The Town Panchayats in Tamil Nadu which were functioning under Rural Development Department were separated and formed as a separate Department wide G.O. Ms. No. 828 R.D. & L.A. Dept, Dt. 07.05.1981, by amending the Tamil Nadu Municipalities Act 1920 in Act 25. The Town Panchayats are following District Municipalities Act 1920 The District Town Panchayat Officer-cum- P.A. to Collector Town Panchayats post was redesignated as Assistant Director of Town Panchayats. The posts of the Assistant Director of Town Panchayats were organized as zonal setup instead of District set up. The Cuddalore Zone has been formed comprising Cuddalore and Villupuram Districts and the Headquarters is at Cuddalore. The Cuddalore Zone consists of 31 Town Panchayats, (Cuddalore District – 16 & Villupuram District – 15) which are under the administrative control of The Director of Town Panchayats as state level. This zone comprise of Town Panchayats as mentioned below:
|Sl. No.||Detail of Town Panchayats||No. of Panchayats|
|1.||Special Grade Town Panchayats||2|
|2.||Selection Grade Town Panchayats||2|
|3.||First Grade Town Panchayats||3|
|4.||Second Grade Town Panchayat||1|
|Sl. No.||Town Panchayats Grade||Name of Town Panchayats|
|1.||Special Grade Town Panchayats||Gingee|
|2.||Special Grade Town Panchayats||Kottakuppam|
|3.||Selection Grade Town Panchayats||Vikkiravandi|
|4.||Selection Grade Town Panchayats||Valavanur|
|5.||First Grade Town Panchayats||Marakkanam|
|6.||First Grade Town Panchayats||Tiruvennainallur|
|7.||First Grade Town Panchayats||Araakandanallur|
|8.||Second Grade Town Panchayats||Ananthapuram|
|S.No||Name of the Town Panchayats||Contact Officer||Phone Numbers||E-mail Address|
|1.||VALAVANUR||Executive Officer||04146 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2.||VIKKIRAVANDI||Executive Officer||04146 – email@example.com|
|3.||GINGEE||Executive Officer||04145 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|4.||KOTTAKUPPAM||Executive Officer||0413 – email@example.com|
|5.||MARAKKANAM||Executive Officer||04147 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6.||TIRUVENNAINALLUR||Executive Officer||04153 – email@example.com|
|7.||ARAKANDANALLUR||Executive Officer||04153 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|8.||ANANTHAPURAM||Executive Officer||04145 – email@example.com|
Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) IHHL
Gingee and Anandhapuram Town Panchayats in Villupuram District has been declared as open defecation free by Government of India and the balance 13 Town Panchayats are yet to be declared as open defecation free by Government of India.
In Swachh Bharath Mission during the years 2015-16 and 2016-17, 3581 Individual House Hold Toilet has been constructed at an estimate cost Rs. 286.48 Lakhs and all the 3581 toilets is been used by the public.
114 No. of Community Toilets has been constructed in various schemes at an estimate cost Rs. 74.10 lakhs and all the 114 toilet is been used by the public.
In the fiscal year 2017-18, 681 Individual House Hold toilet has been taken up and all the toilets has been constructed and brought in to use by the beneficiaries
This scheme is been successfully implemented in all the Town Panchayats of Villupuram District, maximum of the public in the Town Panchayat are having their own toilet and only some of the public doesn’t have their own toilet they use community toilet and public toilet now the Town Panchayat are open defecation free and they are yet to be declared as open defecation free by Government of India.
Housing for All (Pradhama Mandri Awas Yojana Scheme) (PMAY)
In 15 Town Panchayats 504 beneficiaries has been selected for construction of houses at an estimate cost of Rs. 1058.40 Lakhs (1 house Rs.2.10 lakhs grant) under Housing for All scheme in the year 2015-16. So far 160 Houses has been constructed by the beneficiaries. Balance 344 houses construction work under progress.
In 15 Town Panchayats 6013 beneficiaries has been selected for construction of houses at an estimate cost of Rs.12627.30 Lakhs (1 house Rs.2.10 lakhs Grant) under Housing for All scheme in the year 2016-17. The houses are being constructed by beneficiaries.
1 Town Panchayat (Manalurpettai Town Panchayat) taken for construction of 103 Houses at an estimate cost of Rs.216.30 Lakhs (1 house Rs.2.10 lakhs Grant) under Housing for All scheme in the year 2017-18. . The houses are being constructed by beneficiaries.
Solid Waste Management
The solid waste management scheme is implemented in all the 15 Town Panchayats of Villupuram District. The scheme is implemented in Town Panchayats through the sanitary workers of Town Panchayats and women self help group members. The concept of the scheme is to keep the town neat, clean and free from pollution. Awareness created to the public to segregate the waste into Bio-degradable and Non-Bio degradable. After collecting the wastes from the houses, the same is processed in the Resource Recovery Park. The wastes are further converted into manure in cubicles. The compost is sold to the farmers at the lowest cost.
Appeal to People
Co-operate with Town Panchayats to make Clean and Green city. Avoid littering in public places, segregate garbage and hand over the same to Town Panchayat’s sanitary workers. Follow innovative methods to reduce garbage. Form Kitchen Garden and promote roof top garden to make eco-friendly atmosphere free from pollution.
For further details contact
Asst. Director of Town Panchayats,
Old District Board Building complex,
Cuddalore – 607 001.
Telephone No – 04142 – 294542
Fax – 04142 – 294542
Email – adtp-tncud@nic[dot]in