Kerala government has decided to appoint former Kerala DGP and director general of Border Security Force chief Raman Srivastava as the advisor to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in matters related to police. He will be appointed to the rank of Chief Secretary without pay. 
 

The 1973 batch Kerala cadre IPS officer is one among the seven advisors to the Chief Minister, three of whom are serving without remuneration. The decision was taken after Chief Minister, who is also handling Home Affairs, was burdened with police related issues. 
 

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The police department has come under fire from various corners for its lapses in handling recent incidents. The Chief Minister himself agreed that there were lapses from the police in dealing with cases related to child abuse. 
 

Currently, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has six advisors, Gita Gopinath (finance), Prabha Varma (press), John Brittas (media), N K Jayakumar (law), M C Dathan (scientific matters) and C S Ranjit (development).