PM Deuba expands Cabinet inducting 19 new ministers
Jul 26, 2017-
More than a month and a half after he was appointed to the top executive post, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday expanded his Cabinet by inducting 19 new ministers.
PM Deuba today appointed ten ministers from his party Nepali Congress, six from CPN (Maoist Centre), two from Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik and two from CPN (United).
President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers at Sheetal Niwas this afternoon.
Though PM Deuba wanted to expand his Cabinet on Tuesday, failure to address intra-party feud over ministerial berths led to cancellation of the plan.
|Bhimsen Das||Minister for Defence|
|Bir Bahadur Balayar||Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport|
|Yagya Bahadur Thapa||Minister for Law|
|Min Bishwokarma||Minister for Commerce|
|Mohan Basnet||Minister for Information and Communications|
|Sanjay Gautam||Minister for Irrigation|
|Ram Krishna Yadav||Minister for Agriculture|
|Rajan KC||Minister for Youth and Sports|
|Ambika Basnet||Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation|
|Mahendra Yadav||Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation|
|CPN (Maoist Centre)|
|Girirajmani Pokharel||Minister for Health|
|Mahendra Bahadur Shahi||Minister for Energy|
|Tek Bahadur Basent||Minister for General Administration|
|Shiva Kumar Mandal||Minister for Supplies|
|Santa Kumar Tharu Chaudhary||Minister for Livestock Development|
|Asha Khanal Koirala||Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare|
|Madhesi Janadhikari Forum-Loktantrik|
|Jitendra Narayan Dev||Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation|
|Gopal Dahit||Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation|
|Mithila Chaudhary||Minister for Population and Environment|
Deuba had formed a small Cabinet by inducting seven ministers including three Deputy Prime Ministers (DPMs) after being elected as 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on June 6.
From Nepali Congress, Gopal Man Shrestha was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki and Farmullah Mansoor were appointed as Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour and Employment respectively.
Likewise, Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN (Maoist Centre) was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Similarly, CPN (MC) leader Janardan Sharma was appointed as Minister for Home Affairs and Prabhu Sah was appointed as minister without portfolio.
Published: 26-07-2017 16:57