sept 1982

5.

Mr.G.K.Subba, IAS

Sept 1982

June 1984

6.

Mrs.Rinzing Ongmu,IAS

June 1984

July 1985

7.

Mr.R.S.Shrestha,IAS

July 1985

22.9.1985

8.

Mr. L.B.Rai,IAS

23.9.1985

28.2.1990

9.

Miss B.M.Singh,IAS

01.03.1990

29.02.1992

10.

Mr.S.C.Gupta,IAS

01.03.1992

29.06.1992

11.

Mr.Topzor Dorjee,SCS

30.06.1992

04.05.1993

12.

Mr.G.Goperma, SCS

05.05.1993

08.11.1993

13.

Mr.V.B.Pathak,IAS

09.11.1993

23.11.1993

14.

Mr. S.C.Gupta, IAS

24.11.1993

22.09.1994

15.

Mr.Bhagwan Shankar,IAS

23.09.1994

26.09.1996

16.

Miss Upama Srivastava, IAS

27.09.1996

03.12.1996

17.

Mr.S.K.Gautam,SCS

04.12.1996

17.11.1997

18.

Mr.LhendupDorjee,SCS

18.11.1997

02.09.2001

19.

Mr.K.Srinivasulu,IAS

03.09.2001

06.04.2003

20.

Mr.Vishal Chauhan,IAS

07.04.2003

31.01.2007

21.

Mr.D.Anandan,IAS

01.02.2007

20.06.2009

22.

Mr.A.K.Singh,IAS

21.06.2009

31.01.2013


23.

Mr.Prabhakar,IAS

01.02.2013

17.11.2014


24.

Mr.Raj Kumar Yadav,IAS

17.11.2014


 

District Collectors/District Magistrates