Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 4, p. 57.
11] ADMINISTRA TIVE DIVISIONS
considerable Province. Public Instruction in this Province
and in Baluchistan is supervised by a single Inspector-General.
For judicial purposes the Province is divided into two civil and
The Province of Baluchistan is made up of (i) British
Baluchistan, comprising three Districts; (2) the Agency terri-
tories, which consist of districts held on lease; and (3) the
Native States of Kalat and Las Bela. Under the Chief
Commissioner is an officer who is both Revenue and Judicial
For the District of Coorg the Resident in Mysore is both
Chief and Judicial Commissioner. The highest local authority
is the Commissioner, whose duties extend practically to every
part of the administration. The internal organization is similar
to that of an ordinary British District. Ajmer and Merwara
are administered by a Commissioner under the Agent to the
Governor-General in Rajputana. Each of the small component
Districts is managed by an Assistant Commissioner.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands derive their administra-
tive importance from the circumstance that the Penal Settlement
of Port Blair is situated in the former. The Superintendent of
the Settlement is also entrusted with the general administration
of the islands, and maintains relations with their wild aboriginal
inhabitants. He is assisted by a Deputy Superintendent and
several Assistants, who form the 'Port Blair Commission.'