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Tom Jose had a challenging tenure, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala might not have seen a chief secretary like Tom Jose who had to face so many daunting challenges during his tenure. He said during each challenge Jose could sense the will of the government and acted accordingly.
Vijayan was inaugurating the farewell meeting organised for the chief secretary who is retiring from the service on Sunday. “Tom Jose could deal with all crises due to hard work, dedication and sincerity. In his 23-month tenure, Jose and team had to face challenges such as Nipah, flood and Covid-19. No CS had to work so tirelessly during his tenure,” he said.
The farewell was organised at the Secretariat on Saturday, his last day in office. He will formally hand over the charge to new chief secretary Vishwas Mehta on Monday. Since restrictions due to Covid-19 were in place, the function was attended by a limited audience including the chief minister, ministers and government secretaries.
In his farewell note, circulated to his colleagues earlier, Jose said that it was his honour and privilege to be the chief secretary. “I am proud of the many things we achieved together and the many challenges we braved together: two floods, Nipah & now the new coronavirus. As I exit the stage, I am comforted by the fact that the service can meet any challenge head on, given the talents and dedication of its officers,” he said.
Other than being the chief secretary, he also mentioned his assignments as director of Air in the defence ministry, chief coordinator for military technical cooperation between India and Russia, from 2004 to 2008 in Moscow, conducting the first ever Skill Fiesta in the country while serving as the additional chief secretary of labour and skills in Kerala and being the first MD of Kochi Metro. A 1984-batch officer, Jose took over as chief secretary on July 1, 2018.

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