Office of the Administrator General and Official Trustee of Kerala

The Administrator General is appointed by the State Government under section 3 of the Administrators General Act, 1963 (Central Act 45 of 1963). In exercise of the powers conferred by section 62 of the said Act, the Government of Kerala had framed the rules for Regulating the Proceedings of the Administrator General of Kerala, issued as Notification No.1039-A1/64/Law, dated 17th February, 1966 and published in Part I, page G.374 of the Kerala Gazette dated 21st June, 1966.

The Official Trustee is appointed by the State Government under section 4 of the Official Trustees Act, 1913 (Central Act No. 2 of 1913). In exercise of the powers conferred under section 30 of the said Act, the Government of Kerala had framed the Rules for Regulating the Proceedings of the Official Trustee of Kerala issued as Notification No.LD(A)1-3494/51/Law, dated 8th November, 1957, and published in Part I, section iv of the Kerala Gazette No.52 dated 24th December, 1957.

Government appoints one Advocate as the Administrator General and Official Trustee.  His work is to be supervised by the Advocate General. Administrator General and Official Trustee is a part of the Advocate General’s Office.

The administration of the Office of the Administrator General and the Official Trustee of Kerala State is undertaken by the Law Department through the Law (Inspection) Department.

The Office of the Administrator General and Official Trustee of Kerala is at Ernakulum.

Administrator General's Section

Administrator General Office consists of Section Officer, Senior Accountant, Assistant,  Clerk-cum-Typists  and other staff.    There are five Trusts administered by Official trustee.  The purpose of the Trusts is to grant Scholarship to the High School and College Students.

1.

M.J. Murphy

Rs.1,65,616.00

Scholarship

2.

Kunhunny Ezhuthachan Trust

Rs.2,000.00

Scholarship

3.

Aryanchira Education Trust

Rs.1,90,000.00

Scholarship

4.

Aryanchira Poor Students Trust

Rs.15,861.00

Scholarship

5.

Jesil and Gijil Trust

Rs.8,000.00

20-5-2003,Trust to keep the 
assets of minors

As regards the administration of estates under the jurisdiction of this officer, there is only one estate of K.H.M.L.H. Deen remaining under operation. The jurisdiction limit of the Administrator General has been increased from Rs.50,000 to 2,00,000 by the Administrators General (Amendment)Act No.34 of 1999. 

Administrator  General and Official Trustee,Kerala

Sri. A.V .James, Advocate
Aramangalath House , Koonammavu.P.O , Ernakulam
(Appointed vide G.O(MS) No. 108/2011/Law dt 11/7/2011)