Minister for Co- Operation, Tourism and Devaswom
Kadakampally Surendran is an Indian politician and a social worker who is the current Minister for Co-operation, Tourism and Devaswom in the Government of Kerala, India. A member of the Communist Party of India(Marxist , he is presently a member of the Kerala State Committee of the party. He served as its Thiruvananthapuram District Committee Secretary for nine years from 2007 – 2016. Kadakampally has been a prominent figure of the CPI(M) and other leftist progressive movements in the district of Thiruvananthapuram for more than four decades. He is also a forefronter in the trade union activities in the state of Kerala. Right from his school days, he was active in student movements and cultural activities. He came to political front and social activities from his constant association with youth organizations . Presently, he is the member of the National Council of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), a socialist organisation of trade unions in India .He serves as the office-bearer of many trade unions including Auto-Taxi Workers Federation, K.S.F.D.C Employees Union, C-DIT Employees Association, Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (CAPE) Employees Union and SPATO .