Kathmandu, October 8
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has given the full shape to his cabinet after around three months of the formation.
The cabinet expansion was delayed due to different reasons including the legal status of the newly formed CPN-Unified Socialist and a lack of understanding among members of the ruling coalition.
Deuba initially had appointed four ministers and five members of the cabinet including himself had been administered the oath on July 13. Following that, Deuba had appointed one state minister and one cabinet minister, making the cabinet size into seven in total.
But, on Friday, Deuba appointed 16 ministers and two state ministers, making the number 25, the highest allowed by the constitution for the federal cabinet, informs the President’s Office.
Here is the full list of the ministers according to their rank.
|1||Sher Bahadur Deuba||Prime Minister||Nepali Congress|
|2||Bal Krishna Khand||Minister||Home Affairs||Nepali Congress|
|3||Gyanendra Bahadur Karki||Minister||Communications and Information Technology||Nepali Congress|
|4||Pampha Bhusal||Minister||Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation||CPN-Maoist Centre|
|5||Rajendra Prasad Shrestha||Minister||Federal Affairs and General Administration||JSPN|
|6||Birodh Khatiwada||Minister||Health and Population||CPN-Unified Socialist|
|7||Janardan Sharma||Minister||Finance||CPN-Maoist Centre|
|8||Minendra Prasad Rijal||Minister||Defence||Nepali Congress|
|9||Uma Kanta Chaudhary||Minister||Water Supply||Nepali Congress|
|10||Narayan Khadka||Minister||Foreign Affairs||Nepali Congress|
|11||Renu Kumari Yadav||Minister||Physical Infrastructure and Transport||JSPN|
|12||Prem Bahadur Ale||Minister||Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation||CPN-Unified Socialist|
|13||Dilendra Prasad Badu||Minister||Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs||Nepali Congress|
|14||Devendra Paudel||Minister||Education, Science and Technology||CPN-Maoist Centre|
|15||Mahindra Raya Yadav||Minister||Agriculture and Livestock Development||JSPN|
|16||Uma Regmi||Minister||Women, Children and Senior Citizens||Nepali Congress|
|17||Shashi Shrestha||Minister||Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation||CPN-Maoist Centre|
|18||Ram Kumari Jhakri||Minister||Urban Development||CPN-Unified Socialist|
|19||Gajendra Bahadur Hamal||Minister||Industry, Commerce and Supplies||Nepali Congress (Allegedly, the chief justice’s pick)|
|20||Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav||Minister||Forest and Environment||JSPN|
|22||Krishna Kumar Shrestha||Minister||Labour, Employment and Social Security||CPN-Unified Socialist|
|22||Maheshwar Jung Gahatraj||Minister||Youth and Sports||CPN-Maoist Centre|
|23||Umesh Shrestha||State Minister||Office of the Prime Minister||Nepali Congress|
|24||Bhawani Prasad Khapung||State Minister||Health and Population||CPN-Unified Socialist|
|25||Bodhmaya Kumari Yadav||State Minister||Education, Science and Technology||CPN-Maoist Centre|