P.J. Thomas Sworn in as CVC
Shri P.J. Thomas, former Telecom Secretary, was sworn in as 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner by the President of India in a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Sh. Thomas holds Master’s Degree in Physics & Economics and has done a one year course in Public Administration at International Institute of Public Administration, Paris. He is proficient in French in addition to English, Hindi and Malayalam.
Sh. Thomas has held important assignments in the Government of Kerala as Secretary in Finance, Industry, Agriculture, Law & Justice and Human Resource Development Departments. He was the Founder Director of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. He became Chief Secretary of Kerala in 2007 and moved to Government of India as Secretary in Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in January, 2009. He has been Secretary in Department of Telecommunication since October 2009 and is credited with steering 3G auction which created a new bench mark in the country.
The swearing-in was attended amongst others by the Vice-President of India, Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Law Minister and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.