Administrative Experience

Administrative Experience:
IAS officer of the 1963 batch

IAS officer of the 1963 batch – 17 yrs in the IAS – held important assignments like District Collector, Cochin, Chairman, Greater Cochin Development Authority, Secretary, Board of Revenue, Director Civil Supplies, Industries Commissioner, Principal Secretary, Industries, Fisheries, Social welfare, Local Administration and Urban Development in Kerala

As Industrial Development Commissioner of Kerala

As Industrial Development Commissioner of Kerala and Executive Chairman of Kerala State Small Industries Development and Employment Corporation organised the „Ten Thousand Industries Programme‟. Recipient of National Award for promotion of small scale industries in the Country.

Chief Organiser of the world

Chief Organiser of the world famous massive vasectomy campaigns in 1970 to 1972 which set up a world record in voluntary sterilisations and attracted national and international attention. He developed and implemented an operational model for the National Family Planning Programme with popular participation and mass motivation with tremendous success.

At the 1971 camp at Ernakulam Town Hall

At the 1971 camp at Ernakulam Town Hall, called the „Family Planning Festival‟ 64000 vasectomies were performed amidst festive atmosphere of enthusiastic participation of acceptors.

The motivational and educational programme

The motivational and educational programme succeeded in breaking resistance to Family Planning all over Kerala and contributed in achieving an irreversible decline in population growth rate in Kerala, poising the State towards achieving a potential zero growth rate. Recipient of several awards and national and international commendation for work in Family Planning. Member, National Population Advisory Council 1982.

As founder Chairman

As founder Chairman, Greater Cochin Development Authority, was personally responsible for initiating and implementing more than thirty large scale urban development schemes in the Greater Cochin area. Notable among them are the Foreshore Reclamation and Development Project (Marine Drive) at Ernakulam, Panampally Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Pressmen‟s Housing Colony.

As Director of Civil Supplies

As Director of Civil Supplies from 1973 to 1974 credited with reorganizing and strengthening Kerala‟s public distribution system, considered one of the best in the country.

As Fisheries Secretary

As Fisheries Secretary, Kerala 1979-80 author of scheme and legislation for organisation of fishermen into Fishermen Village Societies. First Chairman of Fishermen Welfare Corporation in Kerala. Recognized as a leading social worker in the cause of upliftment of the fishermen community.

Commendable success

Commendable success in implementing Kerala‟s „One Lakh Rural Housing‟ Scheme. Inaugurated by the Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, at Ernakulam.