Gopal Krishna Pillai

Intro Indian civil servant
Is Politician Civil servant
From India
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 14 March 1949, Kerala, India
Star sign Pisces

Gopal Krishna Pillai or G. K. Pillai (born 30th Nov, 1949) is an Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) officer and the former Home Secretary of India. He studied at Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore and St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, and later obtained an M.Sc from IIT, Madras. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of the 1972 batch of I.A.S. Pillai held diverse positions in the state government of Kerala such as: District Collector of Kollam from 1982 to 1985 Special Secretary for Industries, especially the traditional industries of cashew, coir and handlooms Secretary of Health Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala.

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In February 2016, Pillai claimed to media that there was political interference in the controversial Ishrat Jahan case. Pillai's claims were corroborated by another former official in March 2016, bringing the Ishrat Jahan case into media spotlight once again.

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