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Administration in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is regarded as the southernmost tip of the southern state of Tamil Nadu (eleventh largest state in the country). For the purpose of administration, the state of Tamil Nadu is subdivided into thirty two districts and Kanyakumari is one among the important district of the land of Tamils. The region of Kanyakumari, an integral part of Tamil Nadu was formally constituted as a district on 1st November 1956.
Kanyakumari Administration

Kanyakumari started its journey as a functionary district of Tamil Nadu and made the state proud by achieving many milestones in terms of urbanization. Today, Kanyakumari district stands with sheer pride for occupying the first place in terms of literacy rate in the state and also the district is considered as the second most urbanized district next only to the state capital of Chennai. Furthermore, Kanyakumari district is the second most prominent district in Tamil Nadu in terms of population density (1,111 people per It is important to note that with a surface area of 1672 Kanyakumari occupies 1.29% of the total extent of the state. Let's get to know more about the district level administrative divisions and setup of Kanyakumari in detail.

Administrative Setup in Kanyakumari District

Following the judicial separation of the Kanyakumari district of the territorial dominions  transferred to the then Madras state (former state in the Republic of India) from the former United State of Travancore and Cochin during the year 1956, the administration frame of the local bodies then in existence were countenanced to proceed till 31st of March 1962. The Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1958 was implemented in the Kanyakumari district effective from the 1st April 1962. A district collector was appointed to the district of Kanyakumari with the responsibility of heading the district.

Even today, the district collector, typically appointed by the Tamil Nadu Government to the district of Kanyakumari is the head of the district. The district collector is assisted by various officers of different departments towards the general administration of Kanyakumari. The set of revenue department officers who normally assist the Kanyakumari district collector include sub collector, district revenue officer, revenue divisional officer, district adi dravidar welfare officer, district backward classes welfare officer, excise department assistant commissioner, tahsildar, taluk supply officers, special tahsildars, divisional excise officers and many other officers.

Administrative Divisions in Kanyakumari District

The Kanyakumari district comprises of two revenue divisions, namely Nagercoil division and Padmanabhapuram division. The Nagercoil revenue division consists of Agastheeswaram Taluk and Tuvalu talk while Padmanabhapuram revenue division consists of Kalkulam Taluk and Vilavancode Taluk. Each talk of Kanyakumari district comprises of several revenue blocks or revenue circles which are generally cited as forks in the Government records.

Agastheeswaram taluk consists of four revenue blocks, namely Kanniyakumari, Nagercoil, Suchindram, Rajakkamangalam while Thovalai taluk comprises of Azhagiapandipuram, Bhoothapandi and Thovalai. Kalkulam taluk comprises of Colachel, Thuckalay, Kuruthencode, Thiruvithancode, Kulasekaram and Thiruvattar revenue blocks while Vilavancode taluk comprises of Vilavancode, Edaicode, Painkulam, Anducode and Midalam revenue circles.

The revenue divisions of Kanyakumari are administrated by revenue divisional officers while taluks are supervised by tahsildars. 

Quick Facts:

  • Administrative Headquarters: Nagercoil
  • Revenue Divisions in Kanyakumari District: Nagercoil and Padmanabhapuram
  • Municipalities in Kanyakumari District: Nagercoil, Padmanabhapuram, Colachel and Kuzhithurai
  • Taluks in Kanyakumari District: Thovalai, Agastheeswaram, Kalkulam, and Vilavancode
  • Revenue Blocks in Kanyakumari District: Agastheeswaram, Rajakkamangalam, Thovalai, Kurunthancode, Thuckalay, Thiruvattar, Killiyur, Munchirai and Melpuram
  • Number of Village Panchayats in Kanyakumari District: 99
  • Number of Special Category Village Panchayats in Kanyakumari District:  56

Public Grievance Cell in Kanyakumari District

Grievance Day

The district collector of Kanyakumari receives petitions from the public on every Monday. The district collector along with the other supporting officers reviews the collected petitions on the same grievance day during the second half. The district administration ensures that no officeholder is permitted to keep back petitions pending for a period of more than thirty days. The received petitions are then circulated to the appropriate departments and most of the public grievances are addressed on the same day itself.

Mass Contact Programme

The mass contact programme is yet another responsible initiative that is directed by the district collector of Kanyakumari, the district revenue officer in every alternate calendar month. Petitions are collected from the public during the first phase of mass contact programme are circulated to the appropriate departments and replies or answers are usually given to the public  during the second phase of the programme.

Important Contact Information - Kanyakumari Administration

District Collector
Shri S.Nagarajan, IAS
Collectorate, Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Pincode - 629 001
Phone Number (Off): 04652-279555
Phone Number (Res): 04652-260666
Fax (Res): 04652-260999
Email: collrkkm @

District Revenue Officer
Shri A. Udayakumar
Collectorate,  Nagercoil - 629 001 
Phone Number (Off): (04652)-278725
Phone Number (Res): (04652)-260015
Email : dro.tnkkm @

District Forest Officer
Shri T. Ritto Cyriac, IFS
Kanniyakumari Division , Government Timber Depot
Vadasery , Nagercoil – 629 001
Phone Number (Off): 04652-276205
Phone Number (Res): 04652-275657
Email :

Superintendent of Police
Shri N.Manivannan
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
Pin - 629 001
Phone Number (Off): 04652-220167
Phone Number (Off): 04652-220047
Fax (Res): 04652-220047
Email: spkki.tnpol @

Municipal Commissioner, Nagercoil
Phone Number (Off): 04652-231516
Phone Number (Res): 04652-230229

Municpal Commisioner, Kuzhithurai
Phone Number (Off): 04651-270036
Phone Number (Res): 04651-270192

Municpal Commissioner, Colachel
Phone Number (Off): 04651-226299
Phone Number (Res): 04651-226372

Municpal Commissioner, Padmanabhapuram
Phone Number (Off): 04651-250728
Phone Number (Res): 04651-250710

District Archeological Officer
Phone Number (Off): 04652-223633

District Employment Officer
Phone number (Off): 04652-222191

District Sports Officer
Phone Number (Off): 04652-232060

Nagercoil Municipality
Municipal Office,
166, Balamore Road, Kanyakumari District, Pin  629001
Phone Number: 04652-231516/230984 

Colachel Municipality
Municipal Office
Main Road, Near Bus Stand, Colachel - 629251
Phone Number: 04651-226229

Padmanabhapuram Municipality
No. 15-60, Palace Road, Thuckalay
Kanyakumari District - 629175
Phone Number: 04651 - 250728/253119

Kuzhithurai Municipality
Marthandam Post, Pin 629165
Phone Number: 04651-270036

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