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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assigned portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues

Bhubaneswar:29/5/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday assigned portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues keeping Home, General Administration & Public Grievance departments with himself.


Full list of ministers and their portfolios in the new Odisha Govt:

Chief Minister (Naveen Patnaik)

Home, General Administration & Public Grievance and any other Department specifically not assigned.

Cabinet Ministers:

  1. Niranjan Pujari. — Finance, Excise.
  2. Bikram Keshari Arukha. — Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs.
  3. Prafulla Kumar Mallik. — Steel & Mines, Works.
  4. Ranendra Pratap Swain. — Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation.
  5. Padmanabha Behera. — Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport.
  6. Pratap Jena. — Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development.
  7. Arun Kumar Sahoo. — Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education.
  8. Sudam Marndi. — Revenue & Disaster Management
  9. Susanta Singh. — Rural Development, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance.
  10. Naba Kisore Das. — Health & Family Welfare.
  11. Tukuni Sahu. — Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge):


  1. Jagannath Sarka. — S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare.
  2. Dibya Shankar Mishra. — Energy; Industries; Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
  3. Ashok Chandra Panda. — Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability.
  4. Samir Ranjan Das. — School & Mass Education.
  5. Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi. — Tourism; Odia Language, Literature & Culture.
  6. Premananda Nayak. — Skill Development & Technical Education.
  7. Raghunandan Das. — Water Resources, Information & Public Relations. 8. Smt Padmini Dian. — Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts.
  8. Tusharkanti Behera. — Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services.

Minister of State:

  1. Prafulla Kumar Mallik. — Home.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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