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Nagaland: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio re-allocate portfolios

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio re-allocate portfolios

Kohima, November 28 (NEx): Following the bye-election to two constituencies in Nagaland, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has re-allocated the cabinet portfolios. CM Rio has assigned two departments to newly elected MLA, Medo Yhokha, Advisor to Chief Minister.

The DIPR report said, Minister Temjen Imna Along, has been relieved of the charge of Technical Education, while Medo Yhokha, Advisor to Chief Minister, will take charge of the Technical Education and Election Departments. Imna will continue to hold the charge for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs.

This is in partial modification of Cabinet Secretariat Notification dated 23rd July, 2019, under the provisions of Rule 5(1) of the Rules of Executive Business of the Government of Nagaland, DIPR said.

This arrangement would help utilize the vast and practical experience of the Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for the benefit of public at large, it said.

The Advisor will render his advise on matters that are referred to them by the concerned Department for their views/suggestions before the issue is put up to the concerned Minister in charge for decision and the Advisor will not be eligible for any pay, salary, emoluments, remuneration or any perks/advantages of any kind, from the Government of Nagaland other than what is normally admissible to them as members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly through the Assembly Secretariat.

(With inputs from DIPR)