Functions of the Executive Magistrates in India – Explained!

The State Government is also empowered to appoint Executive Magistrates, known as Special Executive Magistrates, for particular areas, or for the performance of particular functions, and confer on them such of the powers as are conferrable on Executive Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure Code.

It is also provided that all Executive Magistrates, other than the Additional District Magistrate, are subordinate to the District Magistrate. Similarly, every Executive Magistrate (other than the Sub-Divisional Magistrate) is subordinate to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, subject, however, to the general control of the District Magistrate. It is for the District Magistrate to make rules for the distribution of business amongst the Executive Magistrates subordinate to him, and for the allocation of business to an Additional District Magistrate. (S. 23)

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