Naveen brings minor reshuffle in Ministry portfolios


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sent a proposal to Governor SC Jamir for a minor reshuffle in portfolio of Ministers, revealed source.

However, no new faces are going to be inducted in the list of Ministers, the source added.

Reshuffling portfolio of Ministers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left two portfolios – Water Resources and Works.

While Health & Family Welfare, Law Minister Pratap Jena has been given a new portfolio of I &PR, Niranjan Pujari will take charge of Water Resources along with Housing and Urban Development.

Similarly, Prafulla Malik will head the Works Department along with Steel & Mines Ministry and Susanta Singh will be the new Energy Minister along with Labour and Employment.

Furthermore, Higher Education (Ind) Ananta Das will carry the Industry portfolio, source informed.

Bikram Keshari Arukha was I&PR Minister along with Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

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