by the media
one portion of courage, one point of integrity, one portion
of dynamism and add a pinch of foolhardiness and you have
-The Hindustan Times
saga of courage. Demonstrates that one man can make the difference."
-Srivasthava Krishna in Biblio
to make a difference. He is one of the few who still dares
to dream of a clean system."
did show rare grit and determination. He demonstrated that
if you really put your mind to task, you can overcome even
the toughest opposition or obstacles."
brings imagination, courage and incredible drive. Nothing
is allowed to come his way. What is impressive is Alphons
passion and ability to do something about it."
-KPS Menon in Indian Review of books.
in the year 1954 as the son of KV Joseph and Brijith Joseph,
Alphons was an average student in his school days. Soon after
the matriculation, Alphons moved to New Delhi for higher studies.
After completing his post graduation from the Jawharlal Nehru
University, he succeeded in getting into the Indian Administrative
An IAS officer of the 1979 cadre, he cleansed the polluted
world of bureaucracy with his sagacious administrative skills.
Listed as one of top 100 young global leaders by Time magazine
in 1994, he disproved the widespread belief that corruption
is pervasive and so is difficult to do away with.
says, "corruption is not a government policy and therefore
I am free to criticize it."
Present Scenario :
Land Revenue Commissioner K. J. Alphons Kannanthanam
resigned from the Indian Administrative Service to contest
for a seat in the Assembly.
has been sounded for contest from the Kanjirappally constituency
as a Left Democratic Front candidate.
am a people's man who worked for the benefit of the citizen.
The citizen is most important for me. Everything in my official
life revolved around the citizen. In future also, it will
continue to revolve round the citizen,'' he said in reference
to his decision to enter politics.
has achieved a great sucess by bold positions he had taken
on various issues.Mr.
Kannanthanam Alphons was also behind several campaigns for
-He was in the Time magazine's list of 100 young global leaders
for the new Millennium in 1994.
-Kottayam district achieved a quality health index better
than that of the U.S. when he was Collector there.
-During his tenure, Kottayam become the first 100 per cent
literate town in the country.
-He led the demolition of 14,310 unauthorised buildings in
New Delhi as the Commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority.
-He started a non-governmental organisation, Janashakti, to
crusade against corruption at all levels. Janashakthi has
been running a project from 1994 in Nanglamachi, one of the
biggest slums in Delhi.
autobiography, `Making a Difference,' is a best seller.
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