Shri. S. Suhas IAS
Shri. S. Suhas, is an IAS officer from the 2012 Kerala cadre who is now the Managing Director of CIAL. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering. His exceptional academic record, coupled with an impressive score in the GRE, paved the way for him to pursue a Master's degree in the United States with a prestigious scholarship. In 2012, he successfully cleared the highly competitive UPSC Civil Service Examination on his very first attempt. He started off his career as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam and got his first posting as Sub-Collector of Fort Kochi. He emphasized the use of technology for effective administration and bagged the best Project Officer Award for 'Kochi Smart City' project during the period.
Sri. Suhas has also served as District Collector of Alappuzha, Wayanad and Ernakulam. He launched a program in the district of Wayanad to meet 10 tribal chieftains every month to identify and tackle various issues faced by them. His initiative 'Zero dropout Wayand' consisted of various projects to bring back the dropout tribal students to schools. This programme effectively put an end to the increasing number of government school dropouts and over 75% of the children were brought back to schools. He also took the tribal students for a metro ride in Kochi. As the District Collector of Alappuzha, Sri. Suhas won the hearts of the public as he paid a surprise visit to a government school in Alappuzha after a few parents raised concerns about the quality of the mid-day meals. It was during his tenure Alappuzha gained momentum in Kerala’s booming tourism industry.
He marked his presence as the district head of Ernakulam. His first mission was to visit the residents of coastal areas of Chellanam who were suffering from the raging waves on and on. This was the first challenge he confronted, followed by the floods of 2019 and Covid 19. ‘Operation Breakthrough’, for battling the water clogging in the streets of Ernakulam and ‘Clean Ernakulam’, for a proposed clean city through systematic waste disposal, and proper implementation of ‘Life Mission’ project are the other achievements to name a few. He was widely admired and lauded for being at the forefront in the battle against COVID-19. Ernakulam became one of the first districts to establish special hospitals and observation centers for Covid patients. The ‘oxygen war room’ and ‘patient lift care’ were two commendable innovations that received national attention.
He is also serving as the Managing Director of Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala Limited.