February 14th, 2012
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Arun Kumar appointment: VS appears before assembly panel

VS-achuthananthanThiruvananthapuram: Opposition Leader VS Achuthanandan appeared before the Assembly Committee that is inquiring into the VA Arunkumar case. The committee headed by V D Satheesan is inquiring into the controversy related to the appointment of VA Arun Kumar, son of VS, in the ICT Academy during the tenure of the LDF Government.

Though the committee had decided to collect the statements from VS Achuthananthan and MA Baby a month back, due to certain inconveniences it had to be postponed. VS had informed that he would appear before the committee after the CPIM state committee.

The Assembly committee was constituted based on a complaint lodged by Youth Congress President and MLA, PC Vishnunath. The committee has already collectyed the statements of V A Arun Kumar, former IT secretary, IT Mission Director, MHRD Director, Higher Education secretary and PC Vishwanath.

Arunkumar is the director of ICT Academy and the Finishing School under it. There had been allegation that Arun Kumar lacked the required qualification to be appointed as director of the Academy. According to the allegations Arun Kumar was promoted as AHRD Additional Director due to the influence of his father VS Achuthananthan who was the Chief Minister then.




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