Dimapur, July 23: The PDA Government in the state has affected a minor re-shuffle in the portfolios of the Ministers and Advisors today.
According to a notification issued by Cabinet Secretary, Temjen Toy, the Governor of Nagaland, on the advice of the Chief Minister has re-allocated the portfolios and business of the Government among the Ministers under the provision of Rule 5 (1) of the Rules of Executive Business of the Government of Nagaland and re-assigned the Departments to the Advisors to the Chief Minister.
According, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio will hold Finance, Personnel & Administrative Reforms, and any other portfolio not allotted. Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton would hold Home and Roads & Bridges.
G Kaito Aye — Agriculture & Cooperation
C M Chang —Forest, Environment & Climate Change
Neiba Kronu—Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs
S Pangnyu Phom—Health & Family Welfare
P Paiwang Konyak—Transport, Civil Aviation & Railways, Land Resources
Jacob Zhimomi—Public Health Engineering
Metsubo Jamir—Rural Development
Tongpang Ozukum—Housing, Mechanical
V Kashiho Sangtam—Soil & Water Conservation, Geology & Mining
Temjen Imna Along—Higher & Technical Education, Tribal Affairs
Advisors to Chief Minister
Noke Wangnao—Social Welfare, Home Guards & Civil Defence
Pohwang Konyak—Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief & Rehabilitation
Pukhayi—Food & Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection, Justice & Law
R Khing—Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Women Resource Development
Mmhonlumo Kikon—Information Technology & Communication, Science & Technlogy, New & Renewable Energy
Dr. Longrineken—Treasuries & Accounts, National Highways
Zhaleo Rio—Sericulture, Excise, Minority Affairs
Namri Nchang—Water Resources
L Khumo—Fisheries, Evaluation, Economics & statistics
K Tokugha Sukhalu—School Education
Kazheto Kinimi—CAWD, NSDMA
Mhathung Yanthan—Horticulture, Border Affairs
Khehovi Yepthomi—Tourism, Art & Culture
N Bongkhao Konyak—DUDA
H Haiying—Prisons, Printing & Stationery
Imnatiba—Industries & Commerce, Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Er Zale Neikha—Youth Resources & Sports.
The Cabinet Secretary reiterated that the arrangement is to help utilize the vast and practical experience of the members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for the benefit of public at large.
The Advisors would render their advice on matters that are referred to them by the concerned Department for their views/suggestions before the issue is put up to the concerned Minister in charge for decision.
The Advisors would not be eligible for any pay, salary, emoluments, remuneration or any perk/advantages of any kind, from the Government of Nagaland other than what is normally admissible to them as Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly through the Assembly Secretariat, the notification stated. (Page News Service)