Adeela Abdulla

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Adeela Abdulla
Born (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 36)
OccupationDirector, Fisheries, Government of Kerala. Former Director of Women and Child Development of Kerala, former Wayanad Collector, Alapuzha collector Former CEO Life Mission Kerala, Doctor

Adeela Abdullah is an Indian Administrative Service officer (Kerala cadre 2012 batch) and director of the Women and Child Development Department. Adeela also has the additional charge of Gender Park CEO and state lottery department director. First Muslim woman to pass the civil service examination from Malabar area of Kerala state. The civil service provided temporary service in the health center at Agali, Mannarkkad.

Early life[edit]

Adeela Abdulla was born to Abdulla and Biyyathu. She did her school education from Good Faith School Kuttyadi and MES residential school Chathamangalam. She earned her MBBS from MES medical college Perinthalmanna. She married Dr. Rabeeh from Perinthalmanna. Her Civil Service training was in Delhi, including Hamdard Study Circle.[1][2]


After working as a Sub-Collector Trainee in Kannur District, she was appointed Sub-Collector of Tirur in Malappuram District.[3][4]


As the Fort Kochi sub-collector she acted against illegal encroachment worth Rs 60 crore in various parts of the city and began the process of eviction. She attracted the full attention of Kerala. She was transferred to Life Mission Kerala corporation and appointed CEO.[5] A controversy emerged over the contract with Uralungal Labor Contract Co-Operative Society, the sole contractor who had participated for the contract for district-level apartment construction. She refused to give the contract. She then left to give birth to her third child.


  1. ^ "The first Muslim woman has pass the civil service examination from Malabar".
  2. ^ "The first Muslim woman has pass the civil service examination from Malabar".
  3. ^ "New Collector of Alappuzha District-".
  4. ^ "Dr.Adeela Abdulla will be the new Collector of Alappuzha District -".
  5. ^ "AdeelaAbdulla Against land mafia".