04 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Kerala’s babu problem

Kerala’s babu problem

With a spate of retirements due over the next few months, Kerala is likely to face an acute shortage of experienced IAS officers. While additional chief secretary (revenue and disaster management) P H Kurien retired last month, additional chief secretary (home and vigilance) Subrata Biswas is due to depart in April and additional chief secretary (health and family welfare) Rajeev Sadanandan in May 2019. Secretary of cultural affairs, animal husbandry, dairy development and zoo departments Anil Xavier, secretary of General Administration (Sainik Welfare) Department Sumana N Menon, land revenue commissioner A T James, Supplyco Chairman and Managing Director M.S. Jaya and Kerala State Cooperative Bank Director E. Devadas are also set to retire in a few months. Chief of vigilance and anti-corruption bureau DGP B S Muhammed Yasin is scheduled to retire on February 28. Since the post of vigilance director is a cadre post and also a sensitive post that can build or tarnish the image of the government, the government may be extra careful while finding the replacement.

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