Nagaland CM Zeliang allocates portfolios to ministers, parliamentary secretaries
Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang on Wednesday allocated the portfolios to his council of ministers including advisers and parliamentary secretaries, completing all formalities to let the jumbo-sized ministry take charge.
Zeliang, who was appointed the chief minister on July 19, has kept with himself the portfolios of Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and any portfolio not allocated to any minister.
Zeliang had won the trust vote in the Assembly on July 21 and had first expanded his ministry by inducting 10 ministers on July 22 and on July 24 inducted one more minister.
On July 25, Zeliang had appointed nine advisors with cabinet minister rank and 26 parliamentary secretaries.
The portfolios of new ministers were announced last mid-night.
Y Patton has been given the crucial Home department, while G Kaito Aye will be in charge of the National Highways and Political Affairs department, Imkong L Imchen is the new Health and Family Welfare minister.
Tokheho Yepthomi has got the School Education and Parliamentary Affairs department, Kipili Sangtam is the new Power minister while Neikiesalie Nicky Kire has got Roads and Bridges department.
According to the notification issued by the cabinet secretary, Pankaj Kumar, all the Advisors have been given the status of cabinet ministers to assist the chief minister.