Punjab

Portfolios allotted to Punjab Ministers, CM keeps key departments

April 22, 2018 10:54 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister has allotted departments to newly inducted nine ministers. The education minister Aruna Chaudhary has been divested of her prtfolio and is given less important social security, women welfare and Transport department. The education department has also been bifurcated with different ministers appointed for higher education and school education.

While Higher education is given to Razia Sultana who is elevated to cabinet rank, the school education is given to O.P.Soni. Razia will also hold water supply and sanitation department and Soni will also look after freedom fighters department.

Gurpreet Singh Kangar is given important portfolio of Power besides besides new and renewable energy sources. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria who is close to Chief Minister is made minister for revenue and rehabiliation, disaster management and water sources. Industry and Commerce departmentis given to Sunder Sham  Arora, Vijay Inder Singla is given Public works and Information Technology, Bharat Bhushan Ashu is appointed Minister for Food Supply and consumer affairs, Balbir Singh Sidhu is appointed Animal Husbandary, dairy development and labour. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa gets Coopweration and Jails.

Rana Gurmeet Sodhi has been given charge of Sports and Youth Affairs, All other ministers retained their old departments. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has kept 22 departments with him which included home, vigilance, irrigation, Public Relations, Agriculture, Wild Life, Defence welfare, NRI affairs, environment, excise and taxation, civil aviation, personnel, food processing,investment promotion, hospitality, general administration,conservation of land and water and legal affairs beside any other department not allocated to any minister.

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