Monday, May 23, 2011

Generic Email addresses for administration officers

A reader asked me on a way to contact the province governors and the mayors in order to get interviews for a thesis. Though I have my doubt there will be much response to his attempt, I could help him by remembering that on I had seen the email address of the district officers in a standardized way. For example the personnel page for Mueang Surat Thani lists the district officer with the address, and for those who know the geocodes for the districts used by the Ministry of Interior and the national standard TIS1099 will quickly recognize the 8401 as the code for the district.

From this, Google quickly let me find the full list of this kind of email addresses for Surat Thani province, which includes some personnel at the district level as well as some at the province level. The table below shows all the positions with their generic email address, one only has to exchange the XX with the code for the entity where that person works.
  • Province level
    • Province Governor (ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด)
    • Secretary of Province Governor (เลขาผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด)
    • Deputy Province Governor (ปลัดจังหวัด)
    • Chief of Provincial Administration Group (จ่าจังหวัด)
    • Chief of Security Affairs Group (ป้องกันจังหวัด)
    • Chief of the Local Government Branch (ผู้ตรวจการส่วนท้องถิ่นจังหวัด)
    • Chief of the Finance and Accounting Branch (เสมียนตราจังหวัด)
  • District level
    • District head officer (นายอำเภอ)
    • Head of Registration (หัวหน้าฝ่ายทะเบียนและบัตรอำเภอ)
  • Municipalities
    • Municipal clerk (ปลัดเทศบาล)
    • Head of Registration (หัวหน้าฝ่ายทะเบียนและบัตรเทศบาล)
Interesting to note are the two municipality entries. These only cover the positions directly under the Department of Provincial Administration, whereas the mayor and most of the other personnel inside the municipal administration are independent. I really should research a bit the administrative structure within a municipal administration, but the fact that every municipality has two officers directly sent by the central government shows about how serious the government is with the decentralization.

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