Dr. Suman Billa appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism

Suman Birla

Dr Suman Billa has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. A 1996 batch Kerala cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer, Dr Billa was Secretary – Tourism, Kerala, prior to this appointment.

An M. Phil by qualitification, Dr Billa started his career as Assistant Collector in Alappuzha in 1998 and handled various responsibilities in both home cadre Kerala and in Central departments. Before becoming Secretary – Tourism, Kerala, he handled responsibilities of Collector, Palakkad; Director – Tourism, OSD Kochi Metro Rail Project; Chairman, Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, etc. He also served in the Departments of Defence, External Affairs, Rural Development, etc. in the Central government earlier.