The LSGD Principal Directorate is a recently set up office that aims to bring together five services that are currently under LSGD - Panchayat, Rural Development, Urban Affairs, Local Self Government Engineering and Urban-Rural Planning - in order to form a single, unified Local Self Government Department.
The primary objectives of the Principal Directorate are to prepare the ground for the unification of above services, to finalize the draft laws submitted by the Local Government Commission and present it to the government, to perfect the seniority list that should be included in the draft special law, to fix the ratio according to the current number of employees, to rectify the drawbacks of draft special law if there are any, to clarify the doubts of the employees and so on.
According to സ.ഉ (കൈ) നം.10/2018/തസ്വഭവ dated 27.01.2018, Sri A. Ajith Kumar IAS is appointed as Principal Director, Local Self Government Department. The Principal Directorate was inaugurated on 15.03.2018 by Honourable Minister of LSG Department Dr. K. T. Jaleel.
The Principal Directorate currently functions on the fifth floor of Swaraj Bhavan, Nanthancode.
Swaraj Bhavan, Nanthancode.Fifth floor