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Ministers Get Portfolios

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Swearing-in Ceremony, new 21 Ministers got their portfolios. As per the recommendations of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Governor Ganeshi Lal issued an order distributing various Departments to the new Ministers.  

“In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Orissa Government Rules of Business framed under Clause (3) of Article 166 of the Constitution of India, I, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha do hereby, on the advice of the Chief Minister, allot the business of different departments/ branches of departments of Government to the following members of the Council of Ministers,” read an order issued by the Governor.

Ministers Naba Kishore Das, Ashok Panda and Prafulla Mallik continue with their Departments while Jagannath Saraka and Tusharkanti Behera have been given additional Departments. The portfolios of other Ministers have been changed.

Here are the detailed list of Ministers with their portfolios   

Cabinet Ministers

Jagannath Saraka– S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare, Law

Niranjan Pujari– Finance, Parliamentary Affairs

Ranendra Pratap Swain– Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development

Pradip Kumar Amat– Forest & Environment, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Information & Public Relations

Pramila Mallik– Revenue & Disaster Management

Usha Devi– Housing & Urban Development

Prafulla Kumar Mallick– Steel & Mines, Works

Pratap Keshari Deb– Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Energy

Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak– Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation

Naba Kisore Das– Health & Family Welfare

Tukuni Sahu– Water Resources, Commerce & Transport

Ashok Chandra Panda– Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability.

Rajendra Dholakia–Planning & Convergence

Ministers of State (Independent Charge) 

Samir Ranjan Dash–School & Mass Education

Aswini Kumar Patra—Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Excise

Pritiranjan Gharai–Rural Development, Skill Development & Technical Education

Srikanta Sahu–Labour & Employees’ State Insurance

Tusharkanti Behera–Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services along with MoS, Home  

Rohit Pujari–Higher Education

Rita Sahu–Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts

Basanti Hembram—Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti