Nagaland: Chief minister Rio makes minor changes in state cabinet
Kohima: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio-led People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) government made a minor reshuffle of portfolios in the state cabinet. Minister of Higher education, technical education and tribal affairs Temjen Imna Along was relieved of the charge of Technical education.
In partial modification of the cabinet secretariat notification dated July 23, 2019, the government of Nagaland, on the advice of the Chief Minister of Nagaland re-allocated the portfolio of the Department of Higher Education and Tribal Affairs to Temjen Imna Along as minister. The portfolios and the business of the Government were made under the provisions of Rule 5(1) of the Rules of Executive Business of the Government of Nagaland.
In a separate notification, the Chief Minister assigned newly-elected adviser to the CM Medo Yhokha to take charge of the Department of Technical Education and Election.
The government's mouthpiece DIPR informed that for the Election Department, the arrangement was made to help "utilize the vast and practical experience of the Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for the benefit of public at large".
The Adviser will "render his advise on matters that are referred to them by the concerned Department for their views/suggestions before the issue is put up to the concerned Minister in charge for decision".
He will also not be eligible for any pay, salary, emoluments, remuneration or any perks/advantages of any kind from the Government of Nagaland other than what is normally admissible to them as members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly through the Assembly Secretariat.