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Ten new ministers sworn in Kashmir

Srinagar
Aug 29, 2006:

Cabinet expansion
Governor S K Sinha and Chief Ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad with the new cabinet members
Jammu and Kashmir Council of Ministers was expanded today with the induction of ten new ministers. Of them, three are cabinet ministers and seven ministers of State.

Ghuchain Singh Charak, who was earlier Minister of State (MoS), has been elevated to the cabinet rank.

With this, the number of ministers in the state has risen to 22. Of them, 14 are cabinet ministers including Chief Minister and eight are ministers of state.

Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) S K Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan here this morning.

The new cabinet ministers who were administered the oath are Mohammad Dilawar Mir, Gulchain Singh Charak and Jugal Kishore Sharma.

The new Ministers of state (MoS) inducted are Dr. Romesh Chander Sharma, Ajaz Ahmad Khan, Javid Mustafa Mir, S. Manjit Singh, Prem Sagar Aziz, Peer Mohammad Hussain and Mohammad Khalil Band. (INF)

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