Shimla/ May 13
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh administered oath of office and secrecy to Jagjivan Pal from Sullah Assembly Constituency of district Kangra, Rakesh Kalia from Gagret Assembly Constituency of district Una, Nand Lal from Rampur Bushahr Assembly Constituency and Rohit Thakur from Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly Constituency of district Shimla, Sohan Lal from Sundernagar Assembly Constituency of district Mandi and Inder Dutt Lakhanpal from Badsar Assembly Segment of district Hamirpur as Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS’s) in a simple but impressive ceremony held at State Secretariat today.
As per the notification of the State Government issued here today, the newly appointed Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS’s) have been assigned the departments and attached with the concerned Ministers.
Jagjivan Pal is attached with Irrigation & Public Health Minister for Irrigation and Public Health, Rakesh Kalia with the Chief Minister for Ayurveda, Nand Lal with Health and Family Welfare Minister for Health, Rohit Thakur with MPP and Power Minister for Agriculture, Sohan Lal Thakur attached with Rural Development Minister for Panchayati Raj and Inder Dutt Lakhanpal with Rural Development Minister for Rural Development.
Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister congratulated the newly appointed Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS’s) and hoped that they would play a pivotal role in the development of the State. He was talking to the media persons after oath taking ceremony of CPS’s at State Secretariat, today.
Virbhadra Singh said that all the Chief Parliamentary Secretaries were quite young and could effectively contribute to accelerate the pace of development with dedication and devotion.
Replying to a query, he said that Congress Party was geared up for ensuing bye election of Mandi Parliamentary Constituency.
Answering to another question for induction of Ministers in its Cabinet, Virbhadra Singh said that it would be done at an appropriate time.
Shimla/ May 13