Confirmed Speakers

Shri. S. M. Vijayanand IAS
Former Chief Secretary
Government of Kerala

Shri S M Vijayanand is a 1981-batch IAS officer. He did post graduation in English literature with first rank from the University of Kerala and secured seventh rank in Civil Services examinations. He is one of the architects of Kerala’s democratic decentralization initiative. He had officiated as Secretary, Panchayati Raj, with an additional charge of Secretary, Rural Development, in the Ministry of Rural Development.  As the chairman of the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), he had played a major role in the efforts at decentralization of power in the State through the Panchayat Raj system.