Collectorate

The Collectorate play a pivotal role in the District administration. Collector in the Cadre of I.A.S heads the District. He acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in his jurisdiction. He deals mainly with planning and development, law and order, general elections, arms licensing etc. The Additional Collector/ District Revenue Officer runs the Revenue administration under various enactments in the District. He is also designated as Additional District Magistrate. He mainly deals with civil supplies, land matters, mines and minerals, village officers etc.

The District Revenue Officer (DRO) and Deputy Collectors assists the Collector in discharging their duties. The District Revenue Officer looks after all the branches of the Collectorate. He deals mainly with general administration and is vested with supervision of day-to-day functions of the Collectorate.

The Project Officer District Rural Development Agency in the cadres of IAS/DRO , Personal Assistant Panchayat Development in the cadre of Deputy Collector, Assistant Director Town panchayats, Municipal commissioners & Municipal Corporation Commissioner areassisting collector in panchayat development and urban local body related works.

Sections in Collector Office

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Section Name

Section Name

1 Section A Deals with Establishment and Office Procedures
2 Section B Budget, Audit, Reconciliation, Salary, Pay fixation, Examinations
3 Section C Deals with Law & Order, Magisterial (Court/Legal) matters
4 Section E Land Acquisition – LAOP
5 Section F Public Distribution System, Civil Supplies
6 Section G Record Keeping, Accommodation of Govt. offices and Dist. Gazette
7 Section H Natural calamities
8 Section I Rehabilitation, Refugees Welfare, Srilankan Tamils Welfare
9 Section J Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare
10 Section K air Copy, Tappal & Dispatche
11 Section L Suit, Court Cases
12 Section M Land – Patta Transfer
13 Section O Grievances Redressal Cell, Mass Contact, Jamabandhi
14 Section R State Excise, TASMAC management
15 Section Z Elections
16 BC BC & Minority Welfare
17 AD(P) Panchayat Related Activities
18 AD(Audit) Audit and High Level committee
19 PA(SS) Small Savings
20 PA(NM) School Noon Meals Related Activities
21 PD(DRDA) Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
22 AD(TP) Town Panchayats related Activities

COLLECTORS OF KANNIYAKUMARI DISTRICT (* Acting Collectors)

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Name of Collector

Tenure From

Tenue To

50 Mr.Prashant M. Wadnere,I.A.S 23-02-2018 Present Collector
49 Mr.Sajjan Singh R Chavan,I.A.S. 24-09-2014 23-02-2018
48 Mr.S Nagarajan,I.A.S. 20-01-2012 23-09-2014
47 Tmt.S. Madhumathi,I.A.S. 03-08-2011 09-01-2012
46 Mr.Ashish Kumar,I.A.S. 07-06-2011 27-07-2011
45 Mr.RajendraRatnoo,I.A.S. 05-06-2009 05-06-2011
44 Dr.Rajendra Kumar,I.A.S. 10-11-2008 04-06-2009
43 Tmt.B. Jothi Nirmala,I.A.S. 25-02-2008 10-11-2008
42 Mr.ShunchonngamJatakChiru,I.A.S. 08-10-2007 24-02-2008
41 Mr.Devraj Dev,I.A.S. 11-06-2007 08-10-2007
40 Tmt.B.Jothi Nirmala,I.A.S.* 26-04-2007 10-06-2007
39 Dr S. Swarna,I.A.S. 12-02-2007 26-04-2007
38 Mr.SunilPaliwal,I.A.S. 08-01-2005 12-02-2007
37 Mr.Ramesh Chand Meena,I.A.S. 26-11-2004 08-01-2005
36 Mr.RajeshLakhoni,I.A.S. 16-07-2003 21-11-2004
35 Mr.Gagandeep Singh Bedi,I.A.S. 11-06-2001 15-07-2003
34 Mr.K.Balachandran,I.A.S. 26-02-2001 05-06-2001
33 Mr.Ramesh Chand Meena,I.A.S. 24-04-2000 03-02-2001
32 Mr.Pandian,I.A.S. 18-05-1998 23-04-2000
31 Mr.VishwanathShekhawker,I.A.S. 01-06-1996 11-05-1998
30 Mr.A.Panneerselvam,I.A.S. 27-10-1995 31-05-1996
29 Mr.R. Rajagopal,I.A.S. 31-10-1994 26-10-1995
28 Mr.Ambuj Sharma,I.A.S. 21-05-1993 25-09-1994
27 Mr.RajivNayanChoubey,I.A.S. 24-02-1991 20-05-1993
26 Mr.M Gopala Krishna,I.A.S. 19-10-1989 23-02-1991
25 Dr.N.Sundaradevan,I.A.S. 10-03-1988 11-10-1989
24 Mr.Syed Munir Hoda,I.A.S. 20-09-1985 13-02-1988
23 Mr.M.Karuppaiya,I.A.S. 22-08-1984 19-09-1985
22 Mr.L.K. Tripathi,I.A.S. 20-03-1983 21-08-1984
21 Mr.M.B. Pranesh,I.A.S. 14-03-1982 19-03-1983
20 ShriJ.T. Acharyulu,I.A.S. 28-05-1981 13-03-1982
19 Mr.A.Abdul Aziz,I.A.S. 14-02-1980 26-05-1981
18 Mr.DuraiSundaresan,I.A.S. 03-05-1979 13-02-1980
17 Mr.M.K.Balasubramanian,I.A.S. 10-05-1978 03-05-1979
16 Mr.V.Sankarasubbaiyan,I.A.S. 24-05-1976 03-05-1978
15 Mr.V.T.Thurairaj,I.A.S. 12-02-1975 24-05-1976
14 Mr.C.Thangaraju,I.A.S. 24-04-1974 12-02-1975
13 Mr.R.Swaminathan,I.A.S. 22-08-1973 05-041974
12 Mr.A.P.Muthuswami,I.A.S. 24-04-1971 22-08-1973
11 Mr.K.S.Ramakrishnan,I.A.S. 07-03-1970 22-04-1971
10 Mr.R.A.Seetharam Das,I.A.S. 12-10-1968 14-02-1970
9 Mr.C.N.Raghavan,I.A.S. 22-08-1967 09-09-1968
8 Mr.P.B.Krishnaswamy,I.A.S. 27-04-1965 21-08-1967
7 Mr.V.K.C.Natarajan,I.A.S. 04-08-1964 26-04-1965
6 Mr.K.J.M.Shetty,I.A.S. 19-08-1963 03-08-1964
5 Mr.C.V.S.Moni,I.A.S. 28-02-1963 25-07-1963
4 Mr.S.Krishnaswari,I.A.S. 15-12-1962 14-02-1963
3 Mr.A.S.Venkatraman,I.A.S. 19-06-1962 14-12-1962
2 Mr.J.A.Ambasankar,I.A.S. 02-12-1958 17-05-1962
1 Mr.R.Thirumalai,I.A.S. 01-11-1956 01-12-1958