ITANAGAR, March 2 � A day after reshuffling his Council of Ministry, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki last night re-allocated portfolios amongst the Ministers.
Keeping with him the plum portfolios including Planning and Finance held earlier by his once confidante Chowna Mein, the Chief Minister allocated the Public Works Department to newly-inducted Minister Gojen Gadi and Rural Works Department, previously held by Pema Khandu, to debutant Kumar Waii.
Kalikho Pul, who could make it to the �list of 12� in the recent reshuffle, got Health & Family Welfare, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs portfolios.
As per re-allocation of portfolios, Pema Khandu will now hold Tourism, Arts & Culture and Civil Aviation, while Newlai Tingkhatra will hold charge of Department of Tirap, Changlang & Longding (DoTCL), Transport, and State Transport Services.
The portfolio of Water Resources, previously held by Pema, will now be taken charge by Kamlung Mossang in addition to his previous portfolios of Food & Civil Supplies, Geology & Mining.
Minister Tapang Taloh was entrusted with additional charge of Supply & Transport, apart from the previously held portfolios of Industries, Textiles, Handloom & Handicrafts.
Portfolios of senior Ministers Tanga Byaling, Setong Sena, Bosiram Siram and Rajesh Tacho remain unchanged.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had, for the first time, on February 28, reshuffled his 28-month-old Ministry, dropping three of the 12 Ministers to accommodate new faces.