Administration in Kozhikode
Every department of every administration work in unison and, thus, ensure the smooth operation of their duties. Ever since 1498, when Vasco Da Gama first landed in India (in Kozhikode), the trade route has been open to major countries around the globe and, therefore, administrative offices like the excise department, the Kozhikode Development Authority, the Regional offices of Urban Affairs etc. are on their toes most of the time.
District Administration: Kozhikode is the administrative headquarters of Kozhikode district. The District Collector is the top administrative officer responsible for the district's overall administration. The district administration handles matters related to law and order, revenue, and various government programs and services.
State Government: Kozhikode is part of the state of Kerala, and various state government departments and offices operate within the city. These departments oversee matters such as education, health, public infrastructure, and more.
Police: The Kozhikode City Police are responsible for maintaining law and order within the city. The police department is headed by a Commissioner or Superintendent of Police.
Municipal Wards: Kozhikode is divided into several municipal wards, each represented by a councilor. These councilors are elected by the residents of their respective wards and play a crucial role in local governance.
Kerala Legislative Assembly: Kozhikode has multiple legislative assembly constituencies, each represented by a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Kerala State Legislative Assembly. These MLAs are elected to represent the interests of their constituencies at the state level.
Kozhikode District Collector’s OfficeA district collector is one who governs a district. Kerala’s state government appoints the District Collector. On the district level, the state government has many different departments. Since the District Collector is the head of the administration in the district, he/she gets technical advice to discharge his duties from the district officers of the many departments under the administration.
Kozhikode Municipal Corporation
The state governments, under the municipal legislation, delegate and vest a long list of functions to the Municipal Corporation of Kozhikode. These functions include, but are not limited to public safety, public health, their welfare, regulatory functions, public infrastructure works and development activities. There are 18 functions provided in an illustrative list in ‘The Twelfth Schedule of Constitution’ which the municipalities may be entrusted with.
The Municipal Corporation is divided into the Mahanagar Nigam, the Nagar Palika (Municipality) and the Nagar Panchayat (Notified Area Council).
Regional Office of Urban Affairs in Kozhikode
Kozhikode Development Authority
Kozhikode Development Authority Address: Vikas Bldg, Link Road, Link Kallai, Palayam, Kozhikode, Kerala 673002
Ph No.: 0495 2701991
Police in KozhikodeThe Kerala Police, like other state police forces in India, is headed by an officer of the rank of Director General of Police (DGP). The Kannur Range falls in the North Zone, under which the City Police falls. Basically, there are two sub-divisions of the Kozhikode City Police Unit (for Administration, law and order etc.).
Police Commissioner’s Office in KozhikodeThe senior officers including the Police Commissioner help maintain the law and order of the city of Kozhikode. Overall, there are 14 Police Stations in Kozhikode which are under these senior officers.
Police Commissioner of Kozhikode
Courts in Kozhikode
Subordinate Courts: Apart from the District Court, there are several subordinate courts in Kozhikode that fall under the jurisdiction of the District Judge. These include Munsiff Courts and Judicial First-Class Magistrate Courts, which handle lower-value civil and criminal cases.
High Court of Kerala: Kozhikode is part of the jurisdiction of the Kerala High Court, which is located in Ernakulam. The Kerala High Court hears appeals and cases of significant legal importance from the entire state of Kerala.
Family Court: Kozhikode also has a Family Court, which deals with matters related to family and matrimonial disputes, such as divorce, child custody, and maintenance.
Specialized Courts: In addition to the above courts, there may be specialized courts or tribunals in Kozhikode for specific matters. These may include labor courts, consumer forums, and other tribunals.