Dr.T.M Thomas Isaac
Son of Shri T.P. Mathew and Smt. Saramma Mathew; born at Kottappuram, near Kodungallur on 26th September 1952; Ph.D in Economics; Economist, Political Worker.
Started Political life as an S.F.I. activist (1971); was S.F.I. Office bearer of Ernakulam Maharaja's College Union (1973-74); S.F.I. Ernakulam District President (1974-80); President, S.F.I. State Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre for Development studies from 1980 to 2001. Awarded Doctorate in 1985; was State planning Board Member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir Centre (C.I.T.U), Parliamentary Party Secretary of C.P.I. (M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly (2001-2006); C.P.I. (M) State Committee Member Since 1991; was Minister for Finance (2006-2011).
Published a number of articles on Economics, Planning and Politics in the leading Regional, National and International Periodicals. Presented Lectures and Papers in National and International Conferences and Seminars.
Currently, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.