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Minister of State (Independent Charge) For Tourism

Shri. K.J. Alphons, IAS
Party Name
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Email Address
Father's Name
Late Shri. K. V. Joseph
Mother's Name
Smt. Brijith Joseph
Date of Birth
8th August, 1953
Place of Birth
Manimala, Kottayam District (Kerala)
Marital Status
Date of Marriage
26th Oct , 1981
Spouse's Name
Smt. Sheela Alphons
No. of Children
Two Boys (Akash Alphons and Adarsh Alphons)
Educational Qualifications
Masters in Economics, L.L.B.
Indian Administrative Services (Kerala Cadre - 1979)
Residential Address
2, Lodhi Estate
Office Address
Room No.301 Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi - 110001
Not Defined
+91- 011-23710431
Present Position
Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge)
Important Posts Held
Sub Collector, Devicolam (1981-1983)
Deputy Secretary, Education, Kerala (1983-1985)
Managing Director, Kerala Milk Federation (1985-1988)
District Collector, Kottayam (1988-1991)
Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority (1992-1997)
Voluntary work in Delhi slum (1997-1998)
Secretary to Union Minister (1998-1999)
Transport Commissioner, Government of Kerala (2000)
Secretary Higher Education and Commissioner for entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala (2000-2001)
Land Revenue Commissioner, Government of Kerala (2005-2006)
Member of Legislative Assembly from Kanjirappally, Kerala (2006-2011)
Resigns as MLA and joins BJP as Member of National Executive Council (2011)
President / Chairman
Life Member / Member / Patron
Social and Cultural Activities
Pioneered the literacy movement in India by making Kottayam the first 100% literate town in India in 1989. Kottayam District also achieved a quality health index better than the United States of America, when he was the District Collector. Built a Cancer hospital at Kottayam Mdical College, with contribution from 8.2 million people. As Commissioner DDA, demolished 14310 illegal buildings .
Special Interest
Books written:
1.) Making A Difference (Published in 1996)
2.) India Mattathinte Muzhakam
Sports and Clubs
Countries Visited
Name Designation Mobile Number
. Private Secretary 011-23718310, 011-23717969, 011-23710431-32, 011-23731506(F)
Shri Kanhaiya Jha Additional Private Secretary 011-23718310, 011-23717969, 011-23710431-32, 011-23731506(F)
Shri Satish Kumar Sharma Additional Private Secretary --do--
Shri Joemon Job Asstt. Private Secretary --do--
Shri T. R. Rajesh Asstt. Private Secretary --do--
Shri K P Manilal Second Personal Assistant --do--

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