Ministers assume charge

Jammu, Jan 16: The newly inducted ministers assumed charge of their allotted ministries in the Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.
The Ministers who took over their responsibilities included Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Planning and Development, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra, Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah, Minister of State for Science & Information Technology (Independent Charge), Feroz Khan and Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry (Independent Charge), Nazir Gurezi.
The new Ministers also interacted with the officers and officials of their respective departments and had a detailed description about the functioning of the same.
Meanwhile, the ministers from National Conference (NC) who took oath of office and secrecy yesterday called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here on Wednesday and “expressed their gratitude to him for reposing faith in them and giving them responsibility of serving the State and its people.”
According to an official handout, the Ministers assured the Chief Minister of their sincere service and hard work to realize the goal of peace, progress and prosperity set by the coalition government.
Wishing them success in their intension and endeavor to seek betterment of the people and the State as Ministers in the Council of Ministers, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that justice to all, best service delivery and public good should be the benchmark of their functioning.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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