The Chief Engineer (I&A) is in charge of the general administration of Irrigation department. The Departmental Vigilance wing functions under him. The Chief Engineer (I&A) is also in charge of the transfers and postings of non-gazetted staff working in the irrigation department. In addition to this, he is in charge of various works as noted below.
a. Minor Irrigation
b. Anti Sea Erosion
c. Inland Navigation
d. Flood Control
e. Salt Water Extrusion
f. Other schemes
For executing the above works, he is assisted by Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers, and Assistant Engineers with supporting staff in various offices through out the State. The matters related to Inter State Water sharing are also under his control.
In the Office, the Chief Engineer (Irrigation & Administration), Thiruvananthapuram is assisted by Deputy Chief Engineer (Administration), Deputy Chief Engineer (Irrigation), Senior Finance Officer, Administrative Officer, Legal Officer etc. with supporting staff.