Smt. K B Valsala Kumari IAS

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Indian Administrative Service

Dr. K B Valsala Kumari, an IAS officer who is always active and an element of inspiration. She is truly the epitome of vibrant nature, skilled and empathetic in every manner when it comes to society and people. She has served in many major societal departments as she always empowered people and represented them. Her enterprising character is what fuels her plans for the nation building. A holistic approach in perception makes her a leader and true motivator. She has been mentoring to a number of budging and enterprising entrepreneurs around the world. She did her M.A. from University of Delhi and M.A.,MCRS and Ph.D from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Her international exposure has also benefited those who approach her for resolving the bottlenecks they face in their career. She joined service as a directly recruited Deputy Collector. And has served in several subdivisions as R.D.O and Sub divisional Magistrate.

She served as the District Collector of Pathanamthitta and formed Sabarimala Sanitation Society for the sanitation work in Sabarimala. She was the first Secretary of the Kerala State Womens Commission.She has also been in the position of the Director of departments like Social Welfare, Fisheries, Survey and Land Records and many more.

Smt. Valsala Kumari was the Commissioner of Land Revenue and also Commissioner of Food and Civil Supplies. She was Secretary to government in various departments like Public Works, Housing, Agriculture, Labour and Rehabilitation etc.She retired from service as the Principal Secretary to Government in the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management.

Even after retirement this great personality has continued to be a supporting individual for the needy. When people like her initiate a project, then it is time and again proved that projects are lead to the finish lines without flaws. Kudumbasree project is ventured successfully and it genuinely upgraded the empowerment of women in villages of Kerala, in both economical and social aspects. She is a real aspiration for many generations to come.