G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, has assumed office as Chairman and Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). A 1990 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, Rao is Additional Secretary, Government of India. His last assignment was as Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Govt. of Kerala.
Rao brings with him rich and diverse experience, having earlier held key posts as Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Govt. of Kerala; Secretary, Tourism with charge of Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies, Kerala; Chairman of Indian Tobacco Board; Managing Director of SC /ST Corporation in Andhra Pradesh and in the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.