ITANAGAR, Aug 3 - The Pema Khandu Ministry was expanded today with the induction of ten Cabinet Ministers, 16 days after he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly- inducted Ministers in a brief ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Itanagar.
The newly sworn in Ministers are Tanga Byaling, Rajesh Tacho, Nabam Rebia, Honchun Ngandam, Wangki Lowang, Kamlung Mossang, Tapang Taloh, Kumar Waii, Takam Pario and Jomde Kena.
Apart from Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, party MLAs and senior bureaucrats were present on the occasion.
On July 17, Pema Khandu was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of the State along with Chowna Mein as his deputy following months-long political instability in the State.
PTI adds: Khandu, who presided over the first meeting of the newly constituted Cabinet today, kept social sectors like education and health high on its agenda.
�Let us make Arunachal Pradesh cent per cent literate and healthy State� the Cabinet resolved, an official statement said.
The Cabinet gave its nod to the Arunachal Pradesh Anatomy Bill to be tabled in the ensuing Assembly session.
While the State was soon to see a new medical college and homoeopathy colleges, the decision of the Cabinet would prove to be a big step forward in terms of medical education in the State, the statement said.