Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], June 6 (ANI): Uttrakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday allocated portfolios to newly inducted ministers but has kept crucial ministries like Home and Finance and 13 other departments with himself.
Satpal Maharaj has been allocated Irrigation, Culture and six other departments; Harak Singh Rawat got Forest and Ayush and five other departments; Bansidhar Bhagat was handed the responsibility of Urban Development, Information and Science Technology and three other departments.
Yashpal Arya will take over Transport, Social Welfare, Excise and three other departments; Bishan Singh was allocated Drinking Water and three other departments; Subodh Uniyal will handle Agriculture and six other departments; Arvind Pandey got Sports, Youth Welfare and four other departments.
Ganesh Joshi has been allocated Sainik Welfare, Small, Medium Enterprises, and two others departments; Dhan Singh Rawat will take over Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Higher Education, and three other departments; Rekha Arya will handle Women Empowerment and Child Development and three departments; and Yatishwaranand will take charge of Village Development and three other departments.
Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Uttarakhand, here on Sunday, a day after being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party.
Along with Dhami, 11 BJP legislators also took oath as the state cabinet ministers at the ceremony.
The two-time MLA from Khatima constituency has never been a minister in the state government but became the youngest chief minister of Uttarakhand on Sunday. He is the third chief minister of the state in nearly four months. (ANI)