Revenue and Disaster Management


    The Revenue Administration of the District which also handles the Disaster Management and mitigation subjects is headed by the District Revenue Officer. The office is located in the Collectorate Master Complex. This is divided into the following two Revenue divisions. headed by a Revenue Divisional Officer or a sub collector.

Revenue Division’s

  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Vedharanyam

    The Divisions manage taluk or a group of taluks as the next level of Revenue management unit. The Taluk is administered by the Tahsildar, assisted by Revenue Inspectors and Village Administrative Officers. The first division contains the following taluks


Where as the later one contains the following taluks.

  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Vedaranyam
  3. Thirukuvalai
  4. Kilvelur

Executive Magistracy

Executive Magistrates are appointed by the government as per section 20 CrPC. There are, in each Revenue Districts the following kinds of Executive Magistrates:

  1. One District Magistrate [DM]
  2. One or more Additional District Magistrates [ADM]
  3. One or more Sub-Divisional Magistrates [SDM]
  4. Executive Magistrates

The Collector is appointed as the DM. Similarly, the Sub-Collectors are appointed as the SDMs. Tahsildars and Deputy Tahsildars are appointed as Executive Magistrates.

List of licenses coming under purview of revenue department are :

  1. Arms & Gun License
  2. Cinema Theatres
  3. Petrol Bunks

   The Taluks contains ‘firkas’, a village or a group of villages as the revenue units managed by a Revenue Inspector [RI]. The last and least unit of the revenue administration is the ‘Village’ called as a ‘Revenue Village’. managed by a Village Administrative Officer [VAO].The Taluk is administered by Tehsildar, also called as Revenue Administrator.

Revenue Department seeks your co-operation to help you better.

  1. Application in time with all relevant supporting documents
  2. Meeting the official concerned directly for assistance
  3. Refraining from approaching touts or middlemen for help
  4. Not offering bribe or any other incentive to any government functionary.
  5. Reporting to the higher officers when bribes are demanded.

    You may meet the Tahsildar, Revenue Divisional Officer, District Revenue Officer or Collector generally on any day. All Mondays are however exclusively set apart to hear public grievances. “Monday” is known as “Public Grievances Day”. On that day, Public Grievances receive exclusive attention and overriding priority. Similarly, 2nd Wednesday in the month is earmarked for District Administration Authorities to go to interior villages and meet the public directly for on-the-spot addressing of their needs to the extent possible.

The Revenue Department functions with the following broad objectives-

  1. Providing efficient delivery of services of various Government schemes to the people of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Providing relief and implementing rehabilitation measures for those affected by Natural Calamities.
  3. Functioning as the custodian of Government lands and ensuring proper maintenance of land records for the State.
  4. Implementation of Land Reforms and providing land to the needy and eligible persons.

To carry out the above mentioned objectives the following offices are functioning under the Department.

  1. Commissionerate of Revenue Administration, Disaster Management and Mitigation.
  2. Commissionerate of Land Administration
  3. Commissionerate of Land Reforms
  4. Commissionerate of Survey and Settlement
  5. Directorate of Urban Land Ceiling and Land Tax.

The following is the list of Revenue Department officers, who assist the District Collector, in the General Administration of the District.

  1. District Revenue Officer
  2. Personal Assistant [General] to the Collector
  3. Personal Assistant [Accounts] to the Collector
  4. Sub Collector
  5. Revenue Divisional Officer
  6. District Supply Officer
  7. District Backward Classes Welfare Officer
  8. District Adi-Dravidar Welfare Officer
  9. Assistant Commissioner [Excise]
  10. Deputy Director [Mines]
  11. Tahsildar, Nagapattinam
  12. Tahsildar, Kilvelur
  13. Tahsildar, Thirukuvalai
  14. Tahsildar, Vedaranyam
  15. Taluk Supply Officers in each of the Four Taluks.
  16. Special Tahsildars [DRS] in each of the Taluks.
  17. Divisional Excise Officer


  1. Sanction of Old Age Pension
  2. Sanction of Pension to Destitute Physically Handicapped persons
  3. Sanction of Pension to the Destitute Widows
  4. Sanction of Pension to Destitute Agricultural Labourers
  5. Sanction of Pension to Destitute Deserted Wives
  6. Financial Assistance in cases of death of the Bread Winner of the family
  7. Financial Assistance in cases of accidental death to the family engaged in 44 chosen professions
  8. Assistance to Agricultural Labourers and Farmers under Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers – Farmers Social Security and Welfare Scheme 2006
  9. The scheme of distribution of 2 acres of wastelands to the families of landless poor agriculturists
  10. Distribution of Free Colour Television Sets
  11. Issue of Certificates [Prominent among them are]
    1. Community
    2. Income
    3. Nativity
    4. Destitute Widow
    5. Legal Heirship
    6. Intercaste marriage
    7. Solvency
    8. Deserted women
    9. Birth & Death in Village panchayats
  12. Patta transfer
  13. Creation of new sub-divisions
  14. Assignment of cultivable lands and house sites
  15. Tenancy Law implementation
  16. Fair Rent fixation
  17. Distribution of surplus agricultural land under Land Ceiling Act
  18. Issue of
    1. NOC  for Cinema Theatres
    2. Pawn Broker’s licence
    3. Licence under Arms Act
    4. Licence under Explosives Act

    Besides the above, Revenue Department registers you as a voter and renders necessary service for inclusion or deletion of names in the Voter’s list. It also supplies you copies of Electoral Rolls, in case you need, at a nominal price. It conducts Elections to Parliament and Legislative Assembly.

    In times of Natural Calamities like Drought, Flood, Tsunami, Cyclone, Fire, Revenue Department rushes to your rescue with the following Services :-

  1. Evacuation to safe places
  2. Providing Food and Shelter during the duration of the calamity
  3. Assisting with financial help in reconstruction of damaged dwellings

Subjects and Sections in the Collectorate
Section Subject Charge officer
A-Section Revenue Staff Establishment andDisciplinary Proceedings Personal Assistant[General]]
C-Section Cinema, LawandOrder, Arms Act andrules, Explosive Actandrules, Passport, Character Verification, Foreigners
D-Section Natural calamity, Election, Revenue Recovery Act, Conduct of Examinations, Census
R-Section Maintenance of Records, Fair copy
G-Section VAOs’andMenials Establishment, Tenancy Appeal, Staff meeting, Urban Land Tax
B-Section Land Acquisition Additional Personal Assistant [APA]
J-Section Lease, Land Assignment , Eviction of Encroachment
Y-Section Alienation, Trees, Forest, Revenue Buildings
M-Section Public Grievances, CM Relief Fund, Accident Relief Fund Special Deputy Collector[PGRC]
E-Section Pay bills, Motor Vehicles, Loans and Advances Personal Assistant [Accounts]
V-Section Sanction of House Building Advance, Audit, Reconciliation
H-Section Teachers Establishment, Maintenance of School Buildings, Most Backward Class hostel Special Deputy Collector [Kallar Reclamation]
I-Section Inspection of Offices Cell Officer
K-Section Local Administration, Establishment, Public Health Committee Meeting, Education Personal Assistant [Panchayat Development]
L-Section Adi-Dravida Welfare, Acquisition of House site, Maintenance of Schools and Hostels, Sanction of Scholarships to Adi-Dravida Students. District Adi-Dravida Welfare Officer
N-Section Irrigation, Wasteland Development Personal Assistant [Agriculture]
P-Section Public Distribution System, Essential Commodity Act District Supply Officer
S-Section Maintenance of Survey and Land Records, Town Survey Assistant Director [Survey]
W-Section Backward Class Welfare, Hostel Maintenance, Scholarship to Backwardand Most Backward Class Students District Backward Class Welfare Officer
X-Section Prohibition and Excise Assistant Commissioner [Excise]


Public Grievance Day

    The Collector is receiving Petitions from the Public on every Monday. All the District Officers/Second Level Officers are attending the Monday Grievance day, as per Government Orders.The petitions received are given to the concerned Department officers and most of the grievances are redressed on the day itself.The other petitions which are received for grant of benefits under various welfare schemes are sent to the Officers concerned with instructions to dispose them off within one month.Nearly three hundred to four hundred petitions are received, every Monday.The Collector is also reviewing the pendency of Grievance Day petitions at 1.00 pm on every Monday with all Departmental Officers who attend for Grievance Day.No officer is allowed to keep a petition pending for more than one month.

Mass Contact Programme

    The Mass Contact Programme is conducted by the Collector, the District Revenue Officer in every alterate month.The petitions collected from the public at Ist Phase are given to the concerned department officers in the village spot itself and replies to the petitions are given to the petitioner on the date of 2nd Phase Mass Contact Programme of that village. In addition th Mass Contact Programme isconducted by the Revenue Divisional Officer also every month in a Revenue Village.

    During the second phase of the Mass Contact Programme, the benefits to the beneficiaries are given free medical camp, free veterinary hospital service are also organised in the centres.Exhibition like small savings posters, Agricultural informations to farmers, chouts explaining the need and importance of Rainwater Harvesting and the display of Nutritious Vegetables, the products of SHG are also displaced.

Chief Minister Special Cell [Petitions]

    The petitions received from the Chief Minister’s Special Cell are registered in a special Register maintained in the Collectorate, and sent them in original to the concerned officers for early disposal.Periodical review on the progress of disposal is taken up by the Collector and District Revenue Officer, every week on Mondays.

5000 Person – First Responder’s

AAPDAMITRA – 300 Person 

Details of Lease Cases in Nagapattinam (PDF 87KB)

The Revenue Department functions with the following broad objectives:

1.Providing efficient delivery of services of various Government schemes to the people of Tamil Nadu
2.Providing relief and implementing rehabilitation measures for those affected by Natural Calamities
3.Functioning as the custodian of Government lands and ensuring proper maintenance of land records for the State
4.Implementation of Land Reforms and providing land to the needy and eligible persons

   The department serves the needs of farmers, students, unemployed, weaker sections, entrepreneurs and Industry by providing a range of services like issuing a wide range of certificates essential for accessing a host of services and benefits ranging from credit, scholarships, community registration, birth and death registration, legal-heirs, income status, mutations of land records, licences etc. In addition, Revenue and Disaster Management Department plays a vital role in the conduct of Elections under the superintendence of the Election Commission of India.

    Since its inception, Revenue and Disaster Management Department has often taken the lead during crises, be it man-made or natural disasters. Revenue and Disaster Management Department reaches out to all during disasters and plays a critical role in organizing rescue, relief, rehabilitation and resettlement to the needy. The department has since been renamed by the Government of Tamil Nadu as Revenue and Disaster Management Department acknowledging the centrality of the Department in the entire gamut of operations in disaster Management.

Toll Free – 1077

Tahsildar,Disaster Management

Phone – 04365-252500

Personal Assisitant (General) to Collector

Fax – 04365-252500

Mobile – 9445008143

Vulnerable Maps :
S.No. Taluk Name Maps
1 Nagapattinam (PDF 336 KB)
2 Kilvelur (PDF 304 KB)
3 Thirukuvalai (PDF 423 KB)
4 Vedharanyam (PDF 345 KB)