The Art & Culture Department has made efforts for the establishment of District Offices in the State. But due to fund constraints it has not been possible. This was coupled with the ban for post creation. However, it was considered really essential to have a district office at least at Lunglei so as to effectively cover our plans and programmes in the southern part of Mizoram.
In the year 1998, a District Research Officer with one Research Investigator from Tribal Research Institute were deputed on temporary posting to Lunglei. The officers took rented house for office and pulled the district library staff to carry out their works. So, together with the District Library personals a District office was run and plans and programmes on promotion of art & culture were taken up.
Now, The District Office, Lunglei is manned by the Senior Research Officer (Upgraded post of Archaeologist), one Research Investigator from Tribal Research Institute and one UDC from Mizoram State Library have been pulled and posted in addition to the staff of District Library, Lunglei. One peon has also been posted. The office functions in a rented house.
The District Office, Lunglei in addition to the normal works is looking after the Art & Culture Auditorium and multi-purpose Cultural complex at Sazaikawn. A Museum gallery in part of Saikuti Hall has also been developed.