Joy Vazhayil known as VP Joy(born 30 June 1963) is a Malayalam poet, writer, researcher and administrator from India. He is also known for books and research papers on the energy policy and also on philosophy of education, mind and metaphysics. He has published several literary works in Malayalam language, mainly poetic compositions.
During his official career spanning more than three and a half decades, he has held important assignments in the Government of India as well as in the State Government of Kerala, India known by his official name V. P. Joy.
Joy took charge as the Chief Secretary of State of Kerala, India on 28 February 2021. He is from the batch of 1987 of Indian Administrative Service. Joy Vazhayil joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center as Scientist/Engineer in 1985 and worked on the control and guidance of launch vehicles.
Later he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1987 and held various positions in the Government of Kerala and the Government of India.