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Administration in Kottayam

Kottayam has been divided in five talukas. A taluka or tehsil is a block of the local self government. It has several towns, municipalities and panchayats under its jurisdiction and the administrative head of a taluka has fiscal and administrative powers over them all. He is called talukdar or tehsildar. Kottayam has the following 5 talukas.
  • Kottayam
  • Vaikom
  • Kanjirrappally
  • Changanssery
  • Meenachil
These talukas have been further divided into 11 developmental blocks and 73 panchayats.

Courts in Kottayam

Kottayam Development Blocks and Panchayats

The 11 blocks of the district are Erattupetta with 9 panchayats; Kaduthuruthy, Kanjirrappally, Madappally, Pallom, and Uzhavoor with 7; Lalam, Pampady and Vaikom with 6 and Vazhoor and Ettumanoor with 5 panchayats under each block.

Municipalities in Kottayam

The district has been divided into five municipalities. These are Kottayam, Viacom, Changanssery, Erattupetta and Pala. The Kanjirrappally talukka is the only division that is not a municipality.

Revenue Division in Kottayam

Kottayam has been divided into two revenue divisions - Kottayam and Pala. The divisions are governed by a Revenue Divisional Officer (R.D.O.)

Judicial Setup in Kottayam

The civil and criminal justice setup is as follows.

District and Sessions Court

It is presided over by Hon’ble District Judge. This court is the appellate authority for all judicial and Rent Control Petitions.

It's address is: The District Court, Collectorate P.O., Kottayam-686002

Additional District and sessions Courts

There are five such courts in Kottayam.
  • Additional District and Sessions Court-1
  • Additional District and Sessions Court-II /Addl M.A.C.T.-I
  • Additional District and Sessions Court-III /Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge (Vigilance)
  • Additional District and Sessions Court-IV /Addl-M.A.C.T.-II
  • Additional District and Sessions Court-V /Addl-M.A.C.T.-III
The address is as follows: Collectorate, Kottayam-686002

Family Courts in Kottayam

These courts are presided over by a Judicial Authority of the rank of a District Judge. The two family courts of Kottayam function at Ettumanoor and Pala.

Kottayam Motor Accident Claims Tribunal

These tribunals are vested with the powers of a district court regarding claims arising out of death and other injuries due to motor vehicles.

M.A.C.T. Pala
3rd floor, Meenachil Rubber marketing society

M.A.C.T. Kottayam
M.A.C.T. Collectorate

Sub Courts in Kottayam

There are three sub courts in Kottayam. The principal sub court and the additional sub court are at Kottayam and the sub court Pala is at Meenachil.

Munsif Courts

There are 8 Munsif courts in Kottayam. These also act a Rent control Courts.

  • Collectorate, Kottayam-686002
  • Ettumanoor-686631
  • Meenachil-686575
  • Changanssery-686101
  • Ponkunnam-686509
  • Aruvithura-686122
  • Vaikom-686141
  • Additional Munsif court Kottayam-686002

Judicial First Class Magistrate Courts in Kottayam

These courts try cases as per the first schedule of the criminal procedure code. There are in all 10 courts in this set up. These function from the judicial compounds at: Collectorate Kottayam as Court-I, Court-II and Court-III, Family Courts Meenachil, Ettumanoor, Changanacherry, Kanjirrappally-I and II, Erattupetta and Vaikom.

Police setup in Kottayam

The police administration is headed by a Superintendent of Police. He is assisted by Dy. S.P. (Admin), Dy.S.P. (DCRB), Dy.S.P. (Crime), Dy.S.P. (Narcotic Cell) and S.P CBCID.

The official address of the SP Kottayam is

Superintendent of Police
Police HQ, Kottayam-686002

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