Organisational Setup

             The organisation is divided in to various departments and sections for administrative convenience.

Administration Department

              The Administration Department function as the Coordinating agency between various departments for expeditious disposal of the business and it exercises general supervision and control and enforces discipline.

This department is functioning under the control of an Administrative Officer. The entire matters are to be placed before the Executive Committee and General Council of GCDA routed through this department. Establishment & General Section, Office Section, Tapal Section, Record Section, Library etc. have been working under this department.

A Legal Section is also functioning under the Administration Department and it deals with all cases arising from the matters dealt with GCDA except Land Acquisition cases.

Estate Department

The Estate Wing is responsible for the proper management of all its properties viz., land and buildings. The main functions of this wing are allotment/disposal of land, houses, shops and office spaces, allotment of various grounds/stadium, taking possession of acquired land etc. Assignment of puramboke land, execution of mutual exchange deed/negotiated purchase, rehabilitation of Kudikidappukar and small holders, mutation and land acquired by the Authority etc. under various schemes are also the main functions of this wing. This wing is also responsible for attending LARs/LAAs cases filed against acquisition of land under various schemes.

Planning Department

The Planning Department is under the control of Senior Town Planner and the general administration of this Department is under the supervision of one Section Officer. The Planning Department of GCDA has been actively involved in the scrutiny of building plans, preparation of project reports, investigation of new schemes and projects, architectural designing of building including the MP, MLA fund works, landscape designing of parks and grounds, giving technical guidance to local bodies, carrying out scientific study on relevant themes applicable to Greater Cochin area, and other works entrusted to GCDA by Government from time are being dealt in this department. Efforts are also made for introducing new concept like Transferable Development right (TDR)/Accommodation Reservation /Land pooling etc. In the town planning projects by this department.

The planning Department of GCDA is also involved in the scrutiny of building plans (presently Marine drive and building applications before road committee) and this department issues No Objection Certificate for land transactions/developmental activities. Land survey, lay out preparation etc are also being done in this department.

Engineering Department

The Engineering Department is functioning under the control and guidance of superintending Engineer and the general administration of this Department is under the supervision of one Section Officer. One drawing branch is functioning under one Head Draftsman and a material testing lab is woking under an Assistant Engineer. Various scheme proposals of GCDA formulated by planning Department are implemented by this Engineering Department.

Finance & Accounts Department

The finance and accounts Department is instrumental in raising the required funds for the Authority from Government and other financial institution like banks, HUDCO, KURDFC etc. This department manages the financial resources of the Authority for the effective implementation of the various scheme proposals and infrastructural development projects envisaged in the annual budget of the authority. Rent from various commercial spaces/land, monthly installment of housing loans and enhanced land compensation, monthly installment of various housing schemes, income from sale of plots under various schemes, centage charges, and interest from deposits etc.are the main source of income for the Authority. Finance section is under supervision of an Accounts Officer.


in order to cope with the growing responsibility in the collection of rent of the shops and the other commercial spaces, installment of housing schemes, collection of installment of housing loans etc. two other sections viz. Revenue and Loan were organized under the immediate supervision of the 3 section officers. For speedy disposal of the files relating to various housing scheme a separate cell viz. Revenue closing cell has also been created under the direct supervision of two section officers. The said two sections and the Revenue closing cell are coming under the Finance and Accounts Department and this department is under the charge of Accounts Officer.