7 personal staff of CM granted permanent appointment


The press secretary has been granted permanent posting with effect from June 2019 while the others have been granted permanent posting with effect from 2016.

Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: The General Administration Department has issued an order granting permanent postings to 7 members of the Chief Minister’s personal staff who were on contract.

Those who received permanent posting include Pinarayi Vijayan’s political secretary. A recent move to provide permanent postings to these staff, which would result in pension and other benefits, had created a controversy.

The CM’s personal staff who received permanent posting and are: P. Dinesh – political secretary (salary scale: Rs 77,400 – Rs 1,15,200), Prabhakara Varma – press advisor (salary scale: Rs 93,000 – Rs 1,20,000), P. M. Manoj – press secretary (salary scale: Rs 77,400 – Rs 1,15,200), P. A. Basheer – personal assistant (salary scale: Rs 35,700 – Rs 75,600), E. V. Priyesh – clerk (salary scale: Rs 22,200 – Rs 48,000), P. Abhijith – office assistant (salary scale: Rs 16,000 – Rs 35,700), P. Ismail – chauffeur (salary scale: Rs 25,200 – Rs 54,000).

The press secretary has been granted permanent posting with effect from June 2019 while the others have been granted permanent posting with effect from 2016.

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