Cabinet members assigned additional portfolios two days after Supreme Court dismissed 20 ministers

Published On: June 24, 2021 06:14 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 24: Two days after the Supreme Court annulled the cabinet expansions following the dissolution of the lower house of federal parliament, the existing five members of the KP Sharma Oli-led Cabinet have been assigned additional ministerial portfolios. 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli, assigned additional ministerial portfolios to Bishnu Poudel, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Basanta Kumar Nembang and Lila Nath Shrestha including Oli. 

With the latest reshuffle, Oli will take charge of Defence and Foreign Affairs ministries. 

Other four ministers will have the following portfolios : 

1. Bishnu Poudel : 


Industry, Commerce and Supply 

Energy and Water Resources 

Home Affairs 

2. Krishna Gopal Shrestha

Education, Science and Technology 

Forest and Environment 

Youth and Sports

Labor and Employment 

Health and Population 

3. Basanta Kumar Nembag 

Physical Infrastructure and Transport 

Agriculture and Livestock Development

Communication and Information Technology 

Urban Development 

4. Lilanath Shrestha 

Law and Parliamentary Affairs

Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation

Women, Children and Senior Citizens 

Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation 

Federal Affairs and General Administration

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