Capt keeps home; Mohindra gets health, Sidhu local bodies, Manpreet finance

Chandigarh, March 16

Capt Amarinder Singh will hold the portfolios of home and vigilance, Brahm Mohindra health, medical education and parliamentary affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu local government and Manpreet Badal will be in charge of the finance ministry. On the advice of Amarinder, who was sworn in on Thursday, Governor VP Singh Badnore allotted portfolios to the newly inducted ministers. Announcing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said Amarinder would hold the portfolios of general administration, personnel, home affairs and justice, vigilance and all other departments not assigned to any other minister.

Chandigarh, March 16 Thursday, 2017 (kulbir singh kalsi):- keeping in view the financial constraints facing the state, Captain Amarinder Singh and 9 other cabinet ministers have taken a simple and low-key swearing-in ceremony (oath-taking) programme at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra has been given the portfolios of health and family welfare, research and medical education and parliamentary affairs. Navjot Singh Sidhu has been allotted the portfolios of local government and tourism and cultural affairs, archives and museums. Manpreet Singh Badal has been assigned the departments of finance, planning and employment generation. The departments of forests, printing and Stationery, and welfare of SCs and BCs would be looked after by 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. 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. Aruna Chaudhary, Minister of State (Independent Charge), has been assigned the portfolios of higher education and school education. Another Minister of State (Independent Charge) Razia Sultana has been allotted the portfolios of PWD (B&R), social security and development of women and children.