M. Sivasankar is the Secretary to Government, Electronics and IT department since June 2016. He is also holding the charge of Officer on special duty to the Chief Minister of Kerala.
Sivasankar, an Engineering Graduate and holds a Masters in Business Administration(MBA). He started his career as an officer with the Reserve Bank of India and was subsequently appointed as Deputy collector to the Government. He was elected to the Indian Administrative Service(IAS) in 1995.
He has served as secretary to Government of Kerala in various Departments such as Information Technology, Consumer Affairs, Civil Supplies, Land Revenue, Tourism, General education, Public works, Sports and Youth Affairs, Human Resource Development, Social Justice & Tribal welfare and Power. While holding the post of Secretary to Government, Power Department, he was appointed as the Chairman of Kerala State Electricity Board.
In his current portfolio he handles the Electronics and IT sector development and also leads the promotion of technology startups in the state.
He has visited several foreign countries and has delivered lectures and speeches on various subjects relating to Information Technology, Education and Power.