Arunachal Pradesh appoints 19 advisors for enhanced governance

In a strategic move to enhance the administrative efficiency of various ministries, the Arunachal Pradesh government has appointed 19 advisors to assist ministers. The appointments were announced on Tuesday by Cabinet Secretary Kaling Tayeng, following the order from State Governor Lieutenant General (Retired) K.T. Parnaik. The advisors will serve at the governor’s pleasure without receiving any emoluments, remuneration, perks, or facilities.

Former minister Honchun Ngandam has been designated as the advisor to the Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) covering the Eastern and Central Zone-B. Similarly, Nakap Nalo, another minister from the previous government, has been appointed as advisor to Disaster Management. Senior MLAs Wangling Lowangdong and Ninong Ering will now serve as advisors to Environment & Forest and Hydro Power Development, respectively.

Techi Kaso, the MLA from Itanagar, is the new advisor for Urban Affairs, Land Management, and Food and Civil Supplies. Phurpa Tsering will oversee PWD (North West, Western and Central-A zones), Highways, and Science & Technology. Additional advisors include Chow Zingnu Namchoom for Rural Works, Sports & Youth Affairs, Mutchu Mithi for Home and Education, and Dr. Mohesh Chai for Health & Family Welfare, Commerce & Industries.

Other key appointments include Pani Taram as advisor for Public Health Engineering, Hayeng Mangfi for Water Resources, Jikke Tako for Power, and Dongru Siongju for Tax & Excise. Taniya Soki has been named advisor for RD & Panchayat, while Rode Bui will oversee Social Justice Empowerment, Tribal Affairs, Labour & Employment. Talem Taboh has been assigned Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary & Dairy Development, and Fisheries. Mopi Mihu will handle Civil Aviation, Tourism, Geology, Mining, and Minerals.

Two women legislators were also included in the appointments: Chakat Aboh as advisor for Transport and the Department of Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, and Tsering Lhamu for Planning, Women, and Child Development.

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