India Statistics

Kerala Government Employees 507,085 (2010)

Ministry/Dept. Employees %
General Education183,06036%
Police Department50,75110%
Health Services Department40,2057.9%
Higher Secondary Education28,1055.5%
Collegiate Education20,7964.1%
Land Revenue15,2793.0%
Medical Education Department11,7572.3%
Judicial Services Department11,1752.2%
Water Resources Department9,4171.9%
Agriculture Department9,2851.8%
Public Works Department9,2831.8%
Technical Education8,6421.7%
Animal Husbandary Department7,0051.4%
Forest Department6,5841.3%
Vocational Higher Secondary6,4131.3%
Rural Development Department5,1631.0%
Government Secretariat4,780
State Excise4,760
Panchayat Department4,632
Commercial Taxes.4,618
Indian Systems of Medicine Department4,015
Fire and Rescue Services Department3,710
Co-Operation Department3,668
Survey and Land Records3,529
Treasuries Department3,435
Insurance Medical Services Department3,157
Registration Department2,855
Industrial Training Department2,678
Homeopathy Department2,662
Printing Department2,566
Civil Supplies Department1,723
Motor Vehicles Department1,721
Jails Department1,684
Scheduled Caste Development Department1,555
Public Service Commission1,521
Industries and Commerce Department1,223
Fisheries Department1,186
State Water Transport Department1,118
National Employment Service1,113
Legislature Secretariat1,111
Vigilance Department1,106
National Cadet Corps1,041
Directorate of Ayurveda Medical Education1,010
Tourism Department1,005
Dairy Development Department1,000
Scheduled Tribes Development Department964
Local Fund Audit Department906
Labour Department896
Social Welfare Department886
Economics and Statistics Department876
Land Board793
Housing Department619
Port Department542
Town & Country Planning529
Election Department504
Harbour Engineering Department503
Legal Metrology Department497
Lotteries Department438
Electrical Inspectorate427
State Planning Board416
Coir Development Department335
Museums and Zoos Department321
State Insurance Department310
Directorate of Health Services286
Factories and Boilers Department270
Handlooms and Textiles Department270
Public Relations Department258
Mining and Geology Department256
Stationery Department251
Archaeology Department216
Urban Affairs188
Sainik Welfare Department166
Governor's Secretariat154
National Savings Department135
Archives Department110
the Kerala Lok Ayukta85
State Central Library81
Kerala State Legal Services Authority64
Industrial Tribunal59
Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge55
State Information Commission Kerala49
Commissisionerate of Entrance Examinations43
Labour Court40
Kerala State Land Use Board38
Sports and Youth Services Department31
Official Language (Legislative) Commission30
Irrigation Department28
Vigilance Tribunal28
Cultural Directorate14
University Appellate Tribunal12
Water Appellate Authority4

Source: Kerala Budget 2009-2010


In a state of 32 million, Nearly 50% (252,360) of government employees in Kerala work for departments related to education.
In comparison only 1,654 people work for the Government of India in the Ministries & Departments tied to education.