THE Collector, Karaikal District.
Collector is not only the representative of the
District Administration in the Karaikal region but also the Chief
Executive responsible for the smooth functioning of every branch of
administration in the District.
The GOVERNMENT HOUSE, being also the administrative head quarters
of the region, is guarded by the Police, round the clock and the National
Flag is flown from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. A conference hall is
also inside the House for the meeting purpose.
A guard of honor is presented to the Collector who takes the salute at the march past in the functions like Republic Day, and other ceremonial function.
To receive high officials and foreign dignitaries visiting the region on behalf of the Lieutenant-Governor and deal with the press directly.
As the Chief Executive of the region, he exercise control over all Government establishments in the region.
The District Collector has vested with the Financial powers to issue sanctions towards the works related to Plan and Non-Plan Schemes.
He is the head of department in respect of the Office of the Collector, Karaikal District and can exercise the financial power of the head of the department for other offices in Karaikal District.
The Collector exercise a wide range of powers under the various provisions of law. He is having the District Magistrate Power and maintaining the Law and order in the region. Coordinate the developmental activities of the various departments in the development of the region. Maintain peace and harmony among the people of various communities in Karaikal District. Monitoring the plan expenditure.
The Collector will act as District Election officer in the elections for six assembly constituencies in Karaikal District.
purpose of Revenue Administration, the Union Territory was declared with effect
from 9 April,1967 as Revenue District with the Secretary dealing with Revenue as
Collector. Karaikal region constituted a separate Revenue Division. A
Sub-Collector or Deputy Collector is in charge of this Division. This division
was divided in to Taluk with a Tahsildar. The Karaikal taluk is divided in to
six firkas and 37 revenue villages. Villages were regrouped into firkas on the
basis of the proposals of the Directorate of Survey. The Deputy/Sub Collector
(Revenue) is the nodal officer for the following offices ;
* Survey & Land Records
* Registration Departments
* Weights & Measures
Revenue Inspectors were placed in-charge of a firka each comprising of five to six villages. Each village has a Village Administrative Officer, and a Village Assistant.
The Sub-Collector or Deputy Collector is responsible empowered the following functions under various Acts and Rules:
He is the Sub-Divisional Magistrate under Indian Penal Code and as per the CRPC. Presenting officer in the Revenue Court matters; Authorized officer in the Land Acquisition matters; Estate officer in the Land and Mining control Act; Deputy Commissioner Excise in the Excise matters; and also functioning as Collector as per the provisions of the Indian Stamp Act.
Land Tax collection, Excise Collection, Fixing of Land Value and collection of Deficit Stamp Duty, Settlement of land disputes in certain cases, etc.,
The Tahsildar, Taluk Office empowered as Executive Magistrate under the IPC/CRPC, Assistant Electoral Registration Officer in the matter of Election. In census duties, performed as Charged Officer.
In Karaikal region, 29 Arrack shops, 31 Toddy shops have been authorized and issued license periodically. Whole sale / Retail Indian Made Foreign Liquor shops (with / without Bars) are authorized to sell liquor by this Revenue Administration.
Office of the Conservateur des Hypotheques originally under private management
was taken over by the Administration with effect from 13 September, 1967 along
with the staff and put under a Registrar.
Registration of documents etc. was done in the territory according the French Law till 08-01-1969. The Indian Registration Act, 1908 and the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 were extended to this territory on 9 January, 1969 and the newly framed Pondicherry Registration Rules were introduced on the same date. With the intorduction of the Indian Registration Act, the Notairs, and the Receveurs d'Enregistrement ceased to function and the record of all the Notaires were taken over by the District Registrar in Pondicherry region and by the concerned Sub-Registrars in the other regions of the Territory.
With the introduction of the Indian Registration Act, the Karaikal Region was divided into three Sub-Districts, viz. Karaikal, Niravi-T.R.Pattinam and Thirunallar and each Sub-Registry has been controlled by a Sub-Registrar. The Deputy Collector / Sub-Collector (Revenue) act as a Nodal Officer for the Registration Offices.
Only one Municipality and
Five COMMUNE PANCHAYATS viz. KARAIKAL (MUNICIPALITY) and Thirunallar,
Thirumalairajan Pattinam, Niravi, Nedungadu and Kottucherry are the Commune
Panchyats in Karaikal.
The Pondicherry Village and Commune Panchayat Act, 1973 and the Pondicherry Municipalities Act, 1973, govern the village and town administration, accordingly, the Council became the governing body of the MUNICIPALITY as well as the COMMUNE PANCHAYATS with powers to issue directions to the executive authority. The CHAIRMAN, as the presiding officer of the Municipal Council/Commune Panchayat represents the Council in the day-to-day administration of the Municipality/Commune Panchayat and is entitled to be kept continuously informed of the working of the executive authority. The Commissioner has to consult the Chairman in respect of all matters on which such consultation would be conducive to the smooth working of these bodies.
The Pondicherry Village and Commune Panchayats Act provided for the formation of VILLAGE PANCHAYATS in the Territory. The number of Village Panchayats stood as 37 in respect of Karaikal region. These Village Panchayats are to be represented in the concerned Commune Panchayat by a representative each.
However, the SPECIAL OFFICERS appointed by the Government to moniter the functions of the Commissioners of the Municipalty/Commune Panchayats.