President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Prime Minister reshuffled the Council of Ministers

Thu, Nov 21, 2019 6:37 AM on Economy,

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and in accordance with Article 76 (9) of the Constitution, reshuffled the Council of Ministers with some new appointments, omission and changes in portfolio.

The new Council of Ministers is as follows:

S.No. Name Post Portfolio
1. KP Sharma Oli Prime Minister
2. Iswar Pokharel Deputy Prime Minister Defense
3. Upendra Yadav Deputy Prime Minister Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
4. Ram Bahadur Thapa Minister Home
5. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali Minister Foreign Affairs
6. Hridayesh Tripathi Minister Federal Affairs and General Administration
7. Girirajmani Pokharel Minister Education, Science and Technology
8. Barshaman Pun Minister Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
9. Ghanashyam Bhusal Minister Agriculture and Livestock Development
10. Bhanubhakta Dhakal Minister Health and Population
11. Lekhraj Bhatta Minister Industry, Commerce and Supplies
12. Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai Minister Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
13. Shakti Bahadur Basnet Minister Forest and Environment
14. Rameswar Raya Yadav Minister Labour, Employment and Social Security
15. Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada Minister Finance
16. Mohammad Istiyak Rai Minister Urban Development
17. Jagat Bahadur Sunar (Biswakarma) Minister Youth and Sports
18. Gokul Prasad Banskota Minister Communications and Information Technology
19. Padma Kumari Aryal Minister Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
20. Bina Magar Minister Drinking Water
21. Basant Kumar Nembang Minister Physical Infrastructure and Transportation
22. Parbat Gurung Minister Women, Children and Senior Citizens
23. Moti Lal Dugad Minister of State Industry, Commerce and Supplies
24. Nawaraj Rawat Minister of State Health and Population
25. Rambir Manandhar Minister of State Urban Development

This is stated in a statement issued by assistant spokesperson of the Office of the President Keshav Prasad Ghimire.

In the new cabinet, Hridayesh Tripathi, Ghanashyam Bhusal, Lekhraj Bhatta, Rameswar Raya Yadav, Basant Kumar Nembang and Parbat Gurung are the new ministers while all three Ministers of State including Moti Lal Dugad, Nawaraj Rawat and Rambir Manandhar are new additions.