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Council of Ministers

21st Kerala Ministry

The new ministry headed by Shri. Oommen Chandy as Chief Minister takes off with the following persons as ministers. Shri. P. K. Abdu Rabb, Shri. Adoor Prakash, Shri. A. P. Anilkumar, Shri. Aryadan Mohammed, Shri. K. Babu, Shri. C. N. Balakrishnan, Shri. V. K. Ebrahim Kunju, Shri. K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Shri. T. M. Jacob, Kumari P. K. Jayalekshmi, Shri. K. C. Joseph, Shri. P. J. Joseph, Shri. P. K. Kunhalikutty, Shri. K. M. Mani, Shri. K. P. Mohanan, Dr. M. K. Muneer, Shri. Shibu Baby John, Shri. V .S. Sivakumar and Shri. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

They were sworn in by His Excellency R.S.Gavai, Governor of Kerala at a function organised for the purpose at Kerala Raj Bhavan Thiruvananthapuram at 4pm on 23rd May 2011.

Shri.T. M. Jacob, Minister- Food and Civil Supplies, passed away on 30th October 2011.

Shri.Manjalamkuzhi Ali and Shri. Anoop Jacob were sworn in as ministers on 12th April 2012. Governor H.H.Shri. H.R. Bhardwaj administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers-designate.

Shri. K. B. Ganesh Kumar resigned from the Council of Ministers on April 1, 2013.

Shri. Ramesh Chennithala sworn in as minister on 1st January 2014. Governor H.H.Shri. Nikhil Kumar administered the oath of office and secrecy to the minister-designate.

Shri. Oommen Chandy - Chief Minister

ommen_chandiPortfolios:General Administration, All India Services, Administration of Civil and Criminal Justice, Science, Technology, Scientific Institutes, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Elections, Integration, Sainik Welfare, Distress Relief, State Hospitality and Inter State River Waters. subjects not mentioned elsewhere.

Son of Puthupally Karottu Vallakkalil Shri.K.O.Chandy and Smt.Oruvattithra Baby, Shri Oommen Chandy was born at Kumarakam on 31st October 1943.

He entered politics through Kerala Students Union. A law graduate, Shri.Oommen Chandy served as State Presidents of KSU and Youth Congress. Elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Puthupally Constituency for the first time in 1970, became Labour Minister in the 1977 Karunakaran Ministry. Served in 1981 and 1991 ministries of Shri.K.Karunakaran holding Home and Finance portfolios respectively. Became the Chief Minister of Kerala in 2004, after the resignation of Shri.A.K.Antony. He was the Opposition Leader of the 12th Kerala Assembly.

He is elected from Puthupally Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.He is becoming the Chief Minister of Kerala for the second time.

Wife         : Smt. Mariamma Oommen
Children    : One son and two daughters

Council of Ministers

Shri. P.K.Kunhalikutty

kunhaliPortfolios: Industries (including Industrial Co-operatives), Commerce, Mining and Geology, Handlooms and Textiles, Information Technology, Waqf and Haj Pilgrimage.

S
on of Shri.Pandikadavathu Mohammed Haji and Smt.K.P.Fathimakutty, Shri.P.K.Kunhalikutty, was born at Malappuram on 6th January, 1951.

Entered politics through the Muslim Students Federation and he later became its State Treasurer. He subsequently served as Chairman, Malappuram Municipality and also as Secretary of Kerala State Muslim League.Shri.Kunhalikutty has been elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly six times; in 1982 and 1987, contesting from Malappuram constituency, in 1991, 1996, 2001, from Kuttippuram constituency and in 2011 from Vengara constituency of Malappuram. He is the State General Secretary of Indian Union Muslim League.

He served as Minister for Industries and Social Welfare from 1991 to 1995 in the Karunakaran Ministry, Minister for Industries and Municipalities from 1995 to 1996, and Minister for Industries, IT and Social Welfare from 2001 to 2004, in the A.K.Antony Ministry and Minister for Industries, IT & Social Welfare, from 2004 to 2005 in the Oommen Chandy Ministry.

This is Shri.P.K.Kunhalikutty’s sixth term as a member of Kerala Legislative Assembly.He is becoming minister for the fifth time.

Wife      : Smt. K.M.Kulsu
Children : One son and one daughter

Shri. K.M.Mani

maniPortfolios: Finance, National Savings, Stores Purchase, Commercial Taxes, Agricultural Income Tax, Treasuries, Lotteries, Local Fund Audit, Kerala State Financial Enterprises, State Insurance, Stamps and Stamp Duties, Kerala Financial Corporation, Law, Housing.

Son of Shri.Thomas Mani and Smt.Alyamma, Shri.K.M.Mani was born at Marangattupalli on 30th January 1933.Participated in the Freedom Struggle while a student and entered politics as a worker of Indian national congress. He was a member of KPCC and General Secretary of Kottayam DCC. He is the founder member of the Kerala Congress. Now serves as the Chairman of Kerala Congress (M).Served a minister for Finance (1975-77); Home affairs (Apr-Dec 1977 & Sep 1978- Oct 1979); Finace and Law (Jan 1980-Oct 1981, Dec 1981-Mar 1982, May 1982-May 1986); Irrigation and Law (May 1986-Mar 1987); Revenue and Law (Jun 1991-May 1996, May 2001-May 2006).

Holds record of getting elected from the same constituency in 12 elections continuously.  .Shri.Mani represents Pala Assembly Constituency right from the year of its formation.


He is elected from Pala Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Kerala Congress (M).He is becoming minister for the tenth time.
Wife      : Smt. Annamma Mani
Children: One son and five daughters


Shri. K.P.Mohanan

kpmohananPortfolios: Agriculture, Soil Conservation, Soil Survey, Warehousing Corporation, Agricultural University, Animal Husbandry, Printing and Stationery, Veterinary University.

Shri.K.P.Mohanan, son of former Minister Shri.P.R.Kurup, is elected from Koothuparambu Assembly Constituency in the 2011 Assembly Elections representing Janata Dal Secular (JDS). He was previously elected from Peringalam Assembly Constituency in 2001 and 2006.

Today, he is the Chairman of the Socialist Janata State Parliamentary Board and Member of its State Committee.
He is elected from Kuthuparamba Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Socialist Janata(D).
He is becoming Minister for the first time.

Wife : Smt. Hemaja
Children : One son and two daughters


Shri. Anoop Jacob

anup_jacob Portfolios: Food and Civil supplies, Consumer Protection and Registration

Anoop Jacob is the son of former minister T M Jacob. He was elected to the Assembly following a by-election at Piravom constituency in March 2012 which was necessiated due to the demise of minister T.M Jacob, his father and incumbent of the consituency. He for the first time and won with  a significant margin of 12071 votes aginst M J Jacob of CPI(M). 

Wife: Smt Anila


Shri. Shibu Baby John

shibuPortfolios: Labour, Employment and Training, Rehabilitation, Factories and Boilers, Insurance Medical Service, Industrial Tribunals, Labour Courts.

Son of former Minister Shri.Baby John, Shri.Shibu Baby John is elected from Chavara Assembly Constituency representing RSP (B) for the second time to the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He is becoming Minister for the first time.

Wife : Smt. Annie
Children : Two sons


Shri. P.K.Abdu Rabb

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Portfolios:Collegiate Education, General Education, Technical Education, (Universities except Agricultural, Fisheries, Health Universities) Entrance Examinations, Literacy Movement, National Cadet Corps.

Shri.P.K.Abdu Rabb is the son of former Minister Shri.K.Avukkader Kutty Naha, He has been MLA in 1996, 2001 and 2006.
He is elected from Tirurangadi Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian Union Muslim League.He is becoming Minister for the first time.

Shri. Adoor Prakash

adoorPortfolios:Land Revenue,Land Reforms, Survey and land Records, Legal Metrology, Coir

Son of Shri.N.Kunjuraman and Smt.V.M.Vilasini, Shri.Prakash was born at Adoor on 24th May, 1955.

Entered politics through Students Movement and he became president of KSU(I) Kollam Taluk Committee in 1978. He was president of Youth Congress (I) Pathanamthitta Dist. and General Secretary of Youth Congress (I) State Committee.

Also he was Joint Secretary of KPCC and Vice President of Pathanamthitta DCC(I). He served as a member of Library Advisory Committee and the Committee on Environment, Kerala Legislative Assembly.

He has been elected to Legislative assembly for the third consecutive time from Konni constituency as a Congress candidate. In the previous Oommen Chandy Ministry, he served as the Minister for Food and Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs.
He is becoming Minister for the second time.

Wife      : Smt. Jayasree Prakash
Children: Two sons and One daughter

Shri. A.P.Anilkumar 

anilkumarPortfolios:Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Tourism.

Son of Shri.A.P.Balan and Smt.K.L.Devaki, Shri.A.P.Anilkumar was born at Malappuram on 15thMarch, 1965. 

Entered politics through KSU and was its Unit President(1979), Taluk President (1982) and Malappuram District Secretary(1984). Also he was State General Secretary of  Youth Congress.He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2001 and 2006 from Wandoor constituency and became a Minister for Welfare of Scheduled communities and Youth & Cultural affairs in the previous Oommen Chandy Ministry.He is elected from Wandoor Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.
He is becoming Minister for the second time.

Wife      : Smt. Praseeja P 
Children  : Two sons


Shri. Aryadan Mohammed

aryadanPortfolios:Electricity, Railways, Post and Telegraph, Motor Vehicle, Water Transport, Pollution Control Board

Son of Shri.Unneen and Smt.Kadiyamunni, Shri.Aryadan Mohammed was born at  Nilambur on 15th May, 1935. Entered politics as Congress member since 1952.

He is president of Malappuram DCC and various trade unions.He was minister for Labour and Forest in the E.K.Nayanar Ministry (1980-82), was minister for labour and tourism in the A.K.Antony ministry and Minister for Power in the Oommen Chandy Ministry (2004-06).He served as the president of the Malappuram DCC. He had held the posts of General Secretary of KPCC.He is elected from Nilambur Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.

He is becoming the Minister for the fourth time.

Wife      : Smt. Mariam
Children  : Two sons and two daughters


Shri. K.Babu

k_babuPortfolios:Excise, Ports, Harbour Engineering, Airports, Fisheries, Fisheries University, Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation

Son of Shri.K.Kumaran and Smt.Ponnamma, Shri.K.Babu was the first chairman of Angamali Municipality.He is elected from Thripunithura Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.

He is becoming Minister for the first time.

Wife : Smt. Geetha

Shri. C.N.Balakrishnan

cnPortfolios: Co-operation, Khadi and Village Industries

The sixth son of Shri.Narayanan and Smt.Paru of Puzhakkal Chemangadu Vallappil, Shri.C.N.Balakrishnan, is elected from Wadakkancherry Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.Currently, he is the treasurer of the KPCC.

He is becoming Minister for the first time.He has also been elected to the Assembly for the first time.

Wife : Smt. Thankamani

Shri. V.K.Ebrahim Kunju

ibPortfolios:Public Works.

A
 former Industry and Social Welfare Minister, Shri.V.K.Ibrahim Kunju, is becoming a  Minister for the second time. He represents Mattancherry constituency. Presently, he is the state working committee member of Muslim League and its Ernakulam district general secretary.

He is elected from Kalamassery Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian Union Muslim League.He is becoming Minister for the second time.

Kumari  P. K. Jayalekshmi


pkjlPortfolios: Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, Youth Affairs, Museum and Zoos.

T
he eldest daughter of Shri.Kunjaman and Smt.Ammini, Kum. P. K. Jayalekshmi, is becoming the first tribal woman to become a Minister of Kerala. She was twice elected a member of the Thavinjal grama panchayat and was the health standing committee chairperson in the panchayat.

Kumari. P.K.Jayalakshmi is the only woman candidate who won the Indian National Congress (I) ticket and the youngest Minister in the Cabinet. She was elected to the Assembly from Mananthavady for the first time.

She is becoming Minister for the first time.

Shri. K.C.Joseph

kcPortfolios: Rural Development, Planning and Economic Affairs, Dairy Development, Milk Co-operatives, Culture, Non-Resident Keralites Affairs and Information and Public Relations.

S
on of Shri.K.M.Chacko and Smt.Thressiamma Chacko, Shri.K.C.Joseph was born on 6th June, 1946 in Kottayam district.

Entering politics through KSU, he served as president of Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress, Member of Kerala University Syndicate and Convenor of standing committee of Syndicate on Finance.Also served as Member of AICC, secretary of Congress Legislative Party etc. Currently, he is the president of the Kottayam DCC. He was the secretary of the Congress Legislative party in previous assembly.

He is elected from Irikkur Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.He is becoming Minister for the first time.


Wife     : Smt. Sarah Joseph
Children: Two sons and one daughter

Shri. P.J.Joseph
pjPortfolios :Irrigation, Command Area Development Authority, Ground Water Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, Inland Navigation (Construction of Water ways).

Son of Shri.P.O.Joseph and Smt.Annamma Joseph, Shri.P.J.Joseph, was born at Parapuzha on 10 June 1942.

Joined Kerala Congress in 1968. He was Minister for Home Affairs in A.K.Antony Ministry; Minister for Revenue and Education and Minister for Revenue and Housing in K.Karunakaran Ministry; Minister for Education, Works, Housing and Registration in the E.K.Nayanar Ministry from; and Minister for works in The V.S.Achuthanandan Ministry.He was a member of Kerala University Syndicate and Founder Chairman of Gandhiji Study Centre. Presently the working committee chairman of Kerala Congress(M).He is elected from Thodupuzha Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Kerala Congress(M).
He is becoming Minister for the sixth time.

Wife      : Dr. Santha Joseph
Children: Three sons and one daughter

Shri. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan

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Portfolios:Forests, Wild Life Protection, Sports, Cinema, Road Transport, Environment

Son of Shri.K.P.Parameswaran Pillai and Smt.M.G.Gourikutty, Shri.Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, was born at Thiruvanchoor on 26th December, 1949. Entered politics while a student became KSU State General Secretary in 1969. 

He was elected to Kerala legislative assembly in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 representing Adoor constituency. He was minister for Water Resources during 2004-06 period. He is now elected from Kottayam Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress.He is becoming Minister for the second time.

Wife : Smt. Lalithambika Radhakrishnan
Children : Two sons and one daughter

Shri.Ramesh Chennithala

Portfolios: Home, Vigilance, Fire and Rescue, Prisons

chennithalaSon of  Sri. V. Ramakrishnan Nair and Smt. Devaki Amma, Shri Ramesh Chennithala was born on 9th June 1956 at Chennithala in Alappuzha district. He entered politics through KSU and was elected as MLA from Haripad constituency in 1982.

He was sworn in as the youngest Cabinet Minister (Rural Development) in Kerala at the age of 27. He was appointed as the president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee on June 24th, 2005.

He is becoming minister for the second time.

Wife: Smt. Anitha
Children: Two sons


Dr. M. K. Muneer
mkPortfolios: Panchayats, Social Welfare, Kerala Institute of Local Administration.

S
hri.M.K.Muneer, son of former Chief Minister Shri.C.H.Mohammed Koya and Smt.Amina Mohammed Koya, was born on 26 August 1962.

This medical doctor by profession was Works Minister in both the A.K.Antony and Oommen Chandy cabinets. He is Secretary of the Muslim League.He is elected from Kozhikode (S) Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian Union of Muslim League. He is becoming the Minister for the third time.

Wife : Smt. Nafeesa
Children: Two sons

Shri. Manjalamkuzhu Ali

manjalamkuzhi_aliPortfolios: Welfare of Minorities, Municipalities and Corporations, Town Planning, Regional Development Authorities.

Son of Sri Mohammad and Ayesha; born at Pananagangara on 1st Jan 1952. MLA from Perinthalmanna, he was sworn in as minister on 12-4-2012.

Wife: Smt Raziya


Shri. V.S.Sivakumar
shivaPortfolios: Health, Family Welfare, Medical Education, Medical University, Indigenous Medicine, Drugs Control, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Devaswom.

S
on of Shri.K.V.Sadasivan Nair and Smt.B.Subhadra Amma, Shri.V.S.Sivakumar won his debut contest to the Assembly from Thiruvananthapuram constituency.

He was Member of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha representing Thiruvananthapuram Parliamentary Constituency. (Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Science, Technology and Commerce.Member, Consultative Committee for Ministry of Road Transport & Highways). He has served as DCC President, AICC member, KPCC member and general secretary.He is elected from Thiruvananthapuram Constituency to the Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Indian National Congress. He is becoming a Minister for the first time.

Wife      : Smt. Sindhu Salooja C.R
Children: Two daughters