Edapaddi K Palanisami, who took office as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Thursday, will hold the important Home and Finance portfolios, which were earlier kept by his predecessor O Panneerselvam.
Besides, the new Chief Minister will also take care of other key portfolios of Public Works, Highways and Minor Ports, which he had managed as a minister in the Jayalalithaa and Panneerselvam cabinets.
The Chief Minister allotted the following portfolios t ohis Cabinet Ministers: C Srinivasan (Forests), K ASengottaiyan (School Education), K Raju (Cooperation), P Thangamani (Electricity), S P Velumani (Municipal Administration), D Jayakumar (Fisheries) and C Ve Shanmugam (Law). K P Anbalagan will look after Higher Education, V Saroja (Social Welfare), M C Sampath (Industries), K C Karuppannan(Environment), R Kamaraj (Food), O S Manian (Handloom), K Radhakrishnan (Housing), C Vijaya Baskar (Health and FamilyWelfare), R Dorai Kannu (Agriculture), Kadambur Raju (Information), R B Udhayakumar (Revenue) and N Natarajan (Tourism).
K C Veeramani has been allotted Commercial Taxes, K T Rajenthira Balaji (Dairy Development), P Benjamin (RuralIndustries), Nilofer Kafeel (Labor), M R Vijayabaskar(Transport), M Manikandan (Information Technology), V MRajalakshmi (Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare), G Baskaran (Khadi and Village Industries Board) and S Ramachandran (HRand CE).
S Valarmathi has been given charge of Backward Classesand Minority Welfare department, while P Balakrishna Reddywill be the Animal Husbandry minister.
All the Ministers, barring Sengottaiyan, had handled therespective portfolios in the Panneerselvam cabinet too. K Pandiarajan, now in the Panneerselvam camp, was School Education Minister in the previous cabinet.