Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday allocated portfolios to his ministers, giving plum departments to his two deputies and fresh faces in the council of ministers.
The chief minister will hold the portfolios of personnel, vigilance, general administration, justice, legal and legislative affairs, information and public relations, environment, mining and geology, civil aviation, excise, investment promotion, hospitality, power and tourism and cultural affairs. The portfolio, if any, not allotted to any of the ministers will also vest with the chief minister.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been assigned the portfolios of Home Affairs, Cooperation and Jails. Likewise, Deputy Chief Minister Om Parkash Soni has been allotted the portfolios of Health & Family Welfare, Defence Services Welfare and Freedom Fighters.
Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra has been given the portfolios of Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs, Elections and Removal of Grievances. Similarly, Cabinet Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has been assigned the departments of Finance, Taxation, Governance Reforms, Planning and Programme Implementation.
Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has been given the charge of Rural Development & Panchayats, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development. Aruna Chaudhary has been assigned the portfolios of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria has been allotted the portfolios of Water Resources and Housing & Urban Development. Rana Gurjeet Singh has been allotted the departments of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Employment Generation & Training, Horticulture and Soil & Water Conservation.