Punjab Governor allots portfolios to newly inducted ministers

| Updated: Mar 17, 2017 03:03 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Mar. 16 (ANI): On the advice and recommendation of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh after his swearing-in, Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Thursday allotted portfolios to the newly inducted ministers. The Chief Minister gets home, justice, vigilance, general administration and personnel. Captain Amarinder will hold all other departments not assigned to any other minister. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that Captain Amarinder would hold the portfolios of general administration, personnel, home affairs and justice, vigilance and all other departments not assigned to any other minister. Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra has been given the portfolios of Health and Family Welfare, Research and Medical Education and Parliamentary Affairs. Likewise, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been allotted the portfolios of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums. Cabinet Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has been assigned the departments of Finance, Planning and Employment Generation. Similarly, Forests, Printing and Stationery, Welfare of SCs and BCs would be looked after by the newly inducted Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has been given the charge of Rural Development and Panchayats and Water Supply and Sanitation. Likewise, Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh had been allotted the portfolios of Irrigation and Power. Cabinet Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been allotted Technical Education and Industrial Training. Meanwhile, Aruna Chaudhary, Minister of State (Independent Charge) has been assigned the portfolios of Higher Education and School Education (Independent Charge). Another Minister of State (Independent Charge) Smt. Razia Sultana has been allotted the portfolios of PWD (B&R), Social Security and Development of Women and Children (Independent Charge). (ANI)