CM Pema Khandu. (file image)

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has allocated additional portfolios to the state’s deputy chief minister and cabinet ministers.

According to a government notification issued from the state’s department of cabinet affairs on Wednesday evening, deputy chief minister Chowna Mein has been handed over the additional charges of Tax and Excise, State Lotteries and the Economic and Statistics departments while PHED minister Wangki Lowang has been given the added charge of the Information Technology department.

Rural Works Department minister Honchun Ngandam has been entrusted with the additional charge of Science and Technology while Urban Development minister Kamlung Mossang has received an additional portfolio of the Geology and Mining department.

Home minister Bamang Felix has been allocated the additional charge of the IPR and Printing department whereas Industries minister Tumke Bagra has been given the Labour & Employment and Cooperation portfolios.

While Sports minister Mama Natung has been given the additional charge of Environment and Forests, Tourism minister Nakap Nalo has been entrusted with the additional portfolio of the Land Management department.

All the posts were previously held by chief minister Pema Khandu.

Expressing his conviction towards decentralized governance and decentralization of power that would pave the way to unprecedented development, Khandu exuded confidence that his colleagues would work tirelessly in the public interest.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: