Administration in Madurai

Madurai Government AuthoritiesMadurai is one of the second largest cities in Tamil Nadu that is endowed with rich cultural heritage and glorious traditions. The ancient city boasts of several historical monuments and religious places. Tourists from all over the world ensure to visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace located in the center of the city. The growth of the city largely depends upon the administration of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Popularly known as Thoonga Nagaram, the city is functioning as an important commercial center of South India. Earlier, the Madurai district was bifurcated into Theni and Madurai districts in the year of 1996 and the temple city retained as it headquarters.

Madurai Municipal Corporation

Established in 1971, Madurai Municipal Corporation is the sole authority to administer the entire Madurai city. It is important to know that Madurai is the second corporation in Tamil Nadu after the Chennai Corporation. Moreover, the city of Madurai is termed to be the administrative headquarters for the Madurai district. The Madurai Municipal Corporation has divided the Madurai district into thirteen talukas and revenue blocks.

Address of Madurai Municipal Corporation

Aringar Anna Maligai Outpost,
Thallakulam, Madurai,
Tamil Nadu, India-625002
Phone Number: 2530433, 9444234620
Email ID: [email protected]

Talukas of the Madurai district

Administration in MaduraiApart from this, the rural administration of the villages in Madurai is controlled by the panchayat villages (local government). The thirteen talukas of the Madurai district include Thiruparankundram, Melur, Madurai East, Madurai West, Kottampatti, Chellampatti, Kalligudi, Sedapatti, Usilampatti, Vadipatti, T. Kallupatti and much more. According to the census of 2001, it is estimated that the district holds only seven talukas and revenue blocks.

Madurai Local Planning Authority

The Government of Tamil Nadu instituted the industrialization policy for the faster growth of various development projects in the commercial, residential and other sectors of the economy. For this purpose, the Madurai Local Planning Authority has been established under section 10 of the Town and Country Planning Act. This planning authority is headed by a District Collector and the committee members are appointed as per the provisions of the Act. Further, the Madurai Local Planning Authority is operated by the Director of Town and Country Planning and the officers are nominated by the Government. Some of the important authorities of Town and Country Planning are explained below:

The Deputy Director of Town and Country Planning
Address: 4, Hakkim Amalkhan Road,
Chinna Chokkikulam,
Madurai – 625 002
Phone Number: 0452-2521589
Email ID: [email protected]

MPs and MLAs in Madurai

The city of Madurai is represented in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly with five elected members including Madurai East, Madurai West, Madurai Central, Madurai North and Madurai South constituencies. Some of the political parties that have created great success in the district include Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Communist Party of India (CPI), Janata Party, Tamil Maanila Congress and so on.

District Panchayat Chairman & Members


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