National Games Secretariat (NGS)

The 35th National Games Secretariat is the nodal agency set up by the Government of Kerala for the 35th National Games. It is the institutional arm for Sports Infrastructure creation & the conduct of the Games and has been registered as a society under Travancore – Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act – 1955 for the effective monitoring of all projects for Games.  


The Secretariat is located at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram.


NGS is an autonomous body and functions under the guidance of a Governing Body.  The management and control of affairs of the Secretariat is entrusted with this body.  Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala is the Chairman of the Governing Body and Hon'ble Sports Minister is the Working Chairman.


The following are the NGS working group:

Name Designation
Jacob Punnoose IPS (Retd) Chief Commissioner & Principal Co-ordinator
Mohana Kumar N Chief Engineer
K. Nazarudeen Administrative Officer
P.V. Rajan Senior Finance Officer
Rajasasi K Senior Superintendent
R. Anil Kumar Deputy Chief Engineer (Civil) & Co-ordinator
Kishanchandu S Executive Engineer (Civil)
R. Biju Assistant Engineer (Civil)
K.P. Biju
Lini James V.J
Anandakrishnan. C
Mayarani V
Pradeep Kumar K.P
Balamohan N.S
Vaisakh S.R Assistant Engineer (Electrical)
R. Krishnakumar Liaison Officer
Muralee Krishnan R Office Assistant
Jibin Shah
Rakesh Paul Office Assistant
L.B. Dhanya Lower Division Clerk
Parameswaran Pillai V Confidential Assistant to CEO
Angel Jose Data Entry Operator
Sreedevi R
Shibu Kumar S
Sreevidya U Accountant/ Assistant
Mahajubin H Telephone Operator
Vishnu V Office Attendant
Sunil Kumar B
Murugan T
Smt. Glory N Part time Sweeper
Sasidharan A Accountant
A. Mohammed Osman Project Officer


Assets of Officers at NGS


Objectives of the National Games Secretariat


The 35th National Games Secretariat has set out before it the following objectives:

  • To take up activities and make investments through various implementing agencies/ line departments of the state government leading to: -
    1. Creation of sports infrastructure of International standard for National Games 
    2. Improvement of existing sports infrastructure in Kerala
    3. Strengthening the sports policy framework and improving State Government’s long-term capacity for strategic sports planning
  • To construct new sports infrastructure for conduct of National Games

  • To upgrade the existing sports infrastructure in Kerala especially Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

  • To procure all types of sports equipments in consultation with state sports associations and National Federations.

  • To draw up extensive skill upgradation and talent scouting programmes for sports persons and new talents in consultation with state association and National Federations.

  • To develop accommodation facilities for the participants and officials of National Games – 2015 in a planned and phased manner.

  • To make all arrangements for the smooth conduct of the National Games-2015 as per schedule.

  • To act as an interface between the stakeholders viz Government of Kerala, Government of India, Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Kerala Olympic Association (KOA), Kerala State Sports Council and National Federations.

  • To undertake all activities that may be necessary for implementation of National Games 2015, particularly for the achievement of the objectives referred to in clause-3 above. 

  • To create duly empowered management mechanism, through participation of various government departments and autonomous institutions including NGOs, State Associations, Indian Olympic Association etc. as may be deemed necessary for achievement of objectives of the 35th national Games Secretariat. 

  • To undertake innovative initiatives in areas related to architectural details and project monitoring of various sorts of infrastructure projects.

  • To take suitable and experienced technical, administrative and office personnel in the National Games Secretariat on deputation subject to following the procedures laid down by the State Government. 

  • To make rules and regulations for conduct of activities of the National Games Secretariat and it affiliates.

  • To accept grants of money, securities of property and to undertake/accept management of any endowment consistent with the objectives of the National Games Secretariat.

  • To prepare periodic reports, monthly, quarterly and annual accounts of the National Games Secretariat.

  • To purchase, hire, take on lease, exchange or otherwise acquire property both movable and immovable, in pursuance of objectives of National Games Secretariat with the prior approval by the Government.

  • To commit expenditure as received from Government or any other source in pursuance of objectives of National Games Secretariat.

  • To take all such actions, including those not mentioned above, as may be necessary for or incidental to achievements of National Games Secretariat’s objectives.