KV Thomas refuses salary for discharging services as representative in New Delhi

KV Thomas | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thoppumpady: Former union minister Prof KV Thomas here on Tuesday said that he will not accept salary for discharging duties as the special representative of the Kerala government in New Delhi.

He said he will utilise the service of only five staff and will assure that no unnecessary expenses are incurred in connection with the discharge of his duties.

“An office will function in Kochi and experienced employees will be included in the staff,” he said.

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Apparently, Thomas will avoid travelling in first class on flights and will accept only those concessions which are available to senior citizens.

The leader’s decision comes in the wake of the allegations on social media that the government has been spending huge sums of money for its representative in Delhi.

KV Thomas, former union minister of state (Independent charge) for Food and Civil Supplies in the Manmohan Singh government, was appointed as the Kerala government’s special representative in New Delhi on January 18, 2023.

The leader is entrusted with coordinating centre-state communications and accelerating the activities of the state government in Delhi.

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