The major administrative circles of the Upper Subansiri district are as follows –
Taksing Circle – Taksing Circle was opened in the year 1959 and it is located 195 kms away from Daporijo. The Circle officer is the administrative head. Efforts are being made to restore the Micro-Hydel, which was damaged due to landslide, by reconstruction from government funds.
Limeking Circle – This circle was started in the year 1956 and is 137 kms away from Daporijo Headquarters. Tagin tribes also inhabit this circle.
Nacho Circle – The Nacho circle was opened in the year 1953. The Tagin tribes too majorly inhabit the circle. However, infrastructure required for a Sub-Division headquarters is yet to be developed. Its headquarters at Nacho is located at 108 kms away from Daporijo. This is also a block headquarter covering Taksing, Limeking, Nacho Circle.
Siyum Circle – The Siyum circle was established in 1963 with its head quarter at Siyum. Siyum headquarters is at 73 kms away from Daporijo. The Tagin tribes mainly inhabit it. A police out post was established in the year 1998.
Taliha Circle – Taliha circle is 45 kms away from Daporijo and it was established in 1954. It is an independent Block Headquarter and Circle officer is the Administrative Head. This circle has also a Police Station to assist the local administration.
Dumporijo Circle – This circle was established in 1953 with the Headquarter at Gusar which was later on shifted to Dumporijo headquarters. It is located at a distance of 13 kms from the district headquarters. Tagin and Galo tribes inhabit this circle.
Baririjo Circle – The circle was started in the year 1982 with its headquarter at Baririjo, which is 35 kms away from Daporijo. Inhabitant of this circle is Galo tribe.
Giba Circle – This circle was established in the year 1980. It is located at a distance of 41 kms from Daporijo. It is also a Block Headquarter and the Extra Assistant Commissioner is the administrative head.
Puchigeko Circle – This circle was started in the year 1992 with its headquarters at Puchigeko, which is 40 kms away from Daporijo on the way to Ziro.
Paying Circle – The circle is created bifurcating 11 villages from Taliha circle with its Hq at Payeng. This circle was established on 26th January 1999. It involves a day long foot march to reach the Hq from road head at Taliha. Total population of this circle is 683 as per 2001 census.
Chetam (Peeryapu) Circle – This circle was started in the year 2003 with its headquarters at Chetam.
Gusar Circle – This is a newly created circle of the administration of the district.
These circles and sub-divisions constitute the administrative set-up of Upper Subansiri district.