Raju Narayana Swamy
|Raju Narayana Swamy|
24 May 1968 |
Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala, India
|Alma mater||Indian Institute of Technology Madras|
Raju Narayana Swamy (born 24 May 1968) is an Indian bureaucrat. He is an officer in the Indian Administrative Service and was until recently Commissioner, Civil Supplies Department of Kerala before being allegedly removed for trying to expose corruption.
Swamy studied at Sacred Heart High School, Changanacherry, Kerala. In 1983, he stood first in Kerala in Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination. Two years later, he came out first in the predegree examination of MG University.
Swamy obtained his bachelors degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He also secured the first rank in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), conducted for admission to postgraduate engineering courses in India. In 1991, he obtained the first rank in Civil Services Examination and entered the Indian Administrative Service.
In August 2011, he was awarded a doctorate degree by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Narayana Swamy's career has been marked with political controversies. After the V. S. Achuthanandan led LDF government came into power in Kerala, Narayana Swamy was appointed as the collector of Idukki district and was given charge of Munnar land evacuations. During his investigations, he inquired into an illegal land deal by the son and daughter of the then public works minister T. U. Kuruvilla who had to resign over the issue. He also proceeded against the former minister P. J. Joseph and his relatives regarding their alleged illegal landholdings.
Swamy has 25 books to his credit. He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award for a travelogue, Santhimantram Muzhangunna Thazvarayil. His other works include Niram Mangiya Vazhithara, which is a translation of The Road of Lost Innocence, the English version of the French memoirs by Somaly Mam.
He was one of the receipients of the fourth IRDS awards for public service, awarded by the Lucknow based Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS).
- "കോടതി വിളിച്ചാല് തീര്ചയായും താന് സത്യം ബോധിപ്പിക്കുമെന്ന് രാജു നാരായണസ്വാമി". കേരള വാര്ത്ത (in Malayalam). 26 Jan 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Rank Holders in the SSLC Examination - Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School". Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Steady and Stoic". The New Indian Express. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Convocation ’11 for Graduating Students". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Raju Narayanaswamy, IIT, IAS, Kerala’s clean-up officer". The Indian Express. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Raju Narayanaswamy assumes charge". The Hindu. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
- Pradeep, K. (2010-07-01). "‘Principles' of writing; of living too". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
- "प्रिंट में सन्नी हुन्दल एवं इलेक्ट्रानिक मीडिया में सिमरन सेठी को आईआरडीएस अवार्ड". Badas4Media (in Hindi). 11 Feb 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
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