STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Reshuffle sees 2 TN ministers out of Cabinet

Published: 18th June 2013 09:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2013 09:11 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday dropped two ministers from her Cabinet and inducted a new face and a former minister, thus keeping the strength of the Cabinet intact. 

She also shuffled the portfolios of a few ministers.  The new ministers will be sworn in at a simple function at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.  According to a Raj Bhavan communique, S T Chellapandian has been dropped as  labour minister. The portfolio now goes to K T Pachamal, who was Minister of Forests. Pachamal has also been given charge of population, employment and training, newsprint control, census and urban and rural employment. 

S Abdul Rahim representing Avadi constituency replaces A Mohammedjan as the Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister. Former minister S P Shanmuganathan from Srivaikuntam seat is the new Tourism Minister.

The HR and CE portfolio looked after by M S M Anandan has been allocated to P Chendur Pandian. Anandan will now look after the Forest Ministry. Abdul Rahim, a new Minister, takes charge of Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes Denotified Communities, Overseas Indians, Refugees, Evacuees, Minorities Welfare, including Wakf.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp