11 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state in Naveen’s team


Bhubaneswar: While Naveen Patnaik will take oath as chief minister of Odisha for fifth consecutive time, 20 ministers including 11 cabinet ministers and nine ministers of state will also take oath on Wednesday.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday appointed 11 cabinet ministers and nine ministers of state on the recommendations of the chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Thus, the strength of the council of ministers is 21 including the chief minister which is within 15 % of the strength of the assembly as prescribed by Sarkaria Commission, said a press communiqué issued by the Raj Bhawan.

List of Cabinet Ministers:

  1. Ranendra Pratap Swain
  2. Bikram Keshari Arukha
  3. Prafulla Mallick
  4. Padmanabh Behera
  5. Pratap Jena
  6. Niranjan Pujari
  7. Arun Sahoo
  8. Sudam Marandi
  9. Sushant Singh
  10. Naba Kishore Das
  11. Tukuni Sahu

List of Ministers of State:

  1. Ashok Chandra Panda
  2. Sameer Ranjan Dash
  3. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi
  4. Dibya Shankar Mishra
  5. Premananda Nayak
  6. Raghunandan Das
  7. Padmini Dian
  8. Tusharkanti Behera
  9. Jagannath Saraka