Cajee inducted as Parliamentary Secretary

FS Cajee is administered the oath by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday. (ST)

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Founder Strong Cajee, who was earlier sacked from the Dr Mukul Sangma-led MUA Cabinet, was on Tuesday administered the oath of office as Parliamentary Secretary.

Cajee was administered the oath of office by the incumbent Chief Minister, who, was responsible for sacking the former Urban Affairs minister after he revolted against Dr Sangma’s leadership.

Government officials including some Cabinet ministers besides Chief Secretary WMS Pariat were also present at the swearing-in ceremony.

Reacting to queries on the sudden induction of Cajee as Parliamentary Secretary, the Chief Minister said the Government has been working as a team to serve the people and the respective minister can engage parliamentary secretaries in different Government works. It may be

mentioned that Cajee along with three other ministers Prestone Tynsong, Augustine D Marak and FW Momin were dropped from the Cabinet earlier this year after they revolted against the incumbent Chief Minister.

Commenting further on the functions of parliamentary secretaries, Dr Sangma said, “They assist ministers in administration work and they also review and monitor the different programmes of the Government.”

With Cajee’s appointment, the State Government now has a total of 15 parliamentary secretaries.

Meanwhile, Cajee expressed happiness on his induction.

“It is my pleasure to serve people at any level and I will always abide by the party’s directives for the betterment of the State,” Cajee stated while talking to reporters after the swearing-in ceremony.

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