Gopal Krishna Pillai

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Gopal Krishna Pillai
Home Secretary of India
In office
June 30, 2009 - June 30, 2011
Preceded by Madhukar Gupta
Succeeded by Raj Kumar Singh
Personal details
Born March 14, 1949
Spouse(s) Sudha Pillai
Occupation Civil Servant (Indian Administrative Service)

Gopal Krishna Pillai or G. K. Pillai (born March 14, 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. Done M.Sc at IIT, Madras. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of the 1972 batch of I.A.S. He has worked in diverse fields in the state government of Kerala including 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.[1][2]


  1. ^ Aditi Phadnis; Rituparna Bhuyan (2009-06-12). "Newsmaker: Gopal Krishna Pillai". Business Standard. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  2. ^ "G S Pillai new home secretary". The Times of India. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 

3. "An exclusive interview with G K Pillai, Ex-Home Secretary of India". BUREAUCRACY INDIA, Retrieved 2011-06-30