Condolences for Oommen Chandy’s demise
The cabinet has observed deep condolences for the demise of former Chief Minister and current MLA representing Puthuppally assembly constituency, Oommen Chandy.

Condolence resolution passed by the cabinet:-
“The cabinet meeting expresses deep condolences on the demise of former Chief Minister and the MLA representing Puthuppally constituency, Oommen Chandy and the condolences are extended to his dear and near.

The cabinet fondly remember and honour the contributions made by Oommen Chandy to Kerala. Oommen Chandy’s place is among the personalities who could elevate their stature well above the positions that they had been holding.

Oommen Chandy who had made his entry to Congress through KSU and worked in the leadership of the party, the state government and opposition had also played a great role in taking the democratic process forward.

He had made his mark as an administrator who could give ample stress to the people’s welfare, the development of the state and as a prominent leader in the opposition who could effectively present various issues affecting the public. Ever since his election to the Legislative Assembly in the year 1970 from Puthuppally, Oommen Chandy went on to represent the constituency till his demise. Continuing as as an MLA for 53 years, that too by getting elected from the same constituency and remaining undefeated are the records held by Omman Chandy only. He had won consecutively for 12 times. His contributions as minister who held finance as well as home portfolios and as the Chief Minister are commendable. His political contributions as UDF convenor was also remarkable.

Legislative Assembly session to start from 7th August 2023
It was decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the 9th session of the 15th Kerala Assembly from 7th August 2023 onwards.

Pay revision
It was decided to implement 7th central pay revision to the science section employees in the Institute of Advanced Virology.

The 11th pay revision as per the state government order dt 10/02/2021 will be sanctioned to the administrative/technical employees, subject to relevant norms regarding this.

11th pay commission benefits will be sanctioned to those in the government recognised permanent posts in the Kerala Handicrafts Skilled Workers Welfare Scheme, who have become the employees of Kerala Unorganised Workers Social Security Board, subject to the relevant norms regarding this.