Chennai: DMK president MK Stalin took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu along with 33 ministers today. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. The oath of office was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Also Read - Mamata Moves Calcutta HC Challenging Nandigram Poll Loss Against Suvendu, Hearing Today

Now, Stalin will hold several portfolios including Home, General Administration, Special Initiatives, Special Programme Implementation, and Welfare of Differently-Abled Persons. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown: State Eases Curbs, Allows Liquor Shops to Open Till 5 PM in 27 Districts

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Along with him, 33 other ministers also took oath. In his new cabinet, there are 33 members with senior leaders like Duraimurugan and 15 shall be ministers for the first time. Stalin’s list of ministers along with their portfolios has been approved by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Earlier, Stalin said the names of certain departments have been rechristened. It includes agriculture department which shall now be agriculture and farmers welfare.

Here is MK Stalin’s list of ministers and their portfolios:

S. No.NamePortfolio
1MK StalinChief Minister, General administration, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, other All-India Service, District revenue officers, Police, Home, Special initiatives, Special programme implementation, Welfare of differently abled persons
2DuraimuruganMinister for water resources, irrigation projects including small irrigation; Legislative Assembly; Governor and Ministry; Elections and Passports; Minerals and Mines
3KN NehruMinister for municipal administration, urban and water supply
4I PeriyasamyMinister for Co-operation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen welfare
5K PonmudiMinister for higher education including technical education; Electronics, Science and Technology
6EV VeluMinister for Public Works (Buildings, Highways and Minor Ports)
7MRK PanneerselvamMinister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Co-operatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Excise, Sugarcane Development and Wasteland Development
8KKSSR RamachandranMinister for Revenue and Disaster Management Revenue, District Revenue Establishment, Deputy Collectors, Disaster Management
9Thangam ThennarasuMinister for Industries, Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Archaeology.
10S ReghupathyMinister for Law, Courts, Prisons and Prevention of Corruption
11S MuthusamyMinister for Housing and Urban Development, Rural Housing, Town Planning projects and Housing Development, Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.
12KR PeriakaruppanMinister for Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness.
13TMMinister for Rural Industries including Anbarasan Rural industries, cottage industries, small industries, Slum Clearance Board
14MP SaminathanMinister for Information & Publicity, Film Technology and Cinematograph Act, Newsprint Control, Stationery and Printing, Government Press
15P Geetha JeevanMinister for Social Welfare & Women Empowerment, Women and Children Welfare including Social Welfare, Orphanages and Correctional Administration, Integrated Child Development Scheme and Beggar Homes and Social Reforms and Nutritious Meal Programme
16Anitha R RadhakrishnanMinister for Fisheries -Fishermen Welfare and Animal Husbandry Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation and Animal Husbandry
17SR RajakannappanMinister for Transport, Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
18K RamachandranMinister for Forests
19R SakkarapaniMinister for Food and Civil Supplies Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control
20R GandhiMinister for Handlooms and Textiles Handlooms and Textiles, Khadi and Village Industries Board, Boodhan and Gramadhan.
21MA SubramanianMinister for Medical and Family Welfare Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare
22P MoorthyMinister for Commercial Taxes and Registration Commercial Taxes, Registration and Stamp Act, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending, Chits and Registration of Companies
23SS SivasankarMinister for Backward Classes Welfare, Most Backward Classes Welfare and De-notified Communities Welfare
24PK SekarbabuMinister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
25Palanivel ThiagarajanMinister for Finance and Human Resources Management Finance, Planning, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Pensions and Pension allowances
26SM NasarMinister for Milk & Dairy Development
27Gingee KS MasthanMinister for Minorities Welfare and Non-Resident Tamils Welfare Refugees & Evacuees and Wakf Board
28Anbil Mahesh PoyyamozhiMinister for School Education
29Siva V MeyyanathanMinister for Environment and Climate Change, Youth Welfare and Sports Development
30CV GanesanMinister for Labour Welfare and Skill Development Labour Welfare, Population, Employment and Training, Census, Urban and Rural Employment
31T Mano ThangarajMinister for Information Technology
32M MathiventhanMinister for Tourism and Tourism Development Corporation
33N Kayalvizhi SelvarajMinister for Adi Dravidar Welfare, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour Welfare
34V SenthilbalajiMinister for Electricity, Non Electricity, Prohibition & Excise Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses

Party veteran and general secretary Duraimurugan, who had held portfolios like Public Works during the previous DMK rule (2006-11), would be Minister for Water Resources in charge of irrigation projects and others including mines and minerals. Duraimurugan is among 18 former Ministers who have been inducted in the Cabinet.

Former Chennai Mayor Ma Subramanian and party’s north Chennai strongman, P K Sekarbabu are among the 15 who would be first time Ministers.

Subramanian and Sekarbabu have been allocated the departments of Health and Family Welfare and Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments respectively.

Palanivel Thiagarajan, a former investment banker, has been allocated Finance and Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi School Education department.

Thiagarajan and Poyyamozhi would be ministers for first time and belong to prominent families that spearheaded the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu and also worked for the DMK for long.

The cabinet has two women ministers, P Geetha Jeevan, a former minister, who has been given social welfare and women empowerment and N Kayalvizhi Selvaraj who has been designated Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare.

Selvaraj, who will be a first time minister, had trounced BJP Tamil Nadu unit chief L Murugan from Dharapuram constituency.