Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio allocated portfolios to his four-day old Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) Government.
According to information received Rio retained the Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and all important polices issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton (BJP) was assigned with important Home and National Highways. Independent legislator and first timer Tongpang Ozukum was allocated with plump Public Development (PWD). JD (U) MLA G Kaito Aye was given Agriculture and Cooperation.
C M Chang (NDPP) was assigned with Forest Environment and Climate Change, Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu(NDPP) was allocated with Planning and Coordination and Land Revenue. S. Pangyu Phom (BJP) got Health and Family Welfare, P. Paiwang Konyak (BJP) was assigned with Transport, Communications, Railways and Land Resources and N Jacob Zhimomi (BJP) with PHED.
First timer Metsubo Jamir (NDPP) was rewarded with Urban Development and Municipal Affairs. Two BJP’s newcomer Kashiho Sangtam was given Soil and Water conservation, Child and Women Development and Temjen Imna Along with Higher Education and Technical Education, sources said.