S. M. Vijayanand IAS (Retd.)

Positions held

  • Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala
  • Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India
  • Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Spearheaded Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission, Ministry of Sanitation, Government of India (1992-1996)
  • Member Secretary, State Planning Board, Kerala for several years
  • Director, Institute of Management in Government, Kerala
  • Chairman, Kerala Institute for Local Administration (KILA), Kerala for 11 years for capacity building of elected representatives and KILA is rated as the number one institute in India. KILA is even recognized as an international agency for capacity building of various stakeholders related to local self governments.
  • Secretary, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala, and expert in all matters related to Rural and Urban sectors
  • Expert in decentralized planning and all related matters
  • Steered Kerala’s ODF campaign (Urban/Rural)
  • Pillar of the peoples plan of Government of Kerala