Bihar portfolio allocation: CM Nitish Kumar keeps home dept; DyCM Tarkishore gets Finance

First Published 17, Nov 2020, 5:27 PM

A 14-member council of ministers, headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was sworn in at the oath-taking ceremony in Patna in the presence of the Governor

<p>Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal United president who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth straight term yesterday, distributed the portfolios among his new council of ministers. The decision for portfolio distribution was taken on Tuesday during the meeting of the new cabinet ministers.<br />
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Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal United president who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth straight term yesterday, distributed the portfolios among his new council of ministers. The decision for portfolio distribution was taken on Tuesday during the meeting of the new cabinet ministers.
 

<p>Two Deputy Chief Minister-designates Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were among those who were administered the oath of office on Monday.</p>

Two Deputy Chief Minister-designates Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were among those who were administered the oath of office on Monday.

<p>Check the full list of ministers and their departments here:</p>

Check the full list of ministers and their departments here:

<p><strong>Nitish Kumar</strong> - Chief Minister - Home, General Administration, Vigilance, and all other departments which are yet to be allocated any minister<br />
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Nitish Kumar - Chief Minister - Home, General Administration, Vigilance, and all other departments which are yet to be allocated any minister
 

<p><strong>Tarkishore Prasad</strong> - Deputy CM - Finance, Commercial Taxes, Environment and Forest, IT, Disaster Management, Urban Development<br />
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Tarkishore Prasad - Deputy CM - Finance, Commercial Taxes, Environment and Forest, IT, Disaster Management, Urban Development
 

<p><strong>Renu Devi</strong> – Deputy CM - Panchayati Raj, Backward caste upliftment and EBC welfare, Industry</p>

Renu Devi – Deputy CM - Panchayati Raj, Backward caste upliftment and EBC welfare, Industry

<p><strong>Vijay Chaudhary:</strong> Rural Engineering Department, Ruler development department water resources, Information and broadcasting, Parliamentary affairs</p>

Vijay Chaudhary: Rural Engineering Department, Ruler development department water resources, Information and broadcasting, Parliamentary affairs

<p><strong>Amrendra Singh </strong>– BJP: Agriculture, Cooperative, Sugar cane</p>

Amrendra Singh – BJP: Agriculture, Cooperative, Sugar cane

<p><strong>Ram Preet Paswan</strong> – BJP: Public Health Engineering Department</p>

Ram Preet Paswan – BJP: Public Health Engineering Department

<p><strong>Jivesh Kumar </strong>– BJP: Tourism, Labour, Mines</p>

Jivesh Kumar – BJP: Tourism, Labour, Mines

<p><strong>Ram Surat </strong>– BJP: Revenue, Law</p>

Ram Surat – BJP: Revenue, Law

<p><strong>Ashok Chowdhary:</strong> Minority and Social Welfare Department, Building Construction Department<br />
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Ashok Chowdhary: Minority and Social Welfare Department, Building Construction Department
 

<p><strong>Bijendra Yadav</strong> - JD(U): Energy, Prohibition, Planning, Food and consumer affairs</p>

Bijendra Yadav - JD(U): Energy, Prohibition, Planning, Food and consumer affairs

<p><strong>Mewa Lal Choudhary</strong> - JD(U): Education, Transport</p>

Mewa Lal Choudhary - JD(U): Education, Transport

<p><strong>Santosh Manjhi</strong> – HAM: Minor irrigation, SC/ST welfare</p>

Santosh Manjhi – HAM: Minor irrigation, SC/ST welfare

<p><strong>Mukesh Sahni </strong>– VIP: Animal husbandry and fishery</p>

Mukesh Sahni – VIP: Animal husbandry and fishery

<p><strong>Mangal Pandey</strong>: Health, Road, Art and culture</p>

Mangal Pandey: Health, Road, Art and culture