Kerala lottery tickets by post
01.09.1967 to 24.04.1968
S. Appadura Iyer
25.04.1968 to 31.05.1968
K. Ananthan Pillai
01.06.1968 to 24.01.1969
25.01.1969 to 25.11.1969
V. Velayudhan Nair
26.11.1969 to 12.11.1970
K. M. Abraham
13.11.1970 to 20.12.1970
21.12.1970 to 20.11.1973
K.S. Krishna Pillai
01.04.1980 to 30.06.1980
01.07.1980 to 31.05.1981
K. Madhavan Pillai
01.06.1981 to 31.05.1986
01.06.1986 to 31.01.1990
01.02.1990 to 31.08.1993
G. Krishnan Nair
01.09.1993 to 30.04.1995
K. N. Gopinathan Achari
01.05.1995 to 30.04.1996
A. Sasidharan Nair
01.05.1996 to 31.01.2001
P. K. Vijayan, Joint Director (in charge)
V. A. Saralamma, Joint Director (in charge)
29.03.2003 to 12.10.2003
K. Sureshkumar IAS
13.10.2003 to 29.09.2004
E. Ayyappan IAS
30.09.2004 to 28.04.2005
A Shajahan IAS
29.04.2005 to 31.07.2006
T.T. Antony IAS
31.07.2006 to 11.09.2007
Aswini Kumar Rai IAS (in charge)
22.09.2007 to 11.04.2008
M. Sathyaraj, Joint Director (in charge)
12.04.2008 to 22.06.2008
V. Gopinathan IFS
23.06.2008 to 05.08.2009
B. Sreedevi Additional Secretary (in charge)
05.08.2009 to 31.03.2010
G. Teresa, Additional Director (in charge)
01.04.2010 to 21.7.2010
Biju Prabhakar I.A.S (Additional Charge)
21.7.2010 to 18.04.2013
M. Nandakumar I.A.S
01.07.2013 to 18.08.2014
Ms. Bhandari Swagat Ranveerchand IAS
19.08.2014 to 02.10.2014
Sri E.J Jayaraj IPS
03.10.2014 to 17.06.2015 FN
Smt Mini Antony IAS
17.06.2015 FN to 22.12.2015 FN
Sri Himanshu Kumar Rai IAS
22.12.2015 FN to 01.04.2016 FN
Dr. S Karthikeyan IAS
01.04.2016 FN to 25.08.2016 AN
Sri S Venkatesapathy
25.08.2016 AN to 20.11.2017 AN
Sri S Shanavas IAS
24.11.2017 FN to 23.08.2018
M. Anjana IAS
The Department of Lotteries has a wide distribution network consisting of more than 35,000 agents and above 100,000 retailers. The guidelines for starting an agency or becoming an agent are very simple and that too without any substantial investment. This has helped many an unskilled personnel find daily income for their family. Any Indian who is above the age of 18 can become a Kerala State Lotteries Agent. A person who applies in the prescribed form along with the necessary fees (Rs.200/-) and two passport size photos at the Directorate and District Lottery Offices can become an agent. This initial registration is valid for a calender year. Afterwards the agent can renew his/her agency, just for a fee of Rs. 50 per year. Casual agency is issued from District Lottery Offices on remitting a fee of Rs.50/-for a particular lottery. At present, agencies are issued only from District Lottery Offices.( Agency form – Download)
Agencies are allotted from the Directorate and from other District Offices. It is easy to identify the office to which an agent or an agency belongs. The directorate and each District Office are given a specific code. This code is given in front of agency number.
As per GO (P) No. 14/2011/TD dated 28.1.2011, the Director has the power to suspend or cancel an agency if it is found that the agent or seller is acting in contravention of any of the provisions of the Act or the Rules or is indulging in any act or omission in any form which is detrimental to the public interest. The aggrieved person may within 30 days from the date of such decision prefer an appeal to the Secretary, Taxes Department. Further, no agent shall conduct the sale of tickets through internet or by any other means without prior written permission of the Director and only sale of physical tickets is permitted. More over tickets shall be delivered to the sub agent, agent or general public immediately on reciept of the cost of tickets.
** As sated above, at present agency of any kind is issued only from District Lottery Offices. Tickets can be purchased by registered agents by remitting cash, by DD, by exchange of prize winning tickets or by credit on presenting adequate bank guarantee.
LOTTERY AGENTS WELFARE FUND SCHEME
The Lottery Agents Welfare Fund Scheme was started in the year 1991. Every agent who has a valid agency can enroll himself as a member before the District Lottery Officer after remitting adequate fee as monthly subscription. The Lottery Agents Welfare Fund Scheme is reorganised by name Kerala State Lottery Agents and Sellers Welfare Fund and besides the 14 District Offices attached to the concerned District Lottery Offices, a separate office as head quarters is functioning at Thiruvananthapuram. The details of schemes/ benefits extended to the members and necessary details regarding the functioning of the Fund is available at the Official Website of the Fund.
The prize-winner of a lottery shall surrender the prize-winning ticket within 30 days of the draw with all necessary documents. Prizes up to Rs. 1Lakh may be claimed from the District Lottery Offices concerned. Prize winning tickets above Rs.1 Lakh shall be surrendered before the Director of State Lotteries after affixing the signature, name and address of the prize winner on the back side of the tickets with the following documents.**
A claim application along with a Photostat copy of both sides of the ticket, self attested.
Two Passport size photographs of the prize-winner duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/Notary.
A receipt for the prize money in the prescribed form affixing a revenue stamp worth Rs.1/- with full address of the prize-winner(download).
If the prize winner is a minor, Guardianship certificate from a competent authority.
In case of joint claims, one of the prize-winners should be authorized to receive the prize money and a ‘Joint Declaration’ in stamp paper worth Rs. 50/- should be executed.
Self attested copy of the PAN Card.
Attested document to prove identity ( Attested copy of Ration Card, Driving License, Passport, Election ID Card etc)
Prize amount can also be claimed through Nationalised, Scheduled or State/ District Co-Operative banks. The prize winning ticket should be surrendered to the bank with all the above documents, if necessary. The bank should submit the claim to the Director of State Lotteries with the following certificates:
The letter of Authorisation from the prize-winner (download)
The certificate from the receiving bank (download)
The certificate from the collecting bank (download)
For prize moneys more than Rs. 10,000, income tax at prevailing rate will be deducted and credited into the central government account. As of now, an Income tax of 30% will be deducted for all the prize winning claims exceeding Rs. 10,000/- For the agents prize claims an amount equivalent to 10% of the claim will be deducted as income tax. Presently no surcharge or educational cess is deducted as per the Income Tax rules.
** Prize winning tickets above Rs.1 Lakh and upto Rs.20 Lakhs shall be passed for payment by the Deputy Director(Prize) and that above 20 lakhs by the Director.
The Department is headed by the Director of State Lotteries and assisted by an Additional Director and a Joint Director. The Directorate has 3 Deputy Directors and four District lottery officers (HQ) in Administrative position. Among others, the Directorate also comprises of a Finance officer, Publicity Officer, Accounts Officer (IA) and two Senior Auditors,. The Finance Officer is appointed on deputation from the Government Secretariat and the Senior Auditors are appointed on deputation from the Accountant General’s Office.The Publicity Officer is appointed on deputation from the Public Relations Department, Government Secretariat.
The Sales and Prize sections are functioning under the supervision of the two Deputy Directors. Another Deputy Director controls the printing related matters. The Budget, and Internal Audit Wing in the Directorate are functioning under the supervision of the Finance Officer, Publicity Section is functioning under the supervision of the Publicity Officer. The post of Accounts Officer (Welfare), at the Directorate has been deployed to the Agents and Sellers Welfare Fund on it’s reorganization and has been redesignated as the State Welfare Officer who is in charge of Agents Welfare Fund, which looks into matters relating to agent’s welfare and allied matters. One Regional Deputy Directorate at Ernakulam, 14 District Lottery Offices and three Taluk Lottery offices also come under the Department.
The Directorate controls the printing and distribution of tickets of all lotteries. At present tickets including Bumper are printed at the Govt Press Mannanthala, Kerala Books and Publications Society Kakkanad, Kochi and C-apt (Kerala State Centre for Advanced Printing and Training). Sale of lottery tickets, Agency registration, renewal, sanctioning of prize money and disbursement of prizes up to Rs.1 Lakh are carried out by the District Lottery offices. General administration, distribution of major prizes above Rs. 1 lakh and granting of agencies outside Kerala, overall control etc., are the main functions of the Lotteries Directorate at Thiruvananthapuram. Sale of tickets and payment of prize money are performed through the Taluk Lottery offices also. The Department is under the administrative control of the Department of Taxes, Kerala. There are 465 employees working under this department.Kerala lottery tickets by post 01.09.1967 to 24.04.1968 S. Appadura Iyer 25.04.1968 to 31.05.1968 K. Ananthan Pillai 01.06.1968 to 24.01.1969 25.01.1969 to 25.11.1969 ]]>