Administration in Dhanbad

The Coal Capital of India, Dhanbad City is the administrative headquarter of Dhanbad district. Earlier, Dhanbad was part of Manbhum district and became police district of Manbhum district in 1928 having its headquarter at Purulia (comes in West Bengal now).

It was declared a district on 24th October 1956 on recommendation of the State Reconstitution Commission vide notification 1911. Dhanbad district was in undivided Bihar before it came into newly formed Jharkhand state of India on 15th November 2000.

Administration in Dhanbad

Dhanbad consists of one parliamentary constituency (07- Dhanbad) and six legislative assembly viz. Sindri (38), Nirsa (39), Dhanbad (40), Jharia (41), Tundi (42) and Baghmara (43). It has only one sub division named Dhanbad Sub Division or Sadar Dhanbad. Dhanbad district consists of eight blocks viz. Dhanbad, Baghmara, Baliapur, Govindpur, Nirsa, Jharia, Tundi and Topchanchi. 

There are total 1348 villages and 383 panchayats in these blocks. Dhanbad is the police district since 1928 and has 17 parent Police Staions, 23 Out Posts and 12 Subsidiary Police Stations. Besides, it has Dhanbad Nagar Nigam and Chirkunda Nagar Panchayat.

At present Dhanbad is one of the most famous districts of Jharkhand state and has been ranked as 96th fastest growing city in the world. It is far famed for its coal mines and major industrial establishments. Dhanbad District Administration has also bagged the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award as second place winner in 2013 for improving the disbursement of pensions. Over the time, Dhanbad has emerged as one of the busiest commercial hubs in eastern part of India.

Legislative Assemblies in Dhanbad

Dhanbad district comprises of six legislative assemblies which are:
  • Sindri (38)
  • Nirsa (39)
  • Dhanbad (40)
  • Jharia (41)
  • Tundi (42)
  • Baghmara (43)

Member of Parliament (MP) in Dhanbad

Sitting M.P. of Dhanbad District
Parliamentary Constituency No & Name Name of M.P. Party
07- Dhanbad Shri Pashupatinath Singh Bharatiya Janta Party
List of Sitting MLAs in Dhanbad District
Assembly & Constituency Name Sex Party
38-Sindri Shri Indrajit Mahato Male Bharatiya Janta Party
39-Nirsa Smt.Aparna Sengupta Female Bharatiya Janta Party
40-Dhanbad Shri Raj Sinha Male Bharatiya Janta Party
41-Jharia Smt.Purnima Niraj Singh Female Indian National Congress
42-Tundi Shri Mathura Prasad Mahato Male Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
43-Baghmara Shri Dulu Mahato Male Bharatiya Janta Party

Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (Dhanbad Nagar Nigam)

Local administration in Dhanbad

Dhanbad Municipal Corporation, commonly famous as Dhanbad Nagar Nigam governs city and takes care of proper development of entire city. It was formed by consisting Urban Settlements (32 towns) and 258 villages on 1st February 2006 as per notification vide establishment/ formation – 101/ 5534/ Urban Development area. It governs Dhanbad district and covers 355.77 sq. km area. 

It takes care of infrastructure of city and community welfare providing systematic and regular facilities in a proper way. It manages fiscal resources and ensures proper development of the city by well-planned development work on regular basis. 

It works on proper development of education and infrastructure, revenue generation in the city. It provides health care, water supply, power supply services and looks after whole city and works consistently on keeping it well maintained and progressive.

Role and Responsibilities of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC)

  • Ensuring proper development of the city
  • Providing health care services in the city
  • Education & infrastructure development
  • Managing fiscal resources prudently
  • Providing facility of e-governance
  • Development and maintenance of tourist places
  • Working for people welfare and development
  • Providing water supply and power supply in the city

Contact Details

Dhanbad Municipal Corporation
Dhanbad Municipal Corporation
Phone No.: 0326-2301925
Fax No.:0326-2306366

Deputy Commissioner of Dhanbad

Dhanbad district is under administrative supervision of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) who takes care of overall administration of the entire district. Deputy Commissioner is helped by several other sub-ordinates to maintain proper functionality of every particular department in the district and supported by gazetted Superintendent of Excise for the administration of excise affairs, District Sub- Registrar for the registration of documents, Superintendent of Police for running the police administration, Superintendent of Jail for running jail administration, Senior Executive Medical Officer for running health administration, Revenue Officer and Deputy Collectors and Executive magistrates for doing the executive part of the administration. For More read here - https://dhanbad.nic.in/

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Police Department in Dhanbad

Police Department of Dhanbad district is responsible to maintain law and order, control crime and naxal activities in the district, establish peace and harmony in the society, provide safety and security to the residents of the district. Northern part of Dhanbad district generally faces extremist activities and this area consists of Tundi P.S., Topchanchi P.S., Hariharpur P.S., Rajgang P.S. and Barwadda P.S. out of which Tundi and Topchanchi P.S. have been declared as high sensitive and Barwada, Hariharpur and Rajganj P.S. have been put in less sensitive category.

Thus, two pickets namely Pokharia and Benagaria have been especially established under Tundi police station for controlling these extremist activities in this area. Along with, Dhanbad Police is working for winning confidence of people by community policing and also working for encouraging rural youth of naxal affected areas to contribute in ongoing process of development in such areas.

Judiciary in Dhanbad

Jharkhand High Court manages the jurisdiction of Dhanbad. A separate judgeship of Dhanbad was created on 01.11.1956 and Sri R. Saran was the first District Judge of Dhanbad. Dhanbad District Court is the judiciary body looking after law and order in the district. Civil Court Dhanbad and Family Court are other courts in Dhanbad district. Hon’ble The Chief Justice R. Banumathi is the present Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court and Sri Satyendra Kumar Singh is the Principal District Judge of Dhanbad.

Jharkhand High Court
Jharkhand High Court
Doranda,opp-JAP Ground
Ranchi (Jharkhand)

The Registrar General
The Registrar General, 
Jharkhand High Court,
Doranda, 
Ranchi-834 033(India)
EPABX Nos. 0651-2480307,2481308,2482309,2482312,2482313 
FAX Nos. 0651- 2481116

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Civil Courts Dhanbad
District : Dhanbad , State : Jharkhand
Pin Code: 826001
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