Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ expanded the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, almost a month after the government formation.
A meeting of the parties in the ruling coalition had finalized the ministerial positions for the parties Monday evening.
With this, the cabinet has got almost a full shape.
As per the agreement reached between the ruling parties, CPN-UML, the largest party in the coalition, got eight ministerial positions and one deputy prime minister position.
Likewise, CPN (Maoist Center) got four minister positions, and one state minister position. Its chair Dahal leads the government as the Prime Minister.
The Rastriya Swatantra Party got additional two ministries, and one state minister position. The party’s chair Rabi Lamichhane is already holding the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. The party, which has a strength of 20 seats in the lower house, has one deputy prime minister and minister, two ministers and one state minister in the cabinet.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party has got one deputy prime minister and minister, two ministers and one state minister position. The Janamat Party has been given the responsibility to handle one ministry.
According to the constitution, the members of the council of ministers cannot exceed 25. As such, the ruling coalition can appoint only two more members in the cabinet.
Here is a complete list of members in the cabinet led by Dahal.
|Pushpa Kamal Dahal||Prime Minister||Forests and Environment/Youth and Sports||Maoist Center|
|Bishnu Prasad Paudel||Deputy Prime Minister||Finance||CPN-UML|
|Narayan Kaji Shrestha||Deputy Prime Minister||Physical Infrastructure and Transport||Maoist Center|
|Rabi Lamichhane||Deputy Prime Minister||Home Affairs||Rastriya Swatantra Party|
|Rajendra Lingden||Deputy Prime Minister||Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation||Rastriya Prajatantra Party|
|Rekha Sharma||Minister||Communications and Information Technology||Maoist Center|
|Bikram Pandey||Minister||Urban Development||Rastriya Prajatantra Party|
|Jwala Kumari Shah||Minister||Agriculture and Livestock Development||CPN-UML|
|Damodar Bhandari||Minister||Industry, Commerce and Supplies||CPN-UML|
|Rajendra Kumar Rai||Minister||Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation||CPN-UML|
|Abdul Khan||Minister||Water Supply||Janamat Party|
|Bimala Rai Paudyal||Minister||Foreign Affairs||CPN-UML|
|Padam Giri||Minister||Health and Population||CPN-UML|
|Bhagwati Chaudhary||Minister||Women, Children and Senior Citizens||CPN-UML|
|Sudan Kirati||Minister||Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation||Maoist Center|
|Aman Lal Modi||Minister||Federal Affairs and General Administration||Maoist Center|
|Sishir Khanal||Minister||Education, Science and Technology||Rastriya Swatantra Party|
|Dol Prasad Aryal||Minister||Labour, Employment and Social Security||Rastriya Swatantra Party|
|Dhruva Pradhan||Minister||Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs||Rastriya Prajatantra Party|
|Sushila Sirpali Thakuri||State Minister||Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation||Maoist Center|
|Toshima Karki||State Minister||Health and Population||Rastriya Swatantra Party|
|Deepak Bahadur Singh||State Minister||Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation||Rastriya Prajatantra Party|