Keeping in view the division of Uttar Pradesh, 75 districts, 18 divisions, 822 blocks, 52021 panchayats and 107452 villages are in the state. Uttar Pradesh is the fifth largest state in the case of land area. The land area of Uttar Pradesh is 240 928 km2; A district collector monitors a district. In Uttar Pradesh, he is also known as District Magistrate or DM. He is an officer of the IAS or PCS who receives promotion as an IAS officer on the basis of his tenure in Provincial Civil Services UPPSC.
A District Magistrate is appointed by the Uttar Pradesh Government. A district superintendent or DSP is also known as the Superintendent of Police. According to the Police Act of 1861, a DSP chaired the District Police Organization of the State Police. A sub-division police is under each sub-division. Deputy Superintendent of Police is led by a police officer in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police or DSP (Police Deputy Superintendent). Each minister and the concerned department are headed by a minister.