List of ministers in MK Stalin’s Tamil Nadu cabinet – finance minister, home minister and other key posts

May 7, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

Chief Minister

DMK president MK Stalin is the state’s next chief minister. He will also be heading the home ministry.

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Finance Minister

Palanivel Thiagarajan will be the next finance minister. He is a graduate of National Institute of Technology, has a doctorate in applied computers from State University of New York and an MBA in finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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Minister for Public Works

EV Velu will lead the Public Works department – a key portfolio, given the importance of infrastructure.

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Minister for Water Resources

Durai Murugan will be handling the Water Resources ministry. As the state has been grappling with water shortage, this is looked at as a major portfolio.

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Minister for Municipal Administration

KN Nehru will be the new Minister for Municipal Administration apart from Urban and Water Supply portfolios.

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​Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments​

PK Sekar Babu will be the new Minister for HRCE – a contentious ministry given the Hindu right’s allegations of ‘control’ of its deities.

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Minister for Medical and Family Welfare

Ma Subramanian will head the Health ministry in addition to medical education.

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Minister for School Education

Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi is the new school education minister. He is a graduate from Bharathidasan University and is the son of former DMK MLA Anbil Poyyamozhi.

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​Minister for Tourism

M Mathiventhan will head the key ministry of tourism.

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Minister for Social Welfare and Women Empowerment

P Geetha Jeevan will be heading this key ministry, besides handling portfolios looking over orphanages, child development and meals.

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