Organization Structure

The present Survey & Land Records Department was formed by integrating the Staff allotted from formerly Madras State, Cochin State and Travancore State, under a Director of Survey & Land Records from 1.11.1956. On 31.1.1977, the post of Director of Survey & Land Records was converted in to IAS Cadre and then Director was posted as Additional Director. The department consists of three wings namely the field wing consisting of surveyors and head surveyors mainly, the office wing consisting of draftsman and head drafts man and an administrative wing. The manpower ratio in the two wings is 2:1. The administrative staff is deployed from the revenue department and headed by a Deputy Collector, designated as Assistant Secretary. The Director is assisted by the Additional Director and Dy.Directors at the head quarters and two regional Joint Directors and 12 field wing deputy Directors at the Directorate. The resurvey operations are carried out by the Asst.Directors of every district. The Superintendents of Survey & Land Records at the District Establishment looks after land records maintenance (LPM) and the SSLRs at other offices looks after resurvey.

The strength of the technical staff

Sl No. Post Perm Temp Total
1 Addl.Director 1 0 1
2 Regional Joint Director 0 2 2
3 Deputy Directors (HQ) 0 3 3
4 Deputy Directors (District) 0 12 12
5 Asst Directors (Mapping) 4 0 4
6 Asst. Directors (District) 15 0 15
7 SSLR 14 51 65
8 Tech.Asst 0 19 19
9 Head Surveyor 12 193 205
10 Head Drafts man 6 96 102
11 First Grade Surveyor 171 667 838
12 First Grade Draftsman 55 337 393
13 Second Grade Surveyor 161 667 838
14 Second Grade Draftsman 55 337 392
Total 559 2329 2888

STRUCTURE OF SURVEY DIRECTORATE