ITANAGAR, June 6 � Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday appointed 18 MLAs to the post of Parliamentary Secretaries to assist his Council of Ministers in speedy implementation of developmental works in the State.
In a brief function held at the State Banquet Hall here this afternoon, the Chief Minister administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, all ruling party MLAs, after the Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi read out the letters of appointment.
Significantly, the appointees included two women legislators � Karya Bagang and Gum Tayeng � in the 60-member House.
Three of the 18 Parliamentary Secretaries are new faces. They are: Mama Natung (Seppa West), Mutchu Mithi (Roing) and Tatung Jamoh (Pasighat West). The two-time MLAs � Techi Kaso from Itanagar and Gum Tayeng from Dambuk � were, for the first time, appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries.
Rest of the appointees had held the posts of either Parliamentary Secretaries or Chairmen of government departments in the previous Tuki Government.