Government Offices in LucknowAs elsewhere in the country, government offices in Lucknow see long queues of applicants waiting to get their issues and problems redressed. These offices are centrally located and easily accessible from all parts of the city. They are equipped with modern amenities for the comfort of those who work in them and visit them every day. Lucknow, as in any other state capital, is home to a wide range of central and state government departments. Hindi and Urdu are the languages most commonly used in these departments.
The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) oversees the development of the city in consonance with a comprehensive master plan. Its responsibility is to ensure that Lucknow’s historical status is conserved and not disregarded in the face of modern developmental constraints. The LDA’s mandate is to extend urban infrastructure to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly growing society. It also aims to provide a conducive environment which satisfies all sections of the population. The organization undertakes regular maintenance and beautification of the city, has developed the Kaiserbagh heritage zone, conducts regular registration and map approval camps, has developed the Gomtinagar Scheme on the Lucknow-Faizabad highway and allotted 8000 houses under the Ashrayaheen Yojna.
The LDA is located at:
Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar
Lucknow – 226010
Tel: +91 522 2303110, +91 522 2302576
Income Tax Office in Lucknow
A Finance Ministry of India organization, the Directorate General of Income Tax in Lucknow caters to all of Uttar Pradesh. Its function is to effectively implement Finance Ministry's policies in the state by enforcing tax laws, promoting awareness about tax laws, encouraging tax payer transparency and voluntary compliance and deterring tax evasion.
The Directorate General of Income Tax is located at:
5, Ashok Marg, Rishi Nagar
Lucknow – 226001
Tel: +91 522 2228248
Sales Tax Office in Lucknow
Under the purview of the Uttar Pradesh Commercial Taxes Department, the sales tax office in Lucknow is headed by a Commissioner who is assisted by a deputy commissioner. It collects all commercial taxes levied on products and services including value added tax (VAT), central sales tax (CST) and many others.
The Office of the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes is located at:
No. 4, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar
Tel: +91 522 2721147, +91 522 2721149, +91 522 2288524
Customs Office in Lucknow
Created in 1994, the jurisdiction of this Commissioner of Customs in Lucknow extends over the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and also covers the international border of about 850 km with Nepal and China. It administers and facilitates trade across the international border and prevents smuggling across it. The commissioner is assisted by additional joint commissioners and deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners.
The Commissioner of Customs is located at:
Hall No. 3, 5&11th Floors
Kendriya Bhawan, Sector – H
Aliganj, Lucknow – 226024
Tel: +91 522 2329904, +91 522 2329829, +91 522 2336619
Passport Office in Lucknow
The Regional Passport Office in Lucknow deals with requests from all over the state except from Bareilly and Ghaziabad. Headed by a Regional Passport Officer, it is housed in a new building with all modern amenities for visitors.
The Regional Passport Office is located at:
Passport Bhawan, Vipin Khand
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow -2265010
Tel: +91 522 2305130
The Transport Commissioner’s Organisation in Lucknow deals with all motor vehicle related matters like issuing driving licenses, registration of motor vehicles, grant and renewal of permits, collection of taxes and fees. It is headed by the Principal Secretary, Department of Transport, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. It is the apex regulatory body for all motor vehicle related matters and functions through various zonal, regional and sub-regional offices throughout the state.
The Transport Commissioner’s Organisation is located at:
Tehri Kothi, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow – 226001
Tel: +91 522 2613978
Magistrate’s Office in Lucknow
A member of the Indian Administrative Service, the District Collector/ District Magistrate plays a key role in the administration of Lucknow district as the chief administrative and revenue officer. Some of the office’s key duties include land assessment, land acquisition, collection of land revenue, distribution of agricultural loans, maintenance of law and order, supervision of the police and jails and hearing cases under the preventive section of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The District Collector/ District Magistrate’s Office is located at:
23, Mirza Tower, Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Hazratganj, Lucknow – 226001
Tel: +91 0522 2623024