Mohan SJB Rana cabinet, 1951

Mohan Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana formed the first government of Nepal after the 1951 democracy movement. The government was formed by the proclamation of King Tribhuvan on 17 February 1951 and incorporated members of the Rana regime and the Nepali Congress. The king retained the right to dissolve the cabinet at any time and the cabinet would be responsible to him and the prime minister was to inform the king of all decisions.[1][2]

Mohan SJB Rana cabinet, 1951
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Cabinet of Nepal
February 1951–November 1951
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Mohan SJB Rana
Date formed17 February 1951 (1951-02-17)
Date dissolved12 November 1951 (1951-11-12)
People and organisations
MonarchKing Tribhuvan
Prime MinisterMohan SJB Rana
Total no. of members13 appointments
Member partyRana regime
History
SuccessorM. P. Koirala cabinet, 1951

Mohan Shumsher resigned on 12 November 1951 after Nepali Congress ministers in the cabinet resigned after calling the alliance between the two groups "unnatural".[3]

Original copy of the royal proclamation made by King Tribhuvan on 17 February 1951

CabinetEdit

February 1951–May 1951Edit

Portfolio Minister Affiliation Took office Left office
Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Shree Shree Shree Maharaja Sir Mohan SJB Rana Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Defence Babar Shamsher J.B.R. Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Home Affairs Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Finance Subarna Shamsher J.B.R. Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Forest Department Chuda Raj Shamsher J.B.R. Rana regime 17 February 1951 10 June 1951
Minister for Industry and Commerce Ganesh Man Singh Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Education Nrip Jang Rana Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Transportation Bhadrakali Mishra Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Health Yagya Bahadur Basnyat Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Local Autonomous Administration 10 June 1951
Minister of Food and Agriculture Bharat Mani Sharma Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 10 June 1951

May 1951–November 1951Edit

Portfolio Minister Affiliation Took office Left office
Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mohan Shamsher J.B.R. Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Home Affairs Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Finance Subarna Shamsher J.B.R. Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Local Autonomous Administration Chuda Raj Shamsher J.B.R. Rana regime 10 June 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Industry and Commerce Ganesh Man Singh Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Education Nrip Jang Rana Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Transportation Bhadrakali Mishra Nepali Congress 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Health Yagya Bahadur Basnyat Rana regime 17 February 1951 12 November 1951
Minister for Forest Department Singh Shamsher J.B.R Rana regime 10 June 1951 12 November 1951
Minister of Food and Agriculture Surya Prasad Upadhyaya Nepali Congress 10 June 1951 12 November 1951

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Levi, Werner (1952). "Government and Politics in Nepal: I". Far Eastern Survey. 21 (18): 185–191. doi:10.2307/3023867. ISSN 0362-8949. JSTOR 3023867.
  2. ^ Levi, Werner (1953). "Government and Politics in Nepal: II". Far Eastern Survey. 22 (1): 5–10. doi:10.2307/3024691. ISSN 0362-8949. JSTOR 3024691.
  3. ^ Joshi, Bhuwan Lal; Rose, Leo E. (2004). Democratic Innovations In Nepal: A Case Study Of Political Acculturation. Mandala Publications. ISBN 978-99933-1-023-5.