Thiruvananthpuram: The cabinet convened here Wednesday decided to appoint senior leader V S Achuthanandan as the chairman of administrative reforms commission. His post is of cabinet rank.
Former chief secretary Neela Gangadharan and C P Nair will be the other members of the ARC. This will be Kerala’s fourth ARC.
The LDF government has conferred the post to VS with cabinet rank, by amending the relevant law. The draft bill for the same was approved by the state Cabinet.
The ARC’s main functions include monitoring the working of the administrative machinery in the state to make it result-oriented and recommending measures for developmental activities in the state.
Earlier, there was controversy over a purported note in which VS had allegedly demanded a plum post during the swearing-in ceremony of the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala.