The International Pepper Community announced that Dr. A. Jayathilak IAS, who
is the Chairman of the Spices Board of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Government of India, as the Chairman of the International Pepper Community to
serve the office till November 25, 2015.
India is now holding the chairmanship of the International Pepper Community
and Dr. Jayathilak assumed the office of the Chairman of IPC from Mr. Tran Kim
Long, Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Vietnam.
Dr. A. Jayathilak from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of 1991 batch-
Kerala Cadre is a post graduate in Medicine Surgery and a native of
Thiruvananthapuram. He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Spices Board in
2011 and is holding the additional charge of the Chairman of the Rubber Board
from Sept. 2014. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Jayathilak held posts in Govt. of
Kerala as Secretary & Director, Agriculture; Secretary, Water Resources
Department; Director, Rural Development; Director, Personal and General
Administration; District Collector, Kollam & Kozhikode; Managing Director,
KTDC; Managing Director, Industries, and Sub Collector, Mananthavadi. He also
held posts in Govt. of Chhattisgarh as Managing Director of the Tourism Board,
and Commissioner, Finance & Excise.
He Was the National Champion in the National Quiz while representing Medical
College, Thiruvananthapuram and Captained the Indian Quiz team in the
International Quiz at Islamabad in 1990 and a Member of the Kozhikode district
team in the categories of Air pistol, Standard pistol and Rapid fire pistol in
the Kerala State Shooting Championship.
He has implemented e-office (paperless office) system. Spices Board became
the first central government office in South India to be paperless when it
implemented e-office in its Head Quarters in Cochin. Under his Chairmanship, the
Spices Board has been conferred with Niryath Bandhu Award and it was received
from Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India.
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