Rai Mahimapat Ray

Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate and Collector, Bokaro District Administration

Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate and Collector

Bokaro District Administration



Rai Mahimapat Ray presently holds two offices as Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate and Collector of Bokaro; and Managing Director of Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority. Ray is responsible for the needs of 2.5 million citizens spread across 4,000 sq km. In the past, he has successfully ensured peaceful conduct of two General Elections, one being in India’s most violence-prone Left-wing extremist district. Ray is among the youngest state-level master trainers for elections, and has previously held the prestigious assignment of being the Staff Officer to the Chief Secretary of Jharkhand.

Ray is an alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, and holds a BA (Hons) History degree from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He finished his postgraduate studies in Political Science with specialisation in International Relations from the Jawharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Ray’s first love remains teaching, and prior to joining the administrative services, he lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

Ray’s long term goal is to work for the development of his country by bringing into implementation best practices and innovative solutions for creating unique sustainable developmental models. His other passions include sports and traveling.