Tvm: K Suresh Kumar, a 1989 batch Kerala Cadre IAS Officer has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala. He is taking over from Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary (IT) who is moving to the Department of IT on Central Deputation as Joint Secretary. Ajay Kumar relinquished his charge today.
Suresh Kumar, more popularly known as Chief Minister Shri V S Achuthanandan’s ‘Man Friday’, has been brought in to untangle the mess of the proposed SmartCity Kochi project. Incidentally, the CM also holds the IT portfolio.
Suresh is known for courting controversies in most his previous postings in the State. His role as the Team Leader of the Munnar demolition mission had earned the wrath of the CPM State Secretariat, the major constituent of the LDF. His appointment by the CM is sure to ruffle the feathers of the CPM State leadership.
Suresh who is the Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Official Languages) will hold the full additional charge of the Secretary, IT Department. Prior to this, he has been the MD of the State Cooperative Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development; Director of Fisheries and also District Collector, Wayanad.
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