Quilon district is divided both on geographical and functional basis
for purposes of general administration. Geographically it is divided
into Revenue Divisions, five Taluks and 104 Villages. Functionally
the District administration is carried on through the various
Departments of the State Government each of which has an
office of its own the district level.
The District Collector is the pivot district administration and the
District Officers of the various Departments in the District render
technical advice to him in the discharge of his duties.
The District Collector is a key functionary Of Government having
large powers and responsibilities. He has a duel role to play both
as the agent of the Government and also as the representatives of
the people in the District. He is responsible for the maintenance of
the law and order.