KERALA NIYAMASABHA

THOMAS ISAAC

 

 

Dr. Thomas Issac

 




Room No. 118, First Floor, North Block, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram - 695001,
Phone: ++91-471-2333849, 2333772, Mobile: ++91-9447733600
email: minister-finance@kerala.gov.in

Date of Birth: 26 September, 1952
Place of Birth: Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala
Father: T P Mathew
Mother: Saramma Mathew

Education:

1985 Ph.D., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Thesis Title: “Class Struggle and Industrial Structure: A Study of Coir Weaving Industry in Kerala, 1859-1980”
1978 M. Phil., Economics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
1977 M. A., Economics University Of Kerala, Trivandrum
1974 B. A., Economics University Of Kerala, Trivandrum

Research Experience:

Honorary Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Associate Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Research Associate At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum

Publications – Books only In English

1989
"Science for Social Revolution" With Dr. B Ekbal, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad

1992
“Modernisation And Employment: The Coir Industry in Kerala” With R. A. Van Stuijvenberg and K. N. Nair. Indo-Dutch Studies on Development Alternatives, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

1998
"Democracy At Work In An Industrial Co-Operative: The Story Of Kerala Dinesh Beedi" With Richard W Franke And Pyaralal Raghavan

2000
"Local Democracy And Development: Peoples' Campaign For Decentralised Planning" With Richard W Franke,

In Malayalam

1983
“The Withering Coconut” Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad. Trivandrum.

1985
“Political Economy of Poverty”, Chintha Publishers Trivandrum.

1987
“Economic Crisis in the Capitalist World” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum “ABC of Political Economy” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum

1988
“The World Bank and IMF”, Social Scientist Press. Trivandrum “Kerala: Land And Man” Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad Trivandrum.

1989
“Science For Social Revolution: The Experience of Kerala” Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Trivandrum

2005
“The Politics of Peoples Plan Campaign” DC Books, Kottayam

2008
“Hidden Folios of Liberation Struggle” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum“How Mirages form – Experience of Kanjikuzhy” DC Books Kottayam

 

Teaching Experience

Courses taught during the last five years at the Centre for Development Studies
Poverty, unemployment and income distribution.Trends in population, labour force and occupational structureGrowth and long distance trade, transportation and manufacturing in independent India.

Areas of Specialisation

Political Economy of Kerala Labour History of KeralaProblems of formation of industrial organisation, agrarian structures and social movements.
Decentralised Planning
Government and Nonprofit Organization Positions Held

2007
Chairman of the sub-committee of Panchayati Raj Ministers

2006
Re-elected as Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly from Mararikulam Assembly segment and at present Finance Minister of Kerala

2001
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Mararikulam Assembly segment

1996
Member of Kerala State Planning Board, 1996-1999.

1994
Secretary of Academic Committee, International Congress on Kerala Studies, 1994.

1991
Chairman of Special Task Force, Coir Industry, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum.

1987
Member of Executive Committee and Governing Body, Centre for Earth Sciences, Trivandrum
1987-1991.

Member of Advisory Board, Kerala State Gazateer, Trivandrum, 1987-1991.

Member of Research Advisory Committee, Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Palghat,

1987-1995.

Member of Executive Committee, Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad, Trivandrum

1988

Member of Steering Committee on Decentralised Planning and Planning for Rural Development, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum 1988-1990.

Member of Steering Committee on Industry and Mining, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum 1988-1990.

Political
University Union Councilor from Ernakulam Maharajas College Union (1973-74)

SFI Ernakulam District President and SFI State Committee Member (1974-80)Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Committee Member since 1989Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Secretariat Member since 2002 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Central Committee Member 2008


 

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