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Kannanthanam Joseph "K.J." Alphons, I.A.S. (born
8 August 1953) is an Indian civil servant, advocate, and Alphons Kannanthanam
politician. He is currently serving as the Union Minister
of Electronics and Information Technology, Culture,
and Tourism since 3 September 2017 under the BJP
Government of Narendra Modi. He is the 2nd BJP
Central Minister from Kerala in history after
O.Rajagopal.He is a retired civil servant. He belongs to
the 1979 batch of the IAS, Kerala cadre. He was in
Time Magazine's list of 100 Young Global Leaders. He Minister of State Electronics and Information
pioneered the literacy movement in India by making Technology
Kottayam the first 100% literate town in India in 1989.
As Commissioner of DDA, he demolished 14,310 Incumbent
illegal buildings in Delhi. Assumed office
3 September 2017
Alphons was born in Manimala, Kottayam district,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Kerala, India, and was a Left Front independent
Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) for Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Kanjirappally in Kottayam District, Kerala from 2006 Culture and Tourism
to 2011.[4] He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Incumbent
in 2011 and is a member of the BJP National
Assumed office
Executive.
3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Contents Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1 Early life 2006–2011
2 Career Constituency Kanjirappally
3 References
4 External links Personal details
Born 8 August 1953
Kottayam, Kerala, India

Early life Political party Bharatiya Janata Party[1][2]
Spouse(s) Sheela[3]
Alphons Kannanthanam was born in Manimala,
Children 2 sons
Kottayam District, to K.V.Joseph and Brijith Joseph.
His father was a World War II veteran who became a Website www.alphonskannanthanam.com
school teacher after the war. His parents had nine (http://www.alphonskannanthanam.com/)
children; they adopted two more from the orphanage.

Kannanthanam received his early education in Malayalam medium village schools near his place of birth. He
completed his masters in Economics, and was one of the toppers of the Civil Services Examination in the year
1979. He was the best inter university debater in India for three years, while in the University.

He worked in the Indian Administrative Service until 2006, when he was elected a Member of the Legislative

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