Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation

Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation
திருநெல்வேலி மாநகராட்சி
Municipal Corporation of the City of Tirunelveli
Mrs. E.Puvaneswari,
P. Jeganathan
Corporation Commissioner
S. Siva Subramanian
District Collector
M Karunakaran, IAS
Seats 55

Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation is the civic body which administers the city of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, India. It consists of a legislative and an executive body. The legislative body is headed by the city mayor while the executive body is headed by a Chief Commissioner.


The Tirunelveli municipality was constituted on 1 November 1866 as per the Town Improvements Act of 1865.[1] It, initially, covered the area of Tirunelveli alone while the city limits included the neighbouring municipality of Palayamkottai as well.[1] Tirunelveli was upgraded to a municipal corporation in 1994 along with Tiruchirappalli and Salem.[2]


For administrative purpose the Tirunelveli corporation is divided into four zones - Tirunelveli Zone, Thatcha nallur Zone, Palayamkottai Zone, Melapalayam Zone, Pettai Zone.


  1. 1 2 Imperial Gazetteer of India. 23. Clarendon Press. 1908. pp. 379–380.
  2. Palanithurai, Ganapathy (2007). A handbook for panchayati raj administration (Tamil Nadu). Concept Publishing Company. p. 80. ISBN 81-8069-340-6, ISBN 978-81-8069-340-3.
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