A District Magistrate or Collector is CEO of a District.
He is accountable for everything in his District. He has as much power as a CEO.
If you want to file any case against Union of India, you have to give notice to him.
In short he is responsible for things happening in his District.
An activist can consider doing three things if he see any wrong things in his district.
80CPC.(Notice) is more POWERFUL than RTI inquiry. Ppl should LEARN to use this weapon.
A) A written Regd AD notice or letter to DM giving details of wrong complained and request him to take action within 60 days as provided in Sec. 80 of CPC.
B) After 60 days,consider filing an RTI application to know status of your complaint.
C) Thereafter, consider further steps like moving a petition in High Court or trial court. Your local advocate may help you.
Remember, DM is the man whom you should send Complaints.