TN: New govt led by DMK Chief MK Stalin will be sworn in tomorrow: Stalin’s cabinet is going to be a symbol of a combination of new and old
Tamil Nadu, the new Government led by the DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn-in tomorrow morning. The state Governor Banwarilal Purohit will administer the oath of office and secrecy in a simple function to be held in the Raj Bhavan premises in Chennai at 9 am.
Earlier, the Governor appointed Mr Stalin as the chief minister after he presented the letters of support of his party MLAs. The Raj Bhavan premises in the state capital are being decked up for the coronation of the DMK Chief MK Stalin and his new cabinet.
After a decade, the Dravidian party comes back to power. His party romped home with a win in 133 seats on its own in the recent elections, more than the magic figure of 118 to have an absolute majority.
Its strength is further reinforced by the win of its alliance partners in 26 other seats. This is the sixth time the DMK comes to power in the southern state and the first time under the stewardship of Mr Stalin.
Meanwhile, the legislature party meetings of the principal opposition AIADMK and the DMK’s ally Indian National Congress are scheduled to be held in Chennai tomorrow to elect their legislature party leaders, whips and other functionaries.
Stalin’s cabinet is going to be a symbol of a combination of new and old
Former Chennai mayor Ma Subramanian will be the Health Minister at a time when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be intensifying in the state
The DMK’s sixth government and MK Stalin’s first cabinet comprises a perfect mix of seniors, who served as ministers in former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s cabinet, and first-timers. Former Chennai mayor Ma Subramanian will be the Health Minister at a time when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be intensifying in the state.
Here are the cabinet members and their portfolis:
1. M K Stalin: Chief Minister Public, General Administration, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Other All India Service, District Revenue Officers, Police, Home, Special Initiatives, Special Programme Implementation, Welfare of Differently abled persons.
2. Duraimurugan: Minister for Water Resources Irrigation Projects including small Irrigation, Legislative Assembly, Governor and Ministry, Elections and Passports, Minerals and Mines.
3. K N Nehru: Minister for Municipal Administration, Urban and Water Supply.
4 I Periyasamy: Minister for Co-operation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
5 K Ponmudi: Minister for Higher Education including Higher Education Technical Education, Electronics, Science and Technology.
6 E V Velu: Minister for Public Works (Buildings, Highways and Minor Ports).
7 M R K Panneerselvam: Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Co-operatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Excise, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development.
8 K K S S R Ramachandran: Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management Revenue, District Revenue Establishment, Deputy Collectors, Disaster Management.
9 Thangam Thennarasu: Minister for Industries Industries, Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Archeology.
10 S Reghupathy: Minister for Law, Courts, Prisons and Prevention of Corruption.
11 S Muthusamy: Minister for Housing and Urban Development Housing, Rural Housing, Town Planning projects and Housing Development, Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.
12 K R Periakaruppan: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness.
13 T M Anbarasan: Minister for Rural Industries including cottage industries, small Industries, Slum Clearance Board.
14 M P Saminathan: Minister for Information & Publicity Film Technology and Cinematograph Act, Newsprint Control, Stationery and Printing, Government Press.
15. P. Geetha Jeevan: Minister for Social Welfare & Women Empowerment Women and Children Welfare including Social Welfare, Orphanages and Correctional Administration, Integrated Child Development Scheme and Beggar Homes and Social Reforms & Nutritious Meal Programme
16 Anitha R Radhakrishnan: Minister for Fisheries, Fishermen Welfare and Animal Husbandry Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation and Animal Husbandry
17 S R Rajakannappan: Minister for Transport, Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act.
18 K Ramachandran: Minister for Forests
19 R Sakkarapani: Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control.
20. Senthil Balaji: Minister for Electricity, Prohibition & Excise Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses.
21 R Gandhi: Minister for Handlooms and Textiles, Khadi and Village Industries Board.
22 Ma Subramanian: Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare.
23 P Moorthy: Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration Commercial Taxes, Registration and Stamp Act, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending, Chits and Registration of Companies
24.S S Sivasankar: Minister for Backward Classes Welfare, Most Backward Classes Welfare and Denotified Communities Welfare
25 P K Sekarbabu: Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
26 Palanivel Thiagarajan: Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, Planning, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Pensions and Pension allowances.
- S M Nasar: Minister for Milk & Dairy Development Milk and Dairy Development
28 Gingee K S Masthan: Minister for Minorities Welfare and Non-Resident Tamils Welfare Minorities Welfare, Refugees & Evacuees and Wakf Board.
- Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi: Minister for School Education
30 Siva V Meyyanathan: Minister for Environment – Climate Change and Youth Welfare and Sports Development Environment and Pollution Control, Youth Welfare and Sports Development
31 C V Ganesan: Minister for Labour Welfare and Skill Development Labour Welfare, Population, Employment and Training, Census, Urban and Rural Employment
32 T Mano Thangaraj: Minister for Information Technology Information Technology
33 M Mathiventhan: Minister for Tourism Tourism and Tourism Development Corporation
34.N Kayalvizhi Selvaraj: Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour Welfare.
The following are the new faces in the cabinet:
R Sakkarapani, R Gandhi, Ma Subramanian, P Moorthy, SS Sivasankar, PK Sekar Babu, Palanivel Thiagarajan, KS Masthan, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Siva V Meyyanathan, CV Ganesan, T Mano Thangaraj, M Mathiventhan and N Kayalvizhi Selvaraj