Collector’s Profile

Collector Bharuch

Dr. M. D. Modiya, IAS

Date of Appointment:  31 August, 2019

Email  : collector-bha[at]gujarat[dot]gov[dot]in

Phone : +91 2642 240600    Fax : +91 2642 240602

Message from the Collector

The state government appoints a Collector under section 8 of the Bombay Land Revenue Code, 1879. The Divisional Commissioner had been looking after the implementation and supervision of the land revenue code during ex-Bombay state. From 15th August 1950, the post of Divisional Commissioner was abolished and the powers of land revenue code and other acts were delegated to the collector by the government and with that, the Collector was made responsible for the implementation of provisions of various Acts in the district.

Day by day the workload of the collector has increased as he is an important link between the government and people. He, being a representative of state government at district level has to discharge most important duties and also has to play the role of Chief Co-coordinator of the District. The administration today has become more citizen-centric and speedy. In order to meet the expectations of citizens from the district administration, efforts should be made to make administration much smoother, efficient, transparent and citizen-friendly with the maximum use of Information and Communication Technology.

Dr. M. D. Modiya, IAS

Collector, Bharuch

Incumbency List

SR. NO.

NAME OF Collector

DATE OF JOINING

DATE OF TENURE

1. Shri M. S. Moulvi 02.04.42 03.03.43
2. Shri W. N. Gallagher, I.C.S. 04.03.43 12.01.45
3. Shri J. A. Calrencesmith, I.C.S. 13.01.45 13.04.45
4. Shri L. M. Nadkarni, I.C.S. 14.04.45 27.04.46
5. Shri M. K. Jadhav, B.A. 28.04.46 25.01.48
6. Shri L. R. Dalal, I.C.S. 26.01.48 28.11.48
7. Shri H. M. Dave, B.A. 29.11.48 26.12.48
8. Shri V. Kumar, I.C.S. 27.12.48 25.01.49
9. Shri L. R. Dalal, I.C.S. 26.01.49 29.07.49
10. Shri R. M. Desai, IAS 30.07.49 25.07.51
11. Shri D. B. Kamble, IAS 26.07.51 14.07.52
12. Shri J. N. Ambegaoker, B.A. 15.07.52 10.08.53
13. Shri C. V. Bhatt, IAS 11.08.53 04.12.56
14. Shri V. S. Mahajani, IAS 11.12.56 08.07.59
15. Miss R. D. Parekh, IAS 14.07.59 27.05.62
16. Shri H. R. Patankar, IAS 28.05.62 06.04.65
17. Shri A. N. Solanky, M.A. 10.04.65 14.11.65
18. Shri S. C. Shelat, IAS 15.11.65 07.05.66
19. Shri C. B. Giridhar, IAS 08.05.66 01.07.66
20. Shri D. D. Rathod, BAR-AT-LAW, IAS 02.07.66 07.10.68
21. Shri K. P. Yajnik, M.A., LL.B. 08.10.68 03.05.70
22. Shri T. B. Sujan, B.A. 04.05.70 21.05.71
23. Shri T. C. A. Rangadurai, IAS 22.05.71 18.06.73
24. Shri V. S. Sinha, IAS 11.07.73 18.03.74
25. Shri A. Rath, IAS 19.03.74 27.01.75
26. Shri C. K. Koshy, IAS 28.01.75 28.11.76
27. Shri Sanjiv Misra, IAS 29.11.76 08.08.80
28. Shri J. S. Rana, IAS 09.08.80 07.11.81
29. Shri Balwantsingh, IAS 08.11.81 13.08.85
30. Shri S. R. Rao, IAS 14.08.85 08.10.87
31. Shri D. Jagatheesa Pandian, IAS 23.11.87 28.08.88
32. Shri D. K. Rao, IAS 05.09.88 30.04.90
33. Shri P. K. Taneja, IAS 01.05.90 07.02.91
34. Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS 11.02.91 18.04.95
35. Shri G. C. Murmu, IAS 19.04.95 31.01.97
36. Miss S. Aparna, IAS 01.02.97 30.08.98
37. Shri B. B. Swain, IAS 31.08.98 23.02.01
38. Smt. Anju Sharma, IAS 24.02.01 30.04.03
39. Shri Rajeev Topno, IAS 01.05.03 07.06.05
40. Dr. S. Murali Krishna, IAS 08.06.05 30.03.08
41. Smt. Arti Kanwar, IAS 31.03.08 10.11.09
42. Shri Roopwantsingh, IAS 11.11.09 05.09.12
43. Smt. Avantika Singh Aulakh, IAS 06.09.12 16.08.14
44. Dr. Vinod R. Rao, IAS 19.08.14 24.09.14
45. Smt. Avantika Singh Aulakh, IAS 25.09.14 24.02.15
46. Dr. Vikrant Pandey, IAS 25.02.15 09.05.16
47. Shri Sandip J. Sagale, IAS 10.05.16 04.04.18
48. Shri Ravi Kumar Arora, IAS 05.04.18 02.08.19
49. Ms. Agre Kshipra Suryakantarao, IAS 02.08.19 30.08.19
50. Dr. M. D. Modiya, IAS 31.08.19