Agricultural Engineering Department
The Agricultural Engineering Department is headed by a Chief Engineer with the head quarters at Chennai. The Chief Engineer is responsible for Direction, administration, all establishment matters, budget, planning, formulation and management of all schemes implemented by Agricultural Engineering Department. There is a separate Chief Engineer, River Valley Project, at head quarters having technical control on Centrally Sponsored River Valley Project, Hill Area Development Programme and Command Area Development Programme under the overall control of the Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department.
The state has been divided into 11 Regions for operational convenience and each region is headed by a Superintending Engineer. He is in charge of the administrative and technical control of the department activities within his region.
At the District level, one Executive Engineer is in charge of all the Agricultural Engineering activities of the respective district. The Executive Engineer is responsible for the implementation and management of the Agricultural Engineering activities in the district under the guidance of the respective regional Superintending Engineer. The Executive Engineer at District is assisted by Assistant Executive Engineers for the implementation of all the scheme activities. There is one Assistant Executive Engineer for every revenue division in the district, who is in charge for the implementation of Agricultural Engineering Department activities within the revenue division.
Special projects like River Valley Project, Hill Area Development Programme and Command Area Development Programme are headed by Executive Engineer specially provided as divisional officer for implementing the scheme in some districts and by regular Executive Engineer themselves in some districts. The Executive Engineers are responsible for implementation of respective schemes under the guidance of Regional Superintending Engineer. To assist the Executive Engineer and to execute the schemes, Assistant Executive Engineers with supporting staff are provided at sub-divisional level.
Agricultural Engineering Training Centre
There is a training centre at Trichy which imparts training to Engineers and field staff on various activities of the department. The training programmes also cover Computer application and administration. The training centre is headed by an Executive Engineer.
There are six Tractor Workshops in the State each one at Trichy, Tiruvarur, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Vellore for undertaking the Schedule maintenance, major overhauling and other repairs of the machinery available in the department. All these workshops are headed by an Assistant Executive Engineer.
There is a Central store at Chennai headed by an Executive Engineer. Spare parts requirements for machinery are assessed well in advance and the Central Store takes action for procurement and distribution.