Mr V R Krishna Teja Mylavarapu IAS will be the new Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
Mr. Teja will assume charge as Director, Tourism, replacing Mr P Bala Kiran IAS, who has been posted as Director of Census Operations/ Director of Citizen Registrations of Andhra Pradesh by the Union Government under the Central Staffing Scheme. Mr. Teja will also continue as Managing Director Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).
Mr. Teja, an IAS officer of 2015 batch, has helmed projects to renovate and effectively market the properties of KTDC, and improve the quality of its hospitality services. It was during his stint as MD, KTDC, that its flagship property Hotel Mascot in the state capital earned the Five Star Status coinciding with its centenary.