Thiruvananthapuram: IT Secretary and expelled Principal Secretary to the chief minister S Shiv Shankar helped Arun Balachandran to have procured top post at the government. Arun Balachandran, the former IT fellow to the Chief Minister who rented flat for Swpana Suresh, the key accused in the gold smuggling case. He was bestowed with top posts at the government despite having dismissed as an IT fellow to the chief minister and intelligence report warning against him. He was appointed in the executive committee of the Dream Kerala project envisaged for the Keralites in theGulf Countries.
Dream Kerala, a multi-crore project envisaged for the rehabilitation of the expatriate Keralites in the Gulf countries and for the comprehensive development of the State. Arun Balachandran was posted among the IAS officers iT top officers at the executive committee proposed to set up campaign Hackathon and functioning of the project.
He was designated as the Marketing and Operations Director of IT Parks for the last time.