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Pushpa Kamal Dahal cabinet gets almost full shape. Here’s the list

Members of the Pushpa Kamal Dahal cabinet post for a photograph with other state officials following the cabinet expansion, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Photo: Bikash Shrestha
Members of the Pushpa Kamal Dahal cabinet post for a photograph with other state officials following the cabinet expansion, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Photo: Bikash Shrestha

Kathmandu, January 17

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has given the full shape to his cabinet after around three weeks of its formation.

The cabinet expansion was delayed due to different reasons including a lack of understanding among members of the ruling coalition.

Dahal initially had appointed three deputy prime ministers and four ministers; these eight members of the cabinet including himself had been administered the oath on December 25.

Then, on Tuesday, PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal appointed one deputy prime minister, 11 ministers and three state ministers, making the number 23, two less than the highest allowed by the constitution for the federal cabinet, informs the President’s Office. Dahal himself has taken over two ministries.

The newly inducted officials took the oath of office and secrecy today.

Here is the full list of the ministers in the Pushpa Kamal Dahal cabinet according to their rank.

SNNamePositionPortfolioParty
1Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’Prime MinisterForests and Environment/Youth and SportsMaoist Centre
2Bishnu PaudelDeputy Prime MinisterFinanceCPN-UML
3Narayan Kaji ShresthaDeputy Prime MinisterPhysical Infrastructure and TransportMaoist Centre
4Rabi LamichhaneDeputy Prime MinisterHome AffairsRSP
5Rajendra LingdenDeputy Prime MinisterEnergy, Water Resources and IrrigationRPP
6Rekha SharmaMinisterCommunications and Information TechnologyMaoist Centre
7Bikram PandeyMinisterUrban DevelopmentRPP
8Jwala Kumari SahMinisterAgriculture and Livestock DevelopmentCPN-UML
9Damodar BhandariMinisterIndustry, Commerce and SuppliesCPN-UML
10Rajendra Kumar RaiMinisterLand Management, Cooperatives and Poverty AlleviationCPN-UML
11Abdul KhanMinisterWater SupplyJanamat Party
12Bimala Rai PaudyalMinisterForeign AffairsCPN-UML
13Padam GiriMinisterHealth and PopulationCPN-UML
14Bhagawati ChaudharyMinisterWomen, Children and Senior CitizensCPN-UML
15Hari UpretyMinisterDefenceCPN-UML
16Sudan KiratiMinisterCulture, Tourism and Civil AviationMaoist Centre
17Aman Lal ModiMinisterFederal Affairs and General AdministrationMaoist Centre
18Shishir KhanalMinisterEducation, Science and TechnologyRSP
19Dol Prasad AryalMinisterLabour, Employment and Social SecurityRSP
20Dhruva Bahadur PradhanMinisterLaw, Justice and Parliamentary AffairsRPP
21Sushila Sirpali ThakuriState MinisterCulture, Tourism and Civil AviationCPN-Maoist Centre
22Toshima KarkiState MinisterHealth and PopulationRSP
23Deepak Bahadur SinghState MinisterEnergy, Water Resources and IrrigationRPP

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