Subject Distribution:

Assistant – POL1

  • All arrangements in connection with the visit of VIPs (included in the standard list), foreign
  • dignitaries and diplomats to the State.


Assistant – POL2A

  • Visit of VIPs not included in the standard list
  • Allotment of funds and settlement of bills in connection with the ‘At Home’ functions being
  • organized by Kerala Raj Bhavan.
  • Allotment of rooms in Government Guest House, Thiruvananthapuram and rooms and Conference
  • Hall in Kerala House, Mumbai.
  • Settlement of bills for various expenditure incurred by Ministers, hospitality expenses and other
  • miscellaneous expenses.
  • Reimbursement of bills in connection with the expenses towards the aircrew of VIP aircrafts from Air
  • Head Quarters.


Assistant – POL2B

  • Matters relating to the establishment of Raj Bhavan and Governor’s Household
  • All matters connected with the census and NPR operations
  • Allotment of conference halls in Secretariat, Government guest houses, and rooms in Rain Drops,
  • Chennai.


Assistant – POL3

  • Erection of statutes and monuments of political personalities
  • Allotment of rooms in Government guest houses in Kerala (excluding Thiruvananthapuram) and
  • Kerala House, Kanyakumari
  • Family and political pension and other allowances to the erstwhile royal families and local kingdoms
  • in Kerala
  • Malikhana pension to the royal families of Malabar region
  • Palace Administration Board


Assistant – POL4

  • All matters connected with the Kerala House, New Delhi
  • Establishment matters of office of the Resident Commissioner and the Controller, New Delhi
  • Transfer and deputation posting to various State Government offices in New Delhi
  • All matters connected with the State Government properties in New Delhi
  • Pension to families of Ministers who died in harness
  • Consulates of foreign countries in the State


Assistant – POL5

  • Swearing-in ceremony of Hon’ble Governor, Council of Ministers, Chief Justice of Kerala High Court,
  • Lok Ayukta etc.
  • Allocation of business among the members of Council of Ministers
  • Foreign visit of members of Council of Ministers
  • Allotment of Residential Bungalows and official vehicle numbers to Ministers
  • Matters relating to Civil Service Officers’ Institute (CSOI), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Celebration of National Day and Martyr’s Day
  • State Honours/Police Honours/State Funeral on the death of high dignitaries.
  • Arrangement of State Banquets hosted by Chief Minister and other Ministers
  • Reservation and upkeep of old Assembly Hall
  • Allotment of rooms in Kerala House, New Delhi
  • Visit of VIPs to the State
  • State Protocol Manual
  • Protocol arrangements and order of precedence to be followed in State functions
  • Papers relating to NRC operations
  • Complaints and litigations connected with dishonour to National Flag and National Anthem


Section Officer:

Shri Sudarsanan A. K.
General Administration (Political) Department
Tel. +91 471 2518456

Assistant Protocol Officer:

Shri Harikrishnan M. S.
General Administration (Political) Department
Tel. +91 471 2518149

State Public Information Officer:

Shri A. P. Rajeevan

Under Secretary & Additional State Protocol Officer

General Administration (Political) Department
Tel. +91 471 2327003, +91 471 2518746

Appellate Authority:

Shri B. Sunil Kumar

Joint Secretary & State Protocol Officer
General Administration (Political) Department
Tel. +91 471 2324433, +91 471 2518747

Government Secretariat

Kerala Government Secretariat, the nerve-centre of administration in the State, is completing 151 glorious years. This imposing mansion, constructed in a rich blend of Romano­ Dutch architectural style, remains a giant pillar of historical significance and monumental charm.