YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s expanded cabinet comprising 25 members were administered the oath of office and secrecy today by Governor ESL Narsimhan in Andhra Pradesh. On Friday Jagan met the Governor and submitted the list of cabinet ministers to be sworn in on Saturday. Portfolios of the ministers sworn in are as follows.
Portfolios of Cabinet ministers and Dy Chief Ministers
Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas- Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education
Amzath BashaShaik Bepari- Minority Welfare
K Narayana Swamy Excise- Commercial Taxes
Pilli Subash Chandra Bose- Revenue, Registration & Stamps
PushpaSreeVani Pamulas – Tribal Welfare
Anil Kumar Poliboina -Irrigation (Water Resources)
Audimulapu Suresh – Education
Ballineni Srinivas Reddy -Energy, Forest, Environment, Science & Technology
Botcha Satyanarayana – Municipal Administration & Urban Development
Bugganna Rajendranath – Finance & Planning; Legislative Affairs
Cherukuvada Sri Ranganadha Raju- Housing
Dharmana Krishna Das – Roads & Buildings
GummanurJayaram- Labour, Employment, Training, Factories
Kodali Sri Venkateshwara Rao – Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs
Kurasala KannaBabu Agriculture & Cooperation
Malagundla Sankarnarayana – BC Welfare
Mekapati Goutham Reddy- Industries, Commerce, Information Technology
Mekathoti Sucharitha – Home & Disaster Management
Mopidevi Venkata Ramana – Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Marketing
Muttamsetti SrinivasaRao – Tourism, Culture & Youth Development
PeddiReddi Ramachandra Reddy – Panchayat Raj & Rural Development, Mines & Geology
Perni Venkataramaiah – Transport, I & PR
Taneti Vanita – Women & Child Welfare
Vellampalli Srinivas – Rao Endowments
Viswarupu Pinipe – Social Welfare
Jagan Mohan Reddy had also assumed charge as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh today. He entered his office in the secretariat at the auspicious time of 8.39 am and paid tribute to his father and former CM of Andhra Pradesh Late YS Rajashekar Reddy.
The Chief Minister signed the file hiking the salary of ASHA workers from Rs 3000 to Rs 10,000 as announced. He also signed on the files pertaining to the Anantapur expressway and journalist health scheme.
CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy stepped into his new office at the Secretariat today, at the auspicious time of 8:39am. God bless his tenure. pic.twitter.com/myqHOlfrhs
— Andhra Pradesh CM (@AndhraPradeshCM) June 8, 2019
Assuming charge Jagan said “With God’s and your blessings, I will fulfil your aspirations and live up to your expectations.”
The Governor is said to have forwarded the list of cabinet ministers to the General Administration Department (GAD) which invited all the minister-designates to the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday.
As promised in the YSRCP party manifesto, Jagan inducted ministers from all the communities in the state. The new cabinet comprises of 8 ministers from the backward classes, 5 from scheduled caste, 4 each from Reddy and Kapu communities and one each from scheduled tribe, Kamma, Kshatriya and Vysya communities.
Jagan also made sure to make the cabinet representative of the entire state by picking ministers from across the state. 4 ministers from North coastal AP, 6 from Godavari districts, 4 from Krishna and Guntur, 4 from Prakasam and Nellore and 6 from Rayalaseema region.
The newly sworn-in CM had on Friday appointed 5 deputy Chief Ministers from BC, SC , ST, kapu and minority communities respectively at the YSRCP legislature party. The move is largely seen as a gesture to reward the communities for their support after winning the elections with a thumping majority bagging 151 of the 175 assembly seats.
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