Harbour Engineering Department continued to work as a Service Department for
Fisheries and Ports Department of the Government of Kerala. The Department
undertakes investigation, planning, design, preparation of project reports for
the construction of cargo harbours, fishery harbours, fish
landing centres, fish seed farms, hatcheries in addition to the routine
maintenance of the port and fisheries structures.
The present assignments include the construction work of Fishing Harbours at
Moplay Bay, Chombal, Puthiappa, Munambam, Kayamkulam, Thangassery, Neendakara,
In addition to the above the implementation of fisheries roads and water supply
schemes under the grant of 10th Finance Commission was also entrusted to the
department. The works in 10 districts were progressing at various stages.
The operation, management and maintenance of commissioned fishery harbours and
fish landing centres were also vested with this department. An amount of Rs.
115,89,040/- has been collected by way of revenue from the finishing harbour and
fish landing centres during 1999-2000. (The latest figures awaited)
This department was formed in the year 1982 to work as a service department to
Fisheries and Ports Department of the Government of Kerala. The department has
achieved expertise and experience in the execution of various civil engineering
works connected with ports and harbours. The activity of the department was
extended to the fields relating to the development of Prawn/Fish Farms,
Hatcheries, Nurseries etc. A good number of Engineers of the department are
having Post Graduates and Ph.D qualifications in specialised subjects such as
Ocean Engineering, Marine Structure, Ports and Harbours, Hydraulics,
Aqua-culture Engineering, Port Operation and Management etc. and the expertise
gained by them reflected in the performance of the department. The organisation
was set up to function under a Chief Engineer with a Design Wing at
Thiruvananthapuram and two regional level circle office (upto 7.2.95) having
headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. The third circle namely
Thangassery Project Circle was formed on 7.2.95. Superintending Engineers are
the Regional Officers, Executive Engineers are Divisional Officers, Assistant
Executive Engineers are Sub Divisional Officers and Assistant Engineers are
Section Officers. The Assistant Engineers are assisted by subordinate field
staff, viz., Overseers and Chainmen. Office of the Chief Engineer at
Kamaleswaram is the headquarters.
Design wing is headed by an Executive Engineer assisted by Assistant Executive
Engineers and this wing is responsible for the preparation of Project Reports
for development schemes, planning, monitoring including compilation,
preparation/review of progress reports etc.
The works section headed by the Assistant Executive Engineer (Works) is
responsible for scrutinising estimates, issue of administrative sanction and
technical sanction checking and finalisation of tenders, etc. connected with
various works under the department.
Electrical Branch is responsible for all electrical works undertaken by the
department for which an Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) is functioning
in the Chief Engineer's Office.
All financial matters were dealt with the Financial Branch headed by the Finance
The audit branch is functioning in the Chief Engineer's office headed by Finance
Officer in order to look after all inspection reports, audit paras, draft paras
and also to conduct internal audits in subordinate offices.
Regional Centres (Circles)
There are three circles, viz. South circle, Project Circle and North Circle-
each headed by a Superintending Engineer. The regional circles are at
Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kozhikode.
The Superintending Engineer, South Circle at Thiruvananthapuram is assisted by
technical Assistant in the cadre of Assistant Executive Engineer on the
technical side and a Senior Superintendent on the ministerial side. The
jurisdiction of this circle extended to the districts of Thiruvananthapuram,
Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad.
Under this circle, there were three divisions viz. Vizhinjam Kayamkulam and
Munambam each headed by an Executive Engineer. The Executive Engineers are
assisted by a Technical Assistant, Divisional Account and Senior Superintendent
There is one sub division under the Kayamkulam Division. The Sub Division was
attending the various works of Kayamkulam Fishery Harbour Project and the works
of Fisheries roads in parts of Kollam and Alappuzha districts.
Under the Munambam Division there were two sub division controlled by the
Assistant Executive Engineer for attending the various works of Munambam Fishery
Harbour and the works of fisheries roads of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts.
The other fisheries works and Fish Landing Centres were also attended by the
The Superintending Engineer, project Circle with headquarters at Asramam,
Kollam-2 was assisted in the office by Technical Assistant in the cadre of
Assistant Executive Engineer on the technical side and a Senior Superintendent
on the ministerial side. There were two divisions under this circle, namely
Thangassery Fishing Harbour Division, Kollam and Neendakara Fishing Harbour
Division, Sakthikulangara each headed by an Executive Engineer.
The Superintending Engineer with headquarters at Kozhikode was assisted by
Technical Assistant in the cadre of Assistant Executive Engineer on the
technical side and a Senior Superintendent on the ministerial side. Under this
Circle two divisions were functioning viz at Kozhikode, and Kannur each headed
by an Executive Engineer.
Under Kozhikode Division, there were 4 sub divisions two at Beypore and one at
Chombal and one at Puthiappa. Under Kannur Division, there are three sub
divisions Mopla Bay, Azhikkal Mattul.
||Harbour Engineering Dept. Kamaleswaram. TVPM
|Deputy Chief Engineer
||Harbour Engineering Dept.Kamaleswaram. TVPM
||Harbour Engineering Dept. South Circle, TVPM
||Harbour Engineering Dept.Project Circle, Kollam
||Harbour Engineering Dept.North Circle, Kozhikode
|Executive Engineer (Design)
||Harbour Engineering Dept.
||Fishery Harbour Project Division, Vizhinjam
||Fishery Harbour Division,Kollam
The department continued the investigation works for the preparation of project
Reports for the development of minor and intermediate Ports, Fishing Harbours
and Fish Landing Centres.
Sanction for the following developmental schemes were obtained during the year