Newly appointed Governor Anandi Ben Patel administered the oath taking ceremony of the new ministers.
The Cabinet expansion is aimed at balancing caste equation and satiate community voters, ahead of Assembly elections that is scheduled to take place later this year.
There are also reports that a few ministers are likely to be dropped on the basis of their performance.
After the expansion, there is a possibility of a comprehensive reshuffle in the departments of the Ministers. (ANI)