Suman Billa returns to MOT

Suman Billa has returned to MOT after a gap of 4 years as Additional Secretary replacing Rakesh Verma. He moved on from MOT in 2019 after taking up a role in UNWTO.

TT Bureau

Suman Billa has returned to Ministry of Tourism as Additional Secretary in place of Rakesh Verma, who has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. A 1996 batch IAS officer from the Kerala cadre, Billa was the Joint Secretary, Tourism, from 2014 to 2019, after which he joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as Director, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road. After this, he was appointed as Principal Secretary, Industries and NORKA, Government of Kerala until the recent move.

Billa is not new to tourism, he had also served as Tourism Secretary for Kerala and was part of some of the most iconic campaigns for the state tourism board. As Joint Secretary, Tourism, he was involved in planning the draft National Tourism Policy as well as conceptualising many campaigns of Incredible India across the world.

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