Administration in Salem
Salem Municipal Corporation has 60 wards and is divided into 4 Zonal divisions. Salem Municipal Corporation is the local governing body like other cities of Tamil Nadu and total administration of Salem City is the responsibility of the corporation.
About Administration in Salem
- General or personal administration
- Public Health
- City Planning
- Information Technology
All these departments are under the executive head of the corporation, the Municipal Commissioner. All 60 councilors of the municipal corporation representing each of the 60 wards of Salem are given legislative powers. An elected chairperson heads the legislative body of the corporation. He or she is assisted by a deputy chairperson. The limits of Salem Municipal Corporation has been extended from 1st April 1994 by including Kannanjurichi Town Panchayat, Jarikondalampatty Town Panchayat , Suramangalam Municipality and about 21 village panchayats.
District Collectorate in Salem
Thiru K.Maharabushanam is the present district Collector of Salem District. Thiru N. Prasanna Venkatesan is the District Revenue Office of the district and Thir Sandeep Nanduri is the Additional Collector(Project Director of District Rural Development Agency). For better administration, Salem has been divided into 4 revenue sub divisions-Salem including taluks Salem, Yercaud and Valappadi; Attur including Gangavalli and Attur taluks; Mettur including Mettur and Omalur taluks in it and Sankari sub division including Sankari and Idappadi Taluks in it.
Office - 0427 233 0030
Residence - 0427 240 0200
Fax: 0427 240 0700
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other contact numbers:
Office - 0427 241 3663
Residence - 0427 2400601
Project Officer DRDA
Office - 0427 245 1236
Residence - 0427 240 2447
Jurisdiction of Salem Municipal Corporation:
Salem has got three MLAs namely R. Mohan Raj from Salem North, M.K. Selvaraju from Salem West, and G.Venkatachalam from Salem South. S Semmalai is the MP from Salem. District Court in Salem is the highest judicial authority of Salem District and town.
Courts in Salem
Labour Court of Salem has jurisdiction of five districts including Erode, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Salem, and Dharmapuri. The other courts of Salem are Special court For E.C Act Cases, Mahila Court, Family Court, 2nd Additional District Court, 3rd Additional District Court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, District Munsif’s Court, all subordinate Judge’s Court, and All the Magistrate Courts.
Address of District Court Salem
Salem - 636008
District Rural Development Agency Salem
The DRDA got established in the year 1980 and the District Collector is the chairman of the DRDA. The governing body of the DRDA is responsible for administration of the agency including major policy decisions as well as planning and implementing of various schemes and monitoring of the same. once in a quarter, the meeting of DRDA governing body is conducted. DRDA aims at:
- Strengthen the rural infrastructure
- Help in developing economic setup in the villages so that poverty and backwardness is eradicated
- Improve the standard of living of the rural people by eradicating poverty
- Help in removing any kind of economic disparity
- Help in bringing up the rural people who are below poverty line
Jails in Salem
Central Jail in Salem was built in 1862. In the year 1934, the Jail Annex was constructed so that adolescent prisoners could be given shelter. The prison is stretched over an areas of 113 acres. The prison is circular in shape resembling the petals of lotus flowers. All the cells of this prison have faces pointing to a common central point.
The Director General of Prisons looks after the Prison Department of Tamil Nadu. He is an IPS Officer and has the same rank as the Director General of Police. He has one Deputy Inspector General of Prisons at the head quarters level and 4 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons for the range and one Chief Probation Superintendent for the Probation Branch. The prisons have strong safety and security measures for the prisoners and for the welfare of the prisoners, Prisoner’ Adalat is also held.
Address of Central Jail Salem
State Highway 188
Salem - 636008
Law and Order in Salem
- Social justice and human rights
- District crime
- Prohibition enforcement
- District crime records
- Special Branch