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Collector couple in neighboring districts

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017,11:59 IST By joji A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | In a minor reshuffle of IAS officers, the Kerala government Wednesday appointed five new district collectors.
The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
While Dr K Vasuki, Suchitwa Mission Executive Director, was appointed Thiruvananthapuram collector, her husband and fisheries director Dr S Karthikeyan was named the new Kollam collector.

That means for the first time in Kerala, a collector couple will be serving the Government in neighboring districts.

Marketfed managing director Suresh Babu is the new collector of Palakkad, a government press release said.
Director of Social Justice T V Anupama will be the new collector of Alappuzha district and Food safety commissioner Navajot Khosa of Kottayam district.
Former Palakkad collector P Marykutty has been appointed panchayat Director, while Venkateshpathy, who was Thiruvananthapuram collector, has been appointed fisheries director.
He will have the additional charge of Lotteries director.
Former Kollam collector T Mitra has been appointed Suchitwa mission Executive director.
Veena N Madhavan will be holding all the posts held by T V Anupama, the release added.