Jayalalithaa to head 34-member government

The Governor will administer the oath of office to Jayalalithaa at 12.15 pm on Monday.

Updated: May 16, 2011, 00:42 AM IST

Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa will head a 34-member ministry after taking over as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, an official statement said late Sunday.

Jayalalithaa will be sworn in Monday afternoon at the Madras University Centenary Hall here.

Governor SS Barnala Sunday approved the allocation of portfolios as recommended by the chief minister-designate.

At least 25 members of the cabinet are new faces.

Compared to the outgoing DMK government, the AIADMK government will have four ministers more.

Jayalalithaa will hold the home, police, general administration and prevention of corruption departments, among others.

Former chief minister O Pannerselvam has been allotted the finance portfolio while another senior leader, KA Sengottaiyan, gets agriculture.

Natham R Viswanathan will look after power, prohibition and excise.

Apart from Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK government will have two women ministers – S Gokula Indira (commercial taxes and registration) and Selvi Ramajayam (social welfare).

The following are other ministers and their portfolios

C Shanmugavelu – Industries

SS Krishnamoorthy – Food

C Karuppasamy - Animal husbandry

KP Munisamy - Municipal administration, rural development

R Vaithilingam - Housing and urban development

Sellur K Raju – Cooperation

P Palaniappan - Higher education

KT Pachamal – Forests

Edappadi K Palanisamy - Highways and minor ports

C Ve Shanmugam - School education

SP Velumani - Special programme implementation

TKM Chinnayya - Backward classes

MC Sampath - Rural industries

G Senthamizhan – Information

KV Ramalingam - Public works

SP Shanmuganathan - Hindu religious and charitable endowments

P Thangamani – Revenue

BV Ramanaa - Handlooms and textiles

RB Udhayakumar - Information and technology

N Subramanian - Adi dravidar and tribal welfare

VSenthil Balaji – Transport

N Mariyam Pichai – Environment

KA Jayapal – Fisheries

E Subaya - Law, courts and prisons

Budhichandhiran – Tourism

ST Chellapandian – Labour

VS Vijay – Health

NR Sivapathi - Sports and Youth Welfare