A day after being sworn in as the chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed portfolios to his cabinet ministers. With Ajanta Neog taking charge of the finance department, the state got its first woman finance minister.

In the first cabinet meeting of the new Assam govt, the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state was on top of the agenda. In view of the increasing COVID-19 cases, the cabinet will impose certain restrictions which will be announced today. 

   

Assam gets first woman finance minister; Covid top agenda in maiden cabinet meet

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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday distributed portfolios to 13 members of his cabinet, a day after the new council of ministers were sworn in.

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With Ajanta Neog taking charge of the finance department, the state got its first woman finance minister.

The new council of ministers comprises 11 ministers from the BJP, including the chief minister, 2 from alliance partner the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), and one from the UPPL.

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In the first cabinet meeting of the new Assam government, the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state was on top of the agenda.

The CM will also depute the ministers to two districts or more to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the districts and submit a report within three days. Based on this report, a decision on an economic package will be taken in the next cabinet meeting.