ITANAGAR(PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has made some changes in portfolios of his council of ministers. According to an official release on Wednesday, RWD Minister Kumar Waii has been given additional charge of Home while Water Resource Development (WRD), Geology and Mining minister Kamlung Mossang would handle additional charge of Food and Civil Supplies. Animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development minister Rajesh Tacho would handle additional portfolio of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Jomde Kena has been made new health and family welfare minister while his earlier portfolios of Transport, Supply and Transport, Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs has been withdrawn and attached with Chief Minister. The chief minister also allocated portfolios to 25 newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries out of total 26, who were sworn in on Sunday.
Accordingly, Thangwang Wangham is in charge of Power (Electrical) while Gojen Gadi is the parliamentary secretary for WCD, SJETA & Land Management) Phurpa Tsering (Health Services) and Tirong Aboh (Geology & Mining), an official release informed. C T Mein has been given the charge of Environment and Forest, while Punji Mara got the department of Horticulture, Phosum Khimhun (Hydro power), Jambey Tashi (RWD), P D Sona (Tourism), Bamang Felix (Education), Markio Tado (Food & Civil Supply), Likha Saaya (Transport, Supply & Transport), Gum Tayeng (WRD), Tapuk Taku (Tax & Excise) and Kumsi Sidisow (PHED).
Karya Bagang got the portfolio of Industries, Textile & Handicrafts, Nikh Kamin (Disaster Management), Techi Kaso (UD, Housing, Town Planning & Municipal Affairs), Mutchu Mithi (PWD), Pani Taram (Home), Mama Natung (RD & Panchayati Raj), Tatung Jamoh (Agriculture), Nyamar Karbak (Sports & Youth Affairs), Dikto Yekar (Art & Culture) and Zingnu Namchoom (Planning).
Portfolio to former minister Jarkar Gamlin would be allocated within a day or two, the release added.