After much speculation, VS Achuthananthan has finally got a Cabinet post in the LDF government. The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday approved the appointment of VS as chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC), with a Cabinet rank.
Former chief secretary Neela Gangadharan and C P Nair will be the other members of the ARC. This will be Keralaâ€™s fourth ARC.
The LDF government has conferred the post to VS with cabinet rank, by amending the relevant law. The draft bill for the same was approved by the state Cabinet.
The ARCâ€™s main functions include monitoring the working of the administrative machinery in the state to make it result-oriented and recommending measures for developmental activities in the state.
Earlier, there was controversy over a purported note in which VS had allegedly demanded a plum post during the swearing-in ceremony of the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala.