Divisional Commissioner, Patna Division
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Patna Division
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 About Patna Division

Patna Division is one of the oldest Divisions of the state. Patna, the capital of Bihar and the headquarters town of Patna Division, is situated on the south bank of Ganges at 250 37' N and 850 10' E.

Three Commissionerships were created in 1829 out of the districts at present included in Bihar, Patna. The other was Saran Comprising the districts of Saran, Champaran, Tirhut and Shahabad and the third consisted of Bhagalpur (with Munghyr), Purnea and Maldah districts. Later, in 1834, however, the Saran Division was abolished and Patna District along with Shahabad was absorbed in the Patna Division. Another re-arrangement took place in 1855, when the creation of a new non-regulation district of the Santhal Pargana under the Bhagalpur Division led to the separation of Tirhut, which was placed under the Commissioner, Patna Division.

At present Patna Division has six districts, which are Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar, Rohtas and Kaimur and area of the Patna Division is 16,960 sq. K.M. As per records available in the office Sir C.C. Stevens was the Commissioner of this division in the year 1890-91. Sunil Barthwal is present commissioner of the division.

 About Commissioner's Office

Commissioner's Office This colonial building, in the east of the Golghar houses, the office of the commissioner of Patna Division is situated. A simple structure, its attraction comes from the detailing like the use of voids, cutouts, depressions and semi-circular arches in the fa├žade. It is a balanced composition of mass and void and its colonial look comes with the highlighted projecting quoins at the angles. This building was built during 1857-58.

The residential quarter of the Commissioner of the Patna division was in opposite of the commissioner's office in the present A.N.Sinha Institute Complex and was known as Beache's Bungalow. In the 1850s, William Tayler used the bungalow as the commissioner's office. Later, it became the commissioner's residence from the time of E.A.Sammuel.

The whole area around the commissioner's compound was originally the site of Bankipore Village and the adjacent southern village was called Jaibarpur. In the medival period both names were amalgamated and come to be known as Bankipur Jaibar. The old records reveal that the area was occasionally used as a camping ground. It was in this area that Emperor Akbar camped along with his soldiers in 1574. It was here that Aliwardi Khan assembled his troops before marching against Sarafraz Khan in 1740.

After the British conquest, it was a cantonment before Danapur was made a military station. While occupied by the third Brigade in 1776, part of the cantonment was burnt down and the occurrence led to the 'White Mutiny,' which Robert Clive Suppressed.

 Commissioners

SL Name Service Period
1. SIR C. C. STEVENS ICS 1890 TO 1891
2. D. R. TYALL ESQR, CSI, ICS 1891 TO 1892
3. ARTHUR FORBES ESQR, CSI, ICS 1892 TO 1896
4. C. M. BOLTOR (ADDL. COMM.) ESQR, CSI, ICS 1894 TO 1896
5. SIR JAMES BOURDELLON K.C.S.I, ICS 1896 TO 1900
6. SIR TANLOT HEN K.C.S.I, CIE, ICS 1900 TO 1903
7. W. C. MACHPERSON CSI, ICS 1903
8. P. C. LYON ESQR, CSI, ICS 1904 TO 1905
9. SIR E. V. TEVENGE KCIE, CSI, ICS 1905 TO 1908
10. R. T. GREER ESQR, CSI, ICS 1907 TO 1908
11. SIR ARCHDALE EARLE KCSI, KCIE, ICS 1908 TO 1909
12. SIR W. MAUD KCIE, CSI, ICS 1910 TO 1911
13. C. E. A. W. OLDHAM ESQR, CSI, ICS 1912 TO 1919
14. F. P. DIRCON ESQR, ICS 1919 TO 1921
15. W. B. HEYCOCK ESQR, ICS 1921 TO 1922 & 1927 TO 1928
16. B. C. SEN ESQR, ICS 1922 TO 1926
17. P. W. MURPHY ESQR, ICS 1929 TO 1931
18. A. P. MIDDLETON ESQR, ICS 1932 TO 1935
19. J. L. NERRIMAN ESQR, ICS 1935 TO 1936 (NOV. 1935 TO JAN. 1936)
20. E. R. J. R. COUSINS ESQR, CSI, CIE, ICS 1936 TO 1939
21. R.E. SWANZY ESQR, ICS 1936 TO 1937 (FOR 7 MONTHS)
22. Y.A. GODBOLE ESQR, CSI, CIE, ICS 1937 TO 1939
23. S. L. MARWOOD ESQR, CSI, CIE, ICS 1939 TO 1943
24. B. K. GOKHALE ESQR, CSI, CIE, ICS 1943 TO 1944
25. V. K. R. MENON ESQR, ICS 1944 (FOR LESS THAN 2 MONTHS)
26. N. BAKSI ESQR, ICS 1944 TO 1947
27. E. O. LEE ESQR, ICS 1946 (FOR 4 MONTHS)
28. R. P. N. SAHI ESQR, ICS 1947 TO 1949
29. M. M. PHILIP ESQR, ICS 1949 (FOR 5 MONTHS), 1952 TO 1953
30. T. P. SINGH ESQR, ICS 1949 TO 1952
31. C. K. RAMAN ESQR, ICS 1954 TO 1956
32. S. V. SOHNI ESQR, ICS 1951 (2 MONTHS) 1953-1954 &1956 TO 1969
33. V. P. KASHYAP IAS 1964 TO 1965
34. H. N. THAKUR IAS 1965 TO 1967
35. KARAM SINGH IAS 10.07.1967 TO 06.03.1968
36. J. S. BALI IAS 07.03.1968 TO 09.06.1970
37. B. S. MUKHERJI IAS 10.06.1970 TO 23.08.1972
38. A. F. COUTO IAS 24.08.1972 TO 30.06.1973
39. P. S. KOHLI IAS 01.07.1973 TO 30.11.1974
40. SURESH KUMAR IAS 01.12.1974 TO 12.12.1974
41. F. AHMAD IAS 13.12.1974 TO 14.07.1975
42. A. U. SHARMA IAS 15.07.1975 TO 22.08.1976
43. K. N. ARDHANRESHWARAN IAS 23.08.1976 TO 27.05.1978
44. G. S. GREWAL IAS 28.05.1978 TO 03.09.1979
45. K. RAMANUJAN IAS 04.09.1979 TO 30.11.1980
46. P. K. MISHRA IAS 01.12.1980 TO 16.10.1981
47. K.P. SINHA IAS 17.10.1981 TO 21.04.1983
48. R. N. DASH IAS 22.04.1983 TO 31.10.1985
49. SMT. KRISHNA SINGH IAS 01.11.1985 TO 23.06.1987
50. NISHIKANT SINHA IAS 24.06.1987 TO 24.03.1990
51. N. K. AGRAWAL IAS 24.03.1990 TO 18.08.1991
52. S. N. BISWAS IAS 19.08.1991 TO 25.08.1992
53. RAHUL SARIN IAS 26.08.1992 TO 05.05.1994
54. ANIL KUMAR IAS 06.05.1994 TO 23.02.1997
55. RAJ KUMAR SINGH IAS 24.02.1997 TO 04.12.1997
56. U. K. SINHA IAS 05.12.1997 TO 06.06.1998
57. A. C. RAJAN IAS 07.06.1998 TO 11.06.1998
58. B. B. SRIVASTAVA IAS 12.06.1998 TO 03.05.1999
59. DR. ARVIND PRASAD IAS 04.05.1999 TO 27.07.1999
60. NARENDRA BHAGAT IAS 28.07.1999 TO 14.11.2000
61. B. B. SRIVASTAVA IAS 15.11.2000 TO 21.11.2000
62. P. N. NARAYANAN IAS 21.11.2000 TO 22.01.2001
63. RAJESH GUPTA IAS 22.01.2001 TO 27.02.2004
64. RAMESH ABKISHEK IAS 28.02.2004 TO 01.03.2005
65. B. K. HALDAR IAS 01.03.2005 TO 18.04.2005
66. RAMESH ABKISHEK IAS 19.05.2005 TO 07.08.2005
67. DEEPAK KUMAR IAS 12.08.2005 TO 19.12.2005
68. RABINDRA PANWAR IAS 19.12.2005 TO 25.02.2009
69. SUNIL BARTHWAL IAS 25.02.2009 TO 10.02.2011
70. K. P. RAMAIAH IAS 11.02.2011 TO 18.06.2012
71. S. SIDDHARTH IAS 18.06.2012 TO 01.07.2012
72. K. P. RAMAIAH IAS 01.07.2012 TO 03.09.2012
73. S. K. NEGI IAS 03.09.2012 TO 15.09.2012
74. K. P. RAMAIAH IAS 16.09.2012 TO 30.09.2012
75. S. K. NEGI IAS 01.10.2012 TO 06.11.2012
76. E.L.S.N. BALA PRASAD IAS 06.11.2012 TO 09.06.2014
77. Dr. N. VIJAYA LAKSHMI IAS 09.06.2014 TO 07.10.2014
78. SRI NARMDESHWAR LAL IAS 07.10.2014 TO
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