THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Monday approved the appointment of 1983 batch Karnataka cadre IAS KP Krishnan as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship with immediate effect. It was decided in the month of November itself that Krishnan would succeed Rohit Nandan as secretary in the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, as Nandan is set to retire in January end. A Tamil from Delhi, Krishnan was allotted Karnataka cadre, which is why he is fluent in four languages —English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. First, here is the list of degrees that Krishnan possesses — LLB, MBA, MA and PhD in economics. He did his doctorate in economics and finance from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
As an IAS he served both in the state and the Centre. In early 2000s, he was the managing director of Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation Ltd. In Karnataka, he served as secretary in urban development and finance departments.
Between 2005 and 2010, he was a joint secretary in the department of economic affairs (DEA) under the ministry of finance before getting appointed as secretary of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to the Prime Minister in the rank and pay of a GoI joint secretary. In department of economic affairs, he handled subjects such as capital markets.
He then became resident commissioner in Delhi’s Karnataka Bhawan before re-joining the finance ministry, as additional secretary and Director General in directorate of currency. Since, October 2014 he has been serving as additional secretary and then special secretary in the department of land resources under the ministry of rural development.