History and Growth of the Town
The Municipality was constituted in the year 1928 and was subsequently upgraded as selection Grade Municipality from 14.12.1988.
Now the municipality is upgraded as special grade municipality as per G.O.Ms.No.74 (MAWS) dated:28.05.2013.
It has a population of 86,422 (2001 census) and an extent of 13.75 Sq.Km., the town is divided into 36 wards.
The Municipal Council Comprising of 36 ward councilors is headed by Chairman, who is elected by the councilors. The councilors also elect a Vice-Chairman among them.
The executive wing is headed by a Commissioner and he is assisted by a team of officials like Health Officer, Municipal Engineer, Town Planning Officer, Manager, Revenue Inspector and Other officers.
Karaikudi has been dedared as “Heritage town” . The Sambi Oothu is a gift to the Municipality which gives plenty of water to this town. Karaikudi is also an educational town.
The Municipality provides the following major services
1) Water Supply
2) Waste Management\
5) Street lights
6) Public Conveniences
The Municipality also enforces and regulates the following activities
- Tax Administration
- Planning and Building permission
- Trade and Other Licences
4. Ariyakudi Area