KNOW THE MINISTER

FINANCE MINISTER
Finance Minsiter
Dr.T.M Thomas Isaac

Son of Shri T.P. Mathew and Smt. Saramma Mathew; born at Kottappuram, near Kodungallur on 26th September 1952; Ph.D in Economics; Economist, Political Worker.

Started Political life as an S.F.I. activist (1971); was S.F.I. Office bearer of Ernakulam Maharaja's College Union (1973-74); S.F.I. Ernakulam District President (1974-80); President, S.F.I. State Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre for Development studies from 1980 to 2001. Awarded Doctorate in 1985; was State planning Board Member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir Centre (C.I.T.U), Parliamentary Party Secretary of C.P.I. (M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly (2001-2006); C.P.I. (M) State Committee Member Since 1991; was Minister for Finance (2006-2011).

Published a number of articles on Economics, Planning and Politics in the leading Regional, National and International Periodicals. Presented Lectures and Papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars. Currently, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

Portfolios

Finance

Treasuries

National Savings

Stores Purchase

Commercial Taxes

State Insurance

State Audit

Lotteries

Kerala Financial Corporation

KSFE

Agricultural Income Tax

Stamps And Stamp Duties

Coir

Elected to Assembly 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
Publications in English

Science for Social Revolution (with Dr. B. Ekbal) (1989)

Modernisation and Employment : The coir Industry in Kerala (with R.A. Van Stuijveberg and K.N. Nair) (1984).

Democracy at Work in an Industrial Co-operative : The story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi (with Richard W. Franke and Pyaralal Raghavan) (1998)

Local Democracy and Development: People's Campaign for De Centralised Planning (With Richard W. Franke) (2000)

Publications in Malayalam

Kariyunna Kalpavriksham (with M.P. Parameswaran) (1984)

Daridryathinte Arthasasthram (1985)

Arthasasthram Harisree (1986)

Lokabankum Nanayanidhiyum (1986)

Keralam: Mannum Manushyanum (1987)

Keezhadangalinte Arthasasthram (with N. Harilal) (1991)

Alappuzhayude Samarapatha (1996)

Janakeeyasoothranam : Chodhyangalum Utharangalum (1998)

Janakeeyasoothranam : Sidhanthavum Prayogavum (1998)

Janakeeyasoothranathinte Rashtriyam (2005)

Kerala Vikasanam : Janapakshathuninnulla Porattam (2006).

Languages Known Malayalam,English
Countries Visited USA, U.K, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, Srilanka, South Africa
Hobbies Reading
Literary Activities Published a number of articles and books on Economics,Planning and Politics