K Jayakumar IAS
K Jayakumar is a retired senior IAS officer from Kerala who retired as Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala. Jayakumar is a popular poet, lyricist, translator and scriptwriter. He has served as the founding vice-chancellor of the Malayalam University. He began his civil service career as an assistant collector in 1980. During his career Jayakumar held important bureaucratic positions at various levels in the Governments of Kerala and India, including District Collector, Kozhikode, Director of Tourism Department, Government of Kerala; Director of Public Instructions (DPI), Kerala;, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Managing Director, Film Development Corporation, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India;Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Kerala.In 2008, Jayakumar was honored by presenting the first KPS Menon Memorial Award in recognition to his distinguished service as a bureaucrat. On retirement as the Chief Secretary, Jayakumar was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University.