People changing at the helm, a routine thing now? Hmmmm…


Menon will now go back to his parent cadre as a financial officer for the railways. 

His three-year tenure at Kalakshetra was extendable up to five years, but the railways extended it only by a year. Menon could have sought to stay for another year, but he chose not to. He would have completed four years this month-end. Given his experience, he was eligible for a more senior position. 

“I was shocked to know that he is deputy director when he has a higher rank than that. In the government he would be at the joint secretary level,” said former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami who was appointed as Kalakshetra chairman in October. “He did tell me about the problems here. He is a connoisseur of music and dance,” Gopalaswami said. 

The ministry would soon advertise for a person for the deputy director post. When contacted, Menon refused to comment. 

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