Shashi Bhusan Behera as New Finance and Excise Dept Minister

Bhubaneswar, May 8: On Sunday, the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik introduced the new Cabinet re-shuffle and allocated portfolios to several elected ministers. Senior BJD leader Sashi Bhusan Behera has been posted as the Finance and Excise department minister and Parliamentary affairs and rural development has been given charges to Bikram Arukh. Agriculture and general administration charge has been given to to Damodar Rout, who was previously the minister of Excise department.

The portfolios allocated to ministers in Naveen Patnaik government are as follows:

Sashi Bhusan Behera – Finance and Excise
Damodar Rout – Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resources
Pradeep Maharathy – Panchayatiraj & Drinking water
Prafulla Mallick- Energy, Steel & Mines
Bikram Arukh –Parliamentary Affairs & Rural Development, I&PR
Ramesh Majhi- SC&ST Welfare
Niranjan Pujari—Industries & Housing and Urban Development
Surya Narayan Patro—Food and Consumer Welfare, Cooperation
Prafula Samal- Women & Child, Mission Shakti
Bijayshree Routray –Forest and Environment
Maheswar Mohanty- Revenue & Disaster Management
Badri Narayan Patra- School and Mass Education, Science and Technology
Pratap Jena—Health and Family Welfare & Law
Usha Devi-Planning, Coordination, Skill Development & Technical Education

Minister of State

Anant Das- Higher Education
Sushant Singh- Labour &Employees State Insurance
Nrusingha Sahoo- Commerce and Transport
Chandra Sarathi Behera- Sports, Youth Affairs & IT

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