Mr. P. Bala Kiran IAS has joined as the new Director of Kerala Tourism.
He succeeds Mr. U. V. Jose IAS, who was appointed recently as the District Collector
Prior to this he served as the Director of Kerala State IT Mission,
District Collector Kannur and Director of Panchayat Department.
He is a recipient of National Award for Best Electoral Practices of Election
Commission of India from Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India,
for the ‘Innovative Measures’ implemented in Kannur during the Assembly
Elections in 2016. He is also a recipient of National Award for his
‘Barrier-Free Kannur’ project from Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, for his contributions
towards ensuring a barrier-free environment in the district and thereby making
it accessible to the differently-abled sections of the society. He has also won
the ‘Best District Collector of Kerala’ Award in 2016 from Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala
for his outstanding work as District Collector of Kannur.