The Pema Khandu-led BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh on October 14 appointed 22 MLAs as advisors to ministers in the state.
The advisors shall assist the ministers and the government in expediting its functioning and monitoring the ongoing projects,” a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said.
The MLAs appointed as advisors were handed over appointment order by chief minister Pema Khandu at a small function in Itanagar on October 14.
“These appointments have no financial implication whatsoever to the state exchequer,” Khandu mentioned.
He stated that they shall not be entitled to any emoluments, remuneration, perks and facilities.
“These appointments were necessitated to instil the sense of responsibility among the elected representatives and uphold the spirit of teamwork so that the work culture in the government improves and the works undertaken are expedited and completed timely,” Khandu added.
The 22 legislators appointed as advisors to ministers are Tsering Tashi, Jambey Tashi, Phurpa Tsering, Kumsi Sidisow, Goruk Pordung, Tana Hali Tara, Balo Raja, Lokam Tasar, Taniya Soki, Rode Bui, Nyamar Karbak, Kento Jini, Kento Rina, Kaling Moyong, Gum Tayeng , Jummum Ete Deori, Laisam Simai, Phosum Khimhun, Wanglam Sawin, Gabriel D Wangsu, Dasanglu Pul and Tanpho Wangnaw.
In two separate orders, the state government also appointed chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWB) and chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) on October 14.