Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reallocated the portfolios of two ministers and took over the department of indigenous and tribal faith and culture, except the directorates of library and museum and archaeology, an official said on Monday.
As per official, Jogen Mohan was given the Department of Mines and Minerals along with his earlier portfolios of Revenue and Disaster Management and Hill Areas Development.
Meanwhile, Nandita Gorlosa, who had earlier held the portfolios of Mines and Minerals and Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Culture will now be in charge of Power, Cooperation, Sports and Youth Welfare department, the official added.
Notably, Gorlosa will also continue to hold charge of the Directorate of Archaeology which is under the Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Culture portfolio, official stated.
However, the portfolios of the other members of Sarma’s ministry remain unaltered, official added.
The official stated that CM Himanta Biswa Sarma will take over the Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Culture department except for the responsibilities of the Directorate of Library and Museum and the Directorate of Archaeology.
Earlier the department of Sports and Youth Welfare was under the Chief Minister.
Besides Himanta Biswa Sarma, there are 15 members in the cabinet ministers.