Urban Affairs Directorate
The department is not expected to undertake any public works or any other direct Service to the general Public. It renders necessary advice and guidance to the urban local bodies in the State to carry out civic administration without lapse and lacuna. It renders also guidance to the municipalities and municipal corporation in the augmenting their financial resources so as to enable them to provide better civic amenities in the municipal towns and cities. The various loans and grants under plan and non plan schemes sanctioned to the local bodies and drawn and disbursed to them by the department and utilisation of the fund is watched by the department.
The Director of Urban Affairs is the authority competent to permit all the urban local bodies to raise loan from the Kerala Urban Development Finance Corporation. He is the appointing and disciplinary authority in respect of all categories of employees covered by the municipal common service except statutory appointments done by Government.
Director of Urban Affairs is the head of the Department with his headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram. The Director is assisted in the discharge of his duties by the Joint Director (General), Joint Director (Health), Law Officer, Finance Officer Administrative Assistant Provident Fund Officer Pension Administration and establishment matters of the department as well as the Kerala Municipal Common Service. He has got charge of overall supervision of the Directorate. He is also functioning as the Vigilance Officer of the Department.
Director of Urban Affairs,
Public Office Building,