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About Corporation of Chennai

Council Department

The Council Department is headed by a Council Secretary. This department functions as the Secretariat of the Council, the Mayor and the various standing committees. It aids the Mayor in the discharge of his duties as well as the Council and Standing Committees.

General Administration

This department is incharge of the Personnel and Administrative matters for the Corporation as a whole. All the appointments, promotions, training, retirements, settlement of post retirement benefits, staff discipline, etc. are taken care by this department headed by an Assistant Commissioner at the Head Quarters.

Financial Management Unit

It is headed by Financial Adviser. The Officer is deputed from the Finance Department of the Secretariat. Preparation of Corporation Budget, Receiving Loans & Grants from Govt. and overseeing and controlling the expenses of the Corporation are the responsibilities.

Land & Estate Department

Headed by a District Revenue Officer. Leasing out Corporation Lands, buildings, renting out Shopping Complexes are the responsibilities of this department.

Revenue Department

Revenue Officer is the head of the department. He is responsible for the collection of Property Tax, Profession Tax, Advertisement Tax, Collection of Parking Fees and other Taxes. At the Head Office, Change of Name of Ownership of Properties, revision petitions against fixation of tax review of progress in collection of taxes and scrutiny and approval of assessment proposals are being done.

Engineering Departments

Works Department

Town Planning: Headed by the City Engineer. Sanction of Plan and Building permits upto first floor for Industrial and residential building. Maintenance of Private Streets and Central Asphalt Plant & Central Yard are being dealt with by in this Department.

Mechanical Engineering Department

The Superintending Engineer (Mechanical) is the head of the Department. He is responsible for the purchase, maintenance of all vehicles of the Corporation of Chennai.

Attend to body building and repairing of lorries and purchase and maintenance of Schools & Office furniture's.

The Printing Press, General Stores, General Workshop of Corporation of Chennai are functioning under the control of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Electrical Department

Electrical Department is headed by a Superintending Engineer (Electrical). Installation and maintenance of all street lights and laying of cables, maintenance of Electric Crematoriums are looked after by the Department.

Solid Waste Management Department

Headed by a Superintending Engineer. Looks after removal of Solid Waste which is a major responsibility of the Corporation. Every day 3200 MT. of garbage is collected and removed from the City. Night conservancy is being carried out in all important roads and commercial areas of the City.

Buildings Department

Headed by a Superintending Engineer. Buildings Department carries out capital nature of works such as construction of school buildings, Public Conveniences, Community Halls, Shopping Complexes & Hospitals.

Storm Water Drain Department

Headed by a Superintending Engineer. Takes care of Construction, maintenance and desilting of Storm Water Drains.

Bridges Department

Bridges Department is headed by a Superintending Engineer. Construction and maintenance of Bridges, Causeways and sub-ways are the responsibilities of this Department.

Health Department

Headed by a Medical Officer. Looks after the administration of Dispensaries, Public Health, Sanitation, Prevention of Food adulteration, issue of Birth & Death Certificates and Sanitation Certificates.

Family Welfare Department

Headed by a Medical Officer. This Department looks after the administration of Maternity & Child Welfare Centers, Family Welfare and Immunization Programmes.

Education Department

The Education Officer is the head of the Department. Looks after the administration of the Schools from Elementary to Higher Secondary Schools, Community Colleges and Nutritious Meals Centers.

Parks & Play Fields

Maintenance of Parks & Play fields and Swimming Pools are under the control of the Director, Urban Forestry Wing. He is assisted by two Park Superintendents and One Stadia Officer.