Before the controversy over the appointment of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s private secretary’s wife to Kannur University could end, the wife of an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) has run into trouble for allegedly misusing a government vehicle.
Poornima Mohan, wife of R Mohan (a former Indian Revenue Service official) who is the OSD to Vijayan, was found travelling in a state government car. Poornima, a teacher at the Sanskrit University, was caught commuting to and from college in the state vehicle. Visuals captured show her using the official car bearing a “Govt of Kerala” board.
CM Vijayan himself said on record in the State Assembly in 2018 that those misusing government vehicles would face strict penalties.
Early this year, Poornima (a Sanskrit teacher with the Kalady Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit)was appointed as the editor of the Malayalam Lexicon as it was in total violation of qualification guidelines. When the pressure mounted, she put in her papers and returned to her teaching job.