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SHILLONG | OCT 01, 2020:
Hours after two new ministers, Dasakhiatbha Lamare and Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, were inducted in the Conrad Sangma-led cabinet, a notification regarding the allocation of portfolios was issued by the Cabinet Affairs Department on October 1.
According to the notification, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will continue holding the Cabinet Affairs, Finance, Personnel & A.R., Planning, Home (Political) Departments, and other portfolios not allotted to any minister.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has been allotted Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department besides the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Housing, Labour, Parliamentary Affairs, Public Works Department (Roads), Cooperation Departments, which he previously held.
James Sangma was stripped of the Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs portfolio but was given the Forests and Environment Department. He will continue holding the Information & Public Relations, Law, Power and Taxation Departments.
Alexander Hek Laloo will continue to hold the Arts & Culture, Health & Family Welfare, Home (Passport) and Prisons Departments.
Sniawbhalang Dhar will continue as the minister in charge of the Commerce & Industries, Transport and Urban Affairs & Municipal Administration Departments. The Community and Rural Development department was taken away from him and given to Hamletson Dohling.
Meanwhile, Lahkmen Rymbui has been allotted a new portfolio – District Council Affairs Department, which was previously held by Hamletson Dohling. He will continue holding the Border Areas Development, Education and Home (Police) Departments.
Kyrmen Shylla has been stripped of the Printing & Stationery Department but will continue to hold the Revenue & Disaster Management, Excise and Social Welfare Departments.
Banteidor Lyngdoh will continue to hold the Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Horticulture, Sports & Youth Affairs and Textiles Departments.
Hamletson Dohling was stripped of the Urban Affairs Department but has been allotted the Soil & Water Conservation and Community & Rural Development, which were previously held by Sniawbhalang Dhar. Dohling will continue to hold the Information Technology & Communication Department.
Brolding Nongsiej will continue to hold the Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards) and Water Resources. He was given a new portfolio — Printing & Stationery.
Newly-inducted minister, Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar will hold the Legal Metrology, Public Health Engineering, Secretariat Administration Departments, which were previously held by Samlin Malngiang.
And Dasakhiatbha Lamare will hold Fisheries, General Administration Department, Public Works Department (Buildings), which were previously held by Comingone Ymbon.