The Kerala Cabinet has resolved that one or two Ministers should directly oversee implementation of plans of the government in each district during the fifth year of government, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here on Wednesday.
The following are the Ministers assigned to the 14 districts:
Alappuzha: Thomas Isaac and G. Sudhakaran
Ernakulam: S. Sarma
Idukki: Jose Thettayil
Kannur: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
Kasaragod: P.K. Sreemathy
Kollam: P.K. Gurudasan, N.K. Premachandran and Mullakkara Ratnakaran
Kottayam: M.A. Baby and C. Divakaran
Kozhikode: Elamaram Kareem
Malappuram: Paloli Mohammedkutty
Palakkad: A.K. Balan
Pathanamthitta: Mullakkara Ratnakaran and Ramachandran Kadannappally
Thiruvananthapuram: C. Divakaran and M. Vijayakumar
Thrissur: K.P. Rajendran
Wayanad: Binoy Viswam
Replying to questions, the Chief Minister said he did not mind the criticism that he was not supportive of his Cabinet colleagues. It was a baseless allegation.
When reporters pointed out the CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan had said the former Chief Minister E.K. Nayanar had led the Cabinet and protected the Ministers, the Chief Minister quipped that he had already said that he did not mind the criticism.
Mr. Achuthanandan said the appointment of political secretary to the Chief Minister would be made soon.