The new Cabinet comprises 20 Ministers, including 10 new faces and two women.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive term in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
As many as 20 other members of the new Council of Ministers were also sworn in at the ceremony held at the Exhibition Ground. The Council of Ministers has 10 new faces, including two women.
Those who took oath as Cabinet Ministers were Ranendra Pratap Swain, Bikram Keshari Arukha, Prafulla Mallick, Padmanabha Behera, Pratap Jena, Niranjan Pujari, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Sudam Marandi, Susanta Singh, Naba Kishore Das and Tukuni Sahu. Mr. Marandi, a tribal leader from Mayurbhanj, took the oath in Santhali language.
Those who took oath as Ministers of State were Ashok Chandra Panda, Samir Ranjan Dash, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Dibya Shankar Mishra, Premananda Nayak, Raghunandan Das, Padmini Dian, Tusharkanti Behera and Jagannath Saraka.
Their portfolios were allocated later in the day, with Mr. Patnaik keeping Home, General Administration & Public Grievance with himself.
Here is the list of ministers and their portfolios:
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Home, General Administration & Public Grievance and any other Department specifically not assigned
Niranjan Pujari Finance, Excise
Bikram Keshari Arukha Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs
Prafulla Kumar Mallick Steel & Mines, Works
Ranendra Pratap Swain Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation
Padmanabha Behera Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport
Pratap Jena Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development
Arun Kumar Sahoo Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education
Sudam Marndi Revenue & Disaster Management
Susanta Singh Rural Development, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance
Naba Kisore Das Health & Family Welfare
Tukuni Sahu Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti
Ministers of State (Independent Charge):
Jagannath Sarka S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare
Dibya Shankar Mishra Energy; Industries; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ashok Chandra Panda Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability
Samir Ranjan Das School & Mass Education
Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi Tourism; Odia Language, Literature & Culture
Premananda Nayak Skill Development & Technical Education
Raghunandan Das Water Resources, Information & Public Relations
Padmini Dian Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts
Tusharkanti Behera Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services
Minister of State
Prafulla Kumar Mallick Home