District Administration

The Collector plays a pivotal role in the District Administration and is in the Cadre of I.A.S.

The roles and responsibilities of the Collector in brief are as follows:

  • Head of the District Administration; specifically with full establishment powers in the Departments of Revenue Administration and related Departments like Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Social Welfare, ICDS and Town Panchayats.
  • Maintenance of Law and Order, and magisterial duties as District Magistrate, which involve supervision of the Executive Magistrates as well as original powers under the CrPC, 1973; Act 14 of 1982 , and other Statutes.
  • Disaster Management and Mitigation.
  • Inter-departmental co-ordination with a view to implementation of various Government schemes, with specific focus on the flagship Schemes of the Government.
  • Public Grievance Redressal by disposal of the petitions received by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, and also at the Monday Grievance Day/Mass Contact Programmes.

Offices in the Collectorate


  • Section A : Deals with Establishment, Office Procedures,  Jamabandhi Tabal and Despatches
  • Section B : Patta Transfer, Land Transfer, Land Lease, Land Acquisition and  Land Encroachment
  • Section C : Land Acquisition, Railway Land, House Site Patta
  • Section D : Deals with Law and Oder, Magisterial (Court/Legal) Matters, Explosive and Other Licenses
  • Section E : Social Security Scheme, CMUPT and CM Relief Fund
  • Section F : Election and Census Work
  • Section G : Revenue Recovery Act, Srilankan Refugees and Miscellaneous
  • Section H : Audit, HBA Loan and Collector Discretionary Fund
  • Section J : Disaster Management, Rainfall and TNPSC Exams
  • Excise   :  State Excise, TASMAC management
  • DSO Office : Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection

Rural Development

  • PO (DRDA) : District Rural Development Agency
      • APO-I : Infrastructure
      • APO (E&W) : Employment and Wages
      • APO (H & S) : Housing and Sanitation
      • EE (RD) : Executive Engineer (Rural Development)
        • AEE (Roads and Bridges)
        • AEE (Rural Development)
      • A.O : Accounts Officer
    • PA(NM) : School Noon Meals Related Activites
    • A.D(TP) : Town Panchatyats related Activities
    • AD(Panchayats and Audit)
      • SFC Fund Release
      • STRF
      • Drinking Water
      • Panchayat Inspection
      • Panchayat Union and Panchayats Audit
    • PA (Panchayat Development)
      • PA1 : Joint Director/AD Level Officers, Engineering, Road Inspector, Over Seer Establishments, Retired AD, JD Level Officers Establishments
      • PA2 : Junior Assistant, Assistant, Record Clerk, Driver, Office Assistant, Night Watchmen Establishment, Compassionate ground, appointment, Retirement Establishments and Court Cases
      • PA3 : Office Establishment – Preparing Pay Bill, GPF, Surrender, Increment
      • PA4 : Miscelleneous, GDP, CM Cell, RTI, Meeting Subject and Line Department Meeting Subject
      • PA5 : Panchayat Secretary Establishment, Court Cases
      • PA6 : BDO and Dy BDO Establishment and Retirement Pension Preoposals and Benefts Etc
      • PA7: Passing of bills, TA bills of AD Level ;officers, telephone bill EB bills, Office staff TA Bills contigent bills etc