Bhubaneswar: After effecting a major ministry reshuffle, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday allocated portfolios among the ministers while he kept as many as four portfolios for himself.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik kept Home, General Administration, Water Resources and Works with himself without any change.
However, there has been a major overhaul in his cabinet.
While cabinet ministers Damodar Rout, Pradeep Maharathy, Bikram Keshari Arukh, Usha Devi, Badri Narayan Patra and Bijayshree Routray got new portfolios, minister of state Ramesh Majhi and Prafulla Mallick were elevated to cabinet rank.
However, portfolios of Snehangini Chhuria and Ashok Chandra Panda were kept unchanged.
Sashibhusan Behera – Finance and Excise
Dr. Damodar Rout – Agriculture, Public Enterprises
Pradeep Maharathy – Panchayati Raj
Maheswar Mohanty – Revenue, Disaster Management
Bikram Keshari Arukha – Rural Development & Parliamentary Affairs, I&PR
Usha Devi – Planning & Convergence, Technical Education
Badri Narayan Patra – School and Mass Education
Prafulla Samal – Women & Child Development, Social Security
Pratap Jena – Health
Prafulla Mallick – Energy, Steel & Mines
Surya Narayan Patro – Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation
Bijayshree Routray – Forest and Environment
Niranjan Pujari – Industries and Urban Development
Ramesh Majhi – S.T. & S.C. Development
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
Ananta Das – Higher Education
Nrusingha Charan Sahu – Commerce and Transport
Sushant Singh – Labour and ESI
Chandrasarathi Behera – Sports and Youth Affairs, IT
Snehangini Chhuria – Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts.
Ashok Chandra Panda – Tourism & Culture