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P. J. THOMAS Former Union Telecom Secretary,  

As Union Telecom Secretary, Thomas was the key architect behind the success of 3G spectrum auctions, one of the high-points of India’s telecom history.

Joining IAS in 1973, he had decades long career in various departments in the Government of Kerala and the Government of India. He became India’s Central Vigilance Commissioner.

 Earlier, as the Chief Secretary of Kerala, Thomas was instrumental in computerization of the file system in the State Government Secretariat. The web based system of admission to professional colleges in Kerala was his outstanding achievement in 2005. An international observer in Sri Lanka’s general elections of 1998, many still remember his contribution in streamlining the general elections to the Legislative Assembly and the Indian Parliament in Kerala - the online distribution of electoral photo identity cards and the electoral rolls with the photographs of voters printed thereon.

 As Kerala’s Chief Secretary and also as Additional Chief Secretary, Thomas has been a panellist at the UPSC interview Board for selection to All India services. He speaks with tremendous insight on the subjects of telecom, power, land revenue administration and elections at various fora. 

An MSc in Physics and MA in Economics, Thomas did a diploma in Public Administration from Paris.

Thomas is fluent in French.