K. V. Thomas
|K. V. Thomas
കുറുപ്പശ്ശേരി വര്ക്കി തോമസ്
|Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution|
28 May 2009
|Preceded by||Kantilal Bhuria|
May 10, 1946 |
Kumbalangi, Kochi, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||2 sons and 1 daughter|
|Religion||Roman Catholic Latin Rite|
|As of May 29, 2009
Kuruppasserry Varkey Thomas (Malayalam: കുറുപ്പശ്ശേരി വര്ക്കി തോമസ്; born 10 May 1946), formally known as K. V. Thomas, is an Indian politician hailing from Kumbalangi in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. He is currently the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Central Govt. of India; a member of the Indian Parliament; and a member of All India Congress Committee (since 1984). He represents the Ernakulam parliamentary constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Thomas was a member of 12th Kerala Legislative Assembly representing the Ernakulam assembly constituency while contesting in the Indian general election, 2009. He served as the Minister for Excise and Tourism and Minister for Tourism and Fisheries between 2001 and 2004 in Government of Kerala. Thomas was a member of Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1996. During his long political career he had held several positions like President, 7th Ward Congress Committee (1970–75); Convener, Block Youth Congress, Palluruthy (1971–80); General Secretary. Cochin Taluk INTUC (1971–76), Kerala INTUC (1986–91), DCC Ernakulam (1978–86); Treasurer, KPCC (1991–96); President of Ernakulam District Congress (I) Committee; Member of KPCC; Member of Kerala State Election Congress (I) Committee; Organising Secretary & General Secretary of INTUC (Kerala); AICC Observer to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. He is also a member of General Council of INTUC (trade union wing of the Indian National Congress) since 1976.
Thomas holds an MSc degree in Chemistry and was a Professor of Chemistry for a period of 33 years at Sacred Heart College, Kochi, Kerala. He served as the Head of the Department (Chemistry) from 1 June 1999 to 31 May 2001.
Other positions that Thomas had held includes Member of Defence Consultative Committee; Member of Civil Aviation and Tourism Consultative Committee; Court Member of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Pondicherry University; Director Board Member of Marine Products Export Development Authority; Director of Cochin International Airport Limited; President of All Kerala Ration Dealers Association; Working President of Indian Rare Earth Employees Congress; Chairman of Indira Gandhi Co-operative Hospital, Ernakulam (1994–96), Member of Official Language Committee of the Kerala Legislative Assembly (2004–06).
- Govt. of India Council of Ministers
- Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members' Home Page
- AICC Members from Kerala
- Brief profiles of Ministers of State
- Kerala Legislature - Members
- Thomas Biodata of Mr. K. V. Thomas in Kerala Assembly election data base
- Profile of Prof. K. V. Thomas in Kerala legislative assembly website. Retrieved on 29, May 2009
- Profile Prof. K. V. Thomas in his Election Website. Retrieved on 29, May 2009
- Release the book `Ente Kumbalanghi' written by K. V. Thomas The Hindu. Nov 18, 2004. Retrieved on 29, May 2009
- Books Published by K. V. Thomas
- Prof. K V Thomas's Official Election Website
- Fifteenth Lok Sabha - Prof. K.V.Thomas's Bio profile page
- Prof. K. V. Thomas - A brief biography
|Member of Parliament from Ernakulam
2009 – present