Administration in SivakasiThe commercial town of Sivakasi is recognized for fireworks and safety matches industries that are creditworthy for bringing out over 70% of India's total production of fire crackers and safety matches. Furthermore, the printing business enterprises in the town of Sivakasi produce over 30% of the total diaries or journals made in our country.
The assorted industrial base of Sivakasi extends employment opportunities to over 25,000 people and the approximated employee turnover of the offset printing, safety matches and fire cracker companies in Sivakasi is whopping INR 20 billion or US$330 million.
Local Administration in SivakasiSivakasi was constituted in the 15th century during the sovereignty of Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian (illustrious Pandya king). Initially, the urban agglomeration of Sivakasi was established as a third-grade Municipality during the year 1920. Later, it was promoted to a second grade municipality during the year 1978. Subsequently, based on the population and revenue generated by the town, Sivakasi was awarded with selection grade municipality status during the year 1998 and a special-grade status during the year 2013. The special-grade municipality of Sivakasi is the main office of administrative units, which supervises the town's administration. The Sivakasi municipality consists of an executive director and legislative system which are further split up into several other administrative departments and boards led by respective executives to broaden quality administration in this commercial town.
Sivakasi was then split up into 33 administrative units or wards, and an official municipal council was established. The municipal council of Sivakasi is chaired by people elected chairman, and the ward councillors select a vice chairman by a voting system. The administrator wing of Sivakasi municipal council is led by a commissioner, and he/she is aided by a set of functionaries who include director, town planning officer, municipal engineer, health executive and so on.
The special grade municipality of Sivakasi comprises of six exclusive administrative departments and they are:
- General administration and personnel department
- Revenue department
- Public health department
- Engineering department
- Accounts department
- Town planning department
General Administration and Personnel DepartmentThe general administration and personnel department of Sivakasi municipality is headed by a manager who is responsible for extensive general administration of the municipality. It is important to note that the entire administration issues related to the municipality are administered within this department.
Revenue DepartmentThe revenue department of Sivakasi municipality is headed by a revenue inspector who is assisted by eleven bill collectors whose primary job profile includes collection of taxations in the town. The revenue department is responsible for the total collection of tax revenue in Sivakasi town.
Accounts DepartmentThe accounts department of Sivakasi municipality is an integral part of general administration department but headed by an exclusive accountant. The accounts departments cover all fiscal issues, revenue and expending of assorted reporting leads. Moreover, the department actively involves in the planning of town budget, and the accruement based method of accounting.
Engineering DepartmentThe engineering department of Sivakasi municipality is headed by a municipal engineer who is assisted by assistant engineers, work inspector, fitters, electrical superintendent, electricians, mazdoors and other officials. The municipal engineer is responsible for the general maintenance of the town, roads, drainage and so on.
Town Planning DepartmentThe town planning department of Sivakasi municipality is headed by a town planning inspector who is responsible for all infrastructure-related subjects in the town which include certifying various architectural plans, checking and taking away of building violations in the town. The municipal engineer actively involves with municipal chairman and commissioner in the preparation of further developments related activities.
Public Health DepartmentThe public health department of Sivakasi municipality is headed by a sanitary officer who is assisted by women medical officer, sanitary inspectors, sanitary supervisors, junior assistants, community organizer and field assistant. The sanitary officer is responsible for segregation of garbage, prevention of food debasement, solid waste management, drainage maintenance, birth and death registration in the town and so on.
The municipality of Sivakasi has introduced and duly implemented a lot of states and central government schemes for the development of the town and for the welfare of its citizens. Some of the schemes introduced by the Sivakasi municipality include rain water harvesting, noon meal centre improvement, national slum development programme, poverty eradication programme, integrated sanitation programme, city corporate plan and a few other schemes.