Administrative structure of India

A revenue division or sub-division is an administrative division of a district in India for the purpose of revenue administration. It comprises multiple tehsils.[1][2] Revenue division is headed by a sub-divisional magistrate (also known as assistant collector, sub collector, or assistant commissioner). In some states, the post is designated as Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) or Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil).[3][4]

Revenue division or sub-division should not be confused with divisions of a state. States are divided into multiple divisions (headed by divisional commissioners in some states), and these divisions are further divided into districts (headed by district magistrates, collectors, or deputy commissioners).


Revenue division is not synonymous with sub-division in every Indian state. In Odisha, a division is known as "revenue division" and divisional commissioner as Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), while revenue divisions within a district are strictly known as sub-divisions.[5] The constitution of revenue divisions and the appointment of Revenue Divisional Commissioners is as per the Orissa Revenue Divisional Commissioners Act, 1957.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Chapter - IV Land Revenue" (PDF). Comptroller and Auditor General of India. p. 63. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Land Revenue Administration". Lands Of Maharashtra. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Revenue Division | Adilabad District | India". Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) | District Mahendragarh, Government of Haryana | India". Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Districts | Government Of Odisha". Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Orissa Revenue Divisional Commissioners Act, 1957" (PDF). The Odisha Gazette. 20 August 1957. Retrieved 2 November 2023.