KATHMANDU, June 4: Caretaker Prime Minister K P Oli has brought massive reshuffle in his cabinet. The new cabinet has three Deputy Prime Ministers, 12 cabinet ministers and two state ministers.
All the ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy amidst a special function at the Office of President on Friday evening.
Prime Minister Oli has kept seven ministerial portfolios with him. While he has retained four ministers from his previous cabinet, Prime Minister Oli has appointed former UML lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamang as Minister for Health and Population.
Remaining eight ministers and two state ministers are from the Mahantha Thakur-led faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party.
Oli has relieved all incumbent UML ministers from their respective portfolios except for Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel, Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Law Minister Lila Shrestha and Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport Basanta Nembang.
UML's Bishnu Paudel (Finance Minister) and Raghubir Mahaseth (Foreign Minister) and Thakur-led JSP's Rajendra Mahato (Urban Development Minister) have been sworn in as Deputy Prime Ministers in the new cabinet.
Work Division of Cabinet
K P Oli (Prime Minister, Minister for Home, Defense, Communications and Information Technology, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Agriculture, Commerce and Supplies and General Administration)
Bishnu Paudel (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance)
Gopal Man Shrestha (Minister for Education and Sports)
Lila Shrestha (Minister for Law)
Raghubir Mahaseth (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs)
Basanta Kumar Nembang (Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport)
Sher Bahadur Tamang (Minister for Health)
Rajendra Mahato (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Urban Development)
Sharat Singh Bhandari (Minister for Energy)
Anil Jha (Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation)
Laxman Lal Karna (Minister for Land Management and Cooperatives)
Bimal Shreevastav (Minister for Labor and Employment)
Uma Shanker Agariya (Minister for Forest and Environment)
Chanda Chaudhary (Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens)
Ekwal Miya (Minister for Youths and Sports)
Chandra Kanta Chaudhary (Minister of State for Energy)
Renuka Gurung (Minister of State for Women, Children and Senior Citizens)