Nirmal Singh gets additional charge of Forest and Industries portfolios

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Tuesday has been given an additional charge of Industries & Commerce and Forest, Ecology and Environment departments, a government order said.

The charges were earlier withdrawn from Ch. Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga who were sacked from the cabinet over Kathua rape and murder incident.

According to an order issued by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, "In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules, I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir do hereby assign the charge of the Departments of Industries & Commerce and Forest, Ecology & Environment to Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister in addition to the subjects already assigned to him," the order said.


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