March 16, 2018 06:50 PM NPT
Photo: Dinesh Gole/Republica
KATHMANDU, Mar 16: 15 new ministers from CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have taken oath today at the Presidential office, Sheetal Niwas today.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government has appointed 15 new ministers, nine from CPN UML and six from Maoist Center.
The Oli led government is desegregating handful of ministries that were merged 22 days ago.
These are Ministry of Water Resources and Energy; Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare; Ministry of Labor and Employment; Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Newly elected ministers and their portfolio are:
Pradip Gyawali (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Gokarna Bista (Ministry of Labor and Employment)
Rabindra Adhikari (Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation)
Raghubir Mahaseth (Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport)
Jagat Bishwokarma (Ministry of Youth and Sports)
Sher Bahadur Tamang (Ministry of Law and Justice)
Gokul Baskota (State Ministry of Information and communication )
Dhan Bahadur Buda (State Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation)
Padma Aryal (State Ministry of Health)
CPN Maoist Center:
Barshaman Pun (Ministry of Energy)
Giriraj Mani Pokhrel (Ministry of Education)
Shakti Basnet (Ministry of Forest and Environment)
Chakrapani Khanal (Ministry of Agriculture and Urban Development)
Bina Magar (Ministry of Drinking Water and Supplies)12
Ram Kumari Chaudhary (State Ministry of Agriculture and Urban Development)