About TNULM

Tamil Nadu Urban Livelihoods Mission (TNULM) is a mission that intends to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by building strong community-based organizations and enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The Mission aims at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the Mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities. It rests on the foundation that the mobilization of urban poor households to form their own institutions is an important investment for an effective and sustainable poverty reduction program. TNULM is being implemented with a funding ratio of 60:40 by the Union Government and the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Community Formation
Community Formation
To form communities that will work for our society's poor, vulnerable, and disabled sections.
Skilling Potentials
Skilling Potentials
To identify potentials in the urban poor and guide them to enhance skills and capacities.
Promoting livelihood
Promoting livelihood
To identify profitable livelihood options/enterprises, mobilize funds and guide on marketing-related issues.
Support Urban-homeless
Support Urban-homeless
To address urban-homeless needs by providing shelter with essential services
Support Street vendors
Support Street vendors
To support the livelihood of the street vending community by facilitating access to spaces, credit, social security and skills.

Mission
Components

Mission targets poverty alleviation of the urban poor through various initiatives which are executed through the below components

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Implementation Agency

Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women (TNCDW), a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Tamil Nadu is the nodal agency for implementing the Mission in the state. TNCDW has been the nodal agency for the Mission since 2016, prior to which the Mission was under the Directorate of Municipal Administration, Department of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Mission receives guidance and support from both the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and the Department of Municipal Administration and Water Supply.

TNCDW directly administers components of Social Mobilization and Institutional Development, Capacity Building and Training, Employment through Skill Training and Placement and Self Employment Program.

Directorate of Municipal Administration administers Support to Street Vendors and Shelter for Urban Homeless components. The component for Innovative and Special Projects Component jointly handled by both agencies.

Organizational Structure of the Mission

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Meet Our Dedicated Team

Thiru. Shiv Das Meena, IAS
Thiru. Shiv Das Meena, IAS
Chief Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu
Thiru. Dr.D.Karthikeyan, IAS
Thiru. Dr.D.Karthikeyan, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department
Thiru. T.Udhayachandran, IAS
Thiru. T.Udhayachandran, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department
Thiru. Kumar jayant, IAS
Thiru. Kumar jayant, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department
Tmt. Laxmi priya, IAS
Tmt. Laxmi priya, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department
Thiru. Shunchonngam Jatak Chiru, IAS
Thiru. Shunchonngam Jatak Chiru, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department
Thiru. Dr.P.Senthilkumar,  IAS
Thiru. Dr.P.Senthilkumar, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department
Thiru. Dr. J. Radha krishnan,IAS
Thiru. Dr. J. Radha krishnan,IAS
Additional chief Secretary to Government/Commissioner Grater Chennai Corporation
Thiru. Gagadeep Singh BedI, IAS
Thiru. Gagadeep Singh BedI, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare, Department
Selvi. Apoorva,  IAS
Selvi. Apoorva, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department
Thiru. A.Karthik, IAS
Thiru. A.Karthik, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department
Thiru. E.Saravanavel Raj, IAS
Thiru. E.Saravanavel Raj, IAS
Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Housing Board
Tmt. Archana Patnaik, IAS
Tmt. Archana Patnaik, IAS
Secretary to Government, MS&ME Department
Thiru. Kiran Gurala, IAS
Thiru. Kiran Gurala, IAS
Director, Town Panchayat
Thiru. T.S.Rajasekar, IAS
Thiru. T.S.Rajasekar, IAS
Member Secretary, State Planning Commission
Tmt. J.Innocent Divya, IAS
Tmt. J.Innocent Divya, IAS
Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation
Thiru. S. Sivarasu, IAS
Thiru. S. Sivarasu, IAS
Director, Directorate of Municipal Administration
Tmt. S.Divyadharshini, IAS
Tmt. S.Divyadharshini, IAS
Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women
Thiru. Dr. P.Shankar, IAS
Thiru. Dr. P.Shankar, IAS
Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Board
Tmt. B.Priyanka, IAS
Tmt. B.Priyanka, IAS
State Mission Director, TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu/ Executive Director, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women
Thiru. Simranjeet Singh Kahlon, IAS
Thiru. Simranjeet Singh Kahlon, IAS
Joint Commissioner of Municipal Administration
Shri. M.Mohan
Shri. M.Mohan
The Convener, SLBC/IOB
Tmt. B.Priyanka, IAS
Tmt. B.Priyanka, IAS
State Mission Director, TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu/ Executive Director, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women
Thiru. V.Pitchai
Thiru. V.Pitchai
Joint Director, TNULM
Thiru. Narayanan
Thiru. Narayanan
Joint Director, TNULM
Thiru. Nittianandame
Thiru. Nittianandame
State Mission Manager (ESTP & Livelihoods), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. K.R.Subash Babunath Mangalam
Thiru. K.R.Subash Babunath Mangalam
State Mission Manager (SM&ID), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. Murthy Karnan
Thiru. Murthy Karnan
State Mission Manager (SEP), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. B.Maniraj
Thiru. B.Maniraj
State Mission Manager (M&E), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. S.Krishnan
Thiru. S.Krishnan
Consultant, SUH and SUSV
Thiru. Yadis
Thiru. Yadis
MIS, Monitoring & Evaluation
Selvi. Jayashree
Selvi. Jayashree
Young Professional, SM&ID
Selvi. Blessy
Selvi. Blessy
Young Professional, SEP
Tmt. Soundhariya
Tmt. Soundhariya
Assistant, ESTP
Tmt. Gomathi
Tmt. Gomathi
Assistant, Accounts
Thiru. Prabhakar
Thiru. Prabhakar
Assistant, Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam
Thiru. Pradeep
Thiru. Pradeep
Junior Assistant, Monitoring & Evaluation
Thiru. K.R.Subash Babunath Mangalam
Thiru. K.R.Subash Babunath Mangalam
State Mission Manager (SM&ID), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. Nittianandame
Thiru. Nittianandame
State Mission Manager (ESTP & Livelihoods), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. Murthy Karnan
Thiru. Murthy Karnan
State Mission Manager (SEP), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. B.Maniraj
Thiru. B.Maniraj
State Mission Manager (M&E), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Thiru. K.R. Subash Babunath Mangalam
Thiru. K.R. Subash Babunath Mangalam
State Mission Manager (SM&ID), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu

Subash is a subject matter professional in Social Mobilisation and Institution Development and the State Mission Manager, SM&ID, TNULM. Tamil Nadu has been one of the best performing states in the country in the DAY-NULM Mission in the SM&ID component, and he has been the pillar of support for driving the community cadres towards group formation and in graduating them towards higher goals of community activities.

He brings over 15 years of experience from the World bank funded Pudhu Vazhvu & Vazhndhu Kattuvom Project, which has focussed on poverty alleviation and grass root level empowerment in rural Tamil Nadu. He leads the Partnership and Convergence wing of the Mission in the SMMU, which deals with tie-ups with organizations.
He has been instrumental in setting up and supporting over 26,000 micro-enterprises under the State Balance Growth Fund. He also actively contributed to the research on the need analysis of the state's youth and conducted the first job mela by bringing companies from the capital to distant districts.
Thiru. Murthy Karnan​
Thiru. Murthy Karnan​
State Mission Manager (SEP), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Murthy Karnan, with over 18 years of experience, is a subject matter specialist in financial inclusion and micro-enterprise development at the bottom of the pyramid. He has played a vital role in sanctioning Bulk Loans to ALFs and nodal person in liaisoning with the State Level Bankers Committee.
His contributions include:
Thiru. S. Maniraj
Thiru. S. Maniraj
State Mission Manager (M&E), TNULM/ DAY-NULM, Tamil Nadu
Maniraj, with over 21 years of experience, is a subject matter professional in management information systems and monitoring & evaluation at the bottom of the pyramid. He has comprehensive experience as a District Project Manager working with the State Project Office across four districts of Tamil Nadu.
He has rich experience in collecting data from the field, analysing and providing information to the ministries. He has been instrumental in delivering analytical reports about the progress.
He has a Senior Trainer in Management Information Systems and a senior person who is looking after the urban management information system and coordinating with the Government to provide information.
He has been an asset to the Mission in systematically developing and handholding the Assistant Project Officers and MIS staff throughout the state to provide reliable data at any time. In addition, he has been an active contributor to promoting City Livelihoods Centres (CLCs). So far, with his efforts, 75 CLCs are being established and provide urban services across the state.