KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has shuffled portfolios of ministers in his cabinet Thursday.
After the recent Supreme Court order on June 4 and 10 cabinet expansions, PM Oli’s cabinet has shrunk to five members, including the PM.
Issuing a notice Thursday, the President’s Office informed about the shuffled responsibilities of the ministers.
As per the statement, PM Oli has kept the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with him.
Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister Bishnu Poudel has been assigned to shoulder the responsibility of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation.
Similarly, Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha has been given the responsibility of the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security and Ministry of Health and Population.
Likewise, Minister Basant Kumar Nembang is to look after the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ministry of Drinking Water, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Ministry of Urban Development.
And, Minister Lila Nath Shrestha has been given charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.