Mr.Jacob Easow is the Additional Private Secretary to the Minister for Urban Affairs, Government of Kerala. Formerly he was Additional Chief Town Planner, Department of Town and Country Planning. He is the Chairman of Institute of Town Planners, India, Kerala Regional Chapter and also the Secretary of the Society for 'Our Space'
He is a graduate in civil engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala and obtained Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He took the initiative to design an innovative methodology for local and district planning in line with the Constitution of India and piloted the Kollam District Plan, a model that was later replicated in 6 more districts. He formulated a scheme forpreparation of Development Plan for all towns in Kerala. Nearly 25 developments plans were completed under the scheme in a short span of two and half years. State Urbanisation Report was also prepared under his leadership. He has published more than 30 papers.