TAMIL NADU

G.O. issued on fixing geographical limits of Vellore Corporation

Special Correspondent

Six municipalities, 8 town panchayats, 61 village panchayats to be added

VELLORE: Six municipalities (including three third-grade municipalities), eight town panchayats and 61 village panchayats will be annexed to the Vellore Corporation. This is as per the Tamil Nadu Government Order No.52 dated March 17, 2010 of the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, fixing geographical limits of the Vellore Corporation.

The G.O. was placed at an ordinary meeting of the Corporation Council held under the presidentship of P. Karthikeyan, Mayor of Vellore, here on Wednesday.

The State government had issued the order based on the recommendation of the Director of Municipal Administration made in his letter dated January 3, 2010, and the report sent by Durai Chandrasekharan, Additional Director of Municipal Administration and Special Officer of the Vellore Corporation.

The letter of the DMA and the report of the Special Officer were based on a resolution adopted by the Vellore Corporation at a meeting on July 22, 2008, proposing the inclusion of local bodies in the vicinity of the Vellore Corporation to create an extended Corporation.

Following are the local bodies to be annexed to the Vellore Corporation as per the G.O.:

Municipalities - Arcot, Walajapet and Ranipet; third grade municipalities - Sathuvachari, Tharapadavedu and Melvisharam; town panchayats - Shenbakkam, Thorappadi, Allapuram, Pennathur, Kazhinjur, Gandhinagar, Katpadi and Tiruvalam; village panchayats - Palavansathu, Idayansathu, Adukkamparai, Thuthipattu, Viruppakshipuram, Ariyoor, Chitheri, Kuppam, Sirukanji, Sadupperi, Sembedu, Abdullapuram, Konavattam, Anpoondi, Melmonavur, Keezhmonavur, Karugambathur, Virudhambattu, Thandala Krishnapuram, Senur, Jaffrapet, Vanjur, Karasamangalam, Vandranthangal, Kangeyanallur, Mettukulam, Alamelumangapuram, Venkatapuram, Perumugai, Arapakkam, Eranthangal, Serkadu, Puthur, Arumbarudhi, Karnambut, Kandippedu, Sekkanur, Karigiri, Brammapuram, Lalapet, Seekkarajapuram, Narasingapuram, Kudayanallur, Kuppathamottur, Sembarayanallur, Arimuthumottur, Ammundi, Vannivedu, Ammanathangal, V.C. Mottur, Manthangal, Chettithangal, Vanapadi, Mukundarayapuram, Veppur, Navlock, Maniyambattu, Thengal, Nandhiyalam, Keezhminnal and Poottuthacku.

The government has also decided that the extended Vellore Corporation could be created by including the above local bodies after the expiry of the five-year term of representatives of the local bodies concerned in 2011. Connected works such as formation of new wards, division of zones, and reservation of wards for women, Adi Dravidars and tribals would be taken up during the current year and finalised after obtaining an order from the government.