Jiji Thompson appointed as Advisor of Chief Minister

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016,11:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Jiji Thompson, who is retiring as Chief Secretary tomorrow, has been appointed as the Adviser of the Chief Minister in cabinet rank.

The political appointment, with just two months remaining in the current government’s term, is expected to become controversial, and evoke Opposition’s protest as the promotion comes ahead of the Assembly polls.

The government had attempted to extend the term of Gigi Thompson as Chief Secretary, and sent a letter to the office of the Prime Minister regarding this. However, Additional Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanthi was appointed as the new Chief Secretary.