P Bala Kiran Given Additional Charge of Tourism Director


Thiruvananthapuram: P Bala Kiran IAS has been given the additional charge of the Director of Kerala Tourism. The key post was lying vacant for the last few weeks following the transfer of U V Jose IAS as District Collector of Kozhikode. However, it is learnt, the officer will be appointed as full-time Director of Kerala Tourism within two months.

An IAS officer of 2008 batch, Bala Kiran is also the Director (Panchayats and MNREGS). Prior to this, he was serving as the Director of Kerala IT Mission.

He was widely appreciated for his service as District Collector, Kannur. During his two- and-a-half year stint, he has implemented a number of unique projects, and in recognition of his efforts, the State Government had chosen him for the ‘Best Collector’ award.