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Tamil Nadu Ministers retain portfolios allocated by Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday retained all 30 other Ministers appointed by his predecessor J Jayalalithaa, with all of them retaining the same portfolios earlier allocated by the AIADMK supremo.

PTI| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday retained all 30 other Ministers appointed by his predecessor J Jayalalithaa, with all of them retaining the same portfolios earlier allocated by the AIADMK supremo.

Panneerselvam, who was the Finance and Public Works Minister in the previous Cabinet, retained the two portfolios and will now assume charge of the departments of Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police and Home, all held by Jayalalithaa.

The members of the Panneerselvam Cabinet are Natham R Viswanathan (Electricity and Prohibition), R Vaithilingam (Housing and Urban Development), Edappadi K Palaniswami (Highways and Minor Ports), P Mohan (Rural Industries and Labour), B Valarmathi (Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme), P Palaniappan (Higher Education), Sellur K. Raju (Co-operation), R Kamaraj (Food), P Thangamani (Industries), V Senthil Balaji (Transport), MC Sampath(Commercial Taxes and Registration), Agri SS Krishnamoorthy (Agriculture), SP Velumani (Municipal Administration, Rural Development,Law, Courts and Prisons) TKM Chinnayya (Animal Husbandry).

S Gokula Indira (Handlooms and Textiles), S Sundararaj (Sports and Youth Welfare), P Chendur Pandian (Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments), SP Shunmuganathan (Tourism), N Subramanian (Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare), KA Jayapal (Fisheries), Mukkur N Subramanian (Information Technology), RB Udhaya Kumar (Revenue), KT Rajenthra Bhalaji (Information and Special Programme Implementation).

B V Ramanaa (Milk and Dairy Development), KC Veeramani (School Education), MSM Anandan (Forests), Thoppu ND Venkatachalam (Environment), TP Poonachi (Khadi and Village Industries), S Abdul Rahim (Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare) and Dr C Vijaya Baskar (Health).