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Administration of Thiruvanathapuram district

This District has four types of administrative hierarchies:

  • Taluk and Village administration managed by the provincial government of Kerala
  • Panchayath Administration managed by the local bodies
  • Parliament Constituencies for the federal government of India
  • Assembly Constituencies for the provincial government of Kerala

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IntroductionEdit

The state legislative assembly and Secretariat are located in Thiruvananthapuram. The city also serves as the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram district. The Thiruvananthapuram municipality was established in 1920 and was declared as a Corporation on 30 October 1940, during the rule of Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma.[1] The city is administered by the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation which headed by a mayor and is responsible for the overall supervision and control of the administrative functions.[2] The city council is democratically elected and comprises 100 members representing various wards. The Corporation of Trivandrum was ranked second out of 21 cities on best governance and administrative practices in India in 2014.[3]

Thiruvananthapuram City officials
Mayor
V. K. Prasanth[4]
Deputy Mayor
Rakhi Ravikumar[5]
Corporation Secretary
Biju K IAS[6]
Commissioner of Police
G. Sparjan Kumar IPS[7]

The city elects its member of Parliament for the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. It contributes four members to the legislative assembly from Kazhakuttam, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram and Nemom.[8] The law and order is managed by Kerala police headed by a Police Commissioner, an officer of Deputy Inspector General rank in the Indian Police Service. The city is divided into three police sub-divisions headed by Assistant Commissioners. There are two traffic sub-divisions, a women's cell and a narcotics control cell.[9]

Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation

തിരുവനന്തപുരം നഗരസഭ
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Deputy Mayor
Rakhi Ravikumar, Communist Party of India
Leader Of Opposition
Structure
Seats100
Political groups
LDF (43)
BJP (35)
UDF (21)
Independents (01)
Elections
Last election
2015
Website
www.corporationoftrivandrum.in

District AdministrationEdit

 
Taluks in Thiruvananthapuram district

The headquarters of the district administration is at Kudappanakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram. The district administration is headed by the District collector. He is assisted by five deputy collectors holding charges of general matters, land acquisition, revenue recovery, land reforms and election.

The District Collector also holds the charge of the District Magistrate and is assisted by the Additional District Magistrate (Deputy Collector, General) and the Revenue Divisional Officer. The district has two revenue division, Thiruvananthapuram and Nedumangad which is headed by the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO). He is also the Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

There are six taluks: Neyyattinkara,Thiruvananthapuram, Nedumangad, Chirayinkeezhu, Varkala and Kattakkada, each headed by a Tahsildar.

There are 120 villages under the six taluks of the district. The names of the taluks, their headquarters and the Villages under them are given in the box above. Consequent to the 73rd amendment of the Constitution and the new Panchayat Raj-Nagarapalika Act, the Kerala Panchayat raj Act came into being on 23 April 1994. Thiruvananthapuram district has one district panchayat, 12 block panchayats and 78 grama panchayats.

The Thiruvananthapuram District Panchayat has already worked out some notable developmental schemes in the agricultural, water supply and educational sectors. The District Panchayat president is the chairman of the District Planning Committee and the District Rural Development Agency.[10]

There are two parliamentary constituencies in the district. They are Attingal with constituency number 19, and Thiruvananthapuram, with constituency number 20.[11]

No Municipality Population
1. Neyyattinkara 69467
2. Nedumangad 56138
3. Varkala 42273
4. Attingal 35648
No Name of Taluks Headquarters No. of Villages
1. Chirayinkeezhu Attingal 16
2. Nedumangad Nedumangad 24
3. Neyyattinkara Neyyattinkara 19
4. Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram 30
5. Varkala Varkala 13
6. Kattakkada Kattakkada 14

Trivandrum city AdministrationEdit

Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം നഗരസഭ) is the largest city corporation in the state of Kerala in India by area and population. It is the Municipal Corporation that administrates the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The city corporation is spread over 214.86 km2 with 100 wards and a population of 9,57,730 inhabitants.

The conservancy department was started in Thiruvananthapuram in 1877 during the reign of the king Ayilyam Thirunal. Following this, the town was divided into 5 divisions, namely Kottaykkakam, Chalai, Sreevaraham, Manacaud and Pettah.[12]

The first president of the Committee was Dewan Peshkar Iraviperur Pillai. There were 19 members in the committee. The Thiruvananthapuram Municipality came into existence in 1920. After two decades, during the reign of Sree Chithira Thirunal, Thiruvananthapuram Municipality was converted into Corporation on 30 October 1940.[13]

The city corporation is ruled by the council of 100 members, headed by the Mayor. The Mayor (elected from among the councilors) chairs the Council meetings, and is responsible for the overall, supervision and control of the administrative functions of the Municipal Corporation. The Council is composed of all elected councilors. The administration of the TMC vests in the Council. The term of office of the council is five years. The TMC through the Council has all the powers, authority and responsibilities of the Government, to enable it to function as an institution of self-government in respect of the matters entrusted to it. The Council, constitute Standing Committees for exercising its powers, discharging such duties or performing such functions, as is provided for in the Kerala Municipalities Act. The Deputy Mayor is the Chairman of the Finance Standing Committee and also presides over the Council meetings during the absence of the Mayor. The Secretary of the TMC is an officer appointed by the Government.The law and order of the city is handled by the City Police Commissioner. The total police strength in the city including the Armed Reserve camp at Nandavanam and the SAP camp at Peroorkada, is about 4,500.

The corporation was divided into 24 wards covering an area of 30.66 km² in 1940. Through years, the city corporation has grown up to 100 wards, and now the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council is the second largest democratically-elected body in Kerala after the Legislative Assembly [1].

Corporation Election 2015Edit

Political performanceEdit

S.No. Party Name Party symbol Number of Corporators Change
01 LDF   43   8
02 BJP 35   29
03 UDF   21   19
04 Independents   01   2

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation". Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation Introduction. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  2. ^ "TVPM Administration". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  3. ^ Nair, Ajesh. "Annual Survey of India's City-Systems" (PDF). Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ "V. K. Prasanth elected Thiruvananthapuram Mayor". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Thiruvananthapuram Mayor, Deputy Mayor sworn in". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Thiruvananthapuram Secretary". Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Sparjan Kumar is new commissioner". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  8. ^ Delimitation of Assembly Constituencies, Final Order (PDF) (Report). Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  9. ^ "City Police of Thiruvananthapuram". Thiruvananthapuram City Police. Archived from the original on 3 November 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2006.
  10. ^ Administration Archived 11 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies of Thiruvananthapuram District" Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Year of becoming a corporation