According to a top official, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requested all ministers to resign from the council of ministers on Saturday, ahead of a reshuffle on June 5.
The function will be place at the state secretariat, the Lok Seva Bhavan, and Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, who is visiting Puri, has been notified.
“On Sunday at 11.45 a.m., the new ministers will take the oath of office at a function to be conducted at the Convention Centre on the premises of the Lok Seva Bhavan,” a senior Raj Bhavan source informed PTI.
Ministers have begun filing their paperwork, according to sources in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
This will be the ministry’s first reorganization in its three-year history.
The procedure must be completed by Monday, as the governor would be leaving Odisha in two days.
Patnaik, who is in his fifth term as chief minister, is also planning a trip to Rome and Dubai beginning June 20 and wants to restructure the ministry before leaving, according to CMO sources.
The government reshuffle began a day after the ruling BJD won three Rajya Sabha seats and the Brajrajnagar assembly constituency by-poll.