Saturday, Date: Mar 25, 2023 Time: 6:38 am

Newly inducted Punjab ministers get portfolios

Chandigarh: 5 new ministers inducted into the Bhagwant Mann cabinet have been allotted portfolios by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab and also reassigned some portfolios..
Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar will be the minister for local government, parliamentary affairs, conservation of land and water, and administrative reforms.
Fauja Singh will oversee defence services, freedom fighters and welfare and food processing.
Anmol Gagan Mann will be the minister for tourism and cultural affairs, investment promotion, labour and removal of grievances.
Aman Arora is information and public relations minister. He will also hold renewable energy and housing and urban development portfolios.
Chetan Singh Jouramajra has been given the crucial department of health, medical education and research, and elections.
Harpal Cheema has retained finance and planning, programme implementation, excise and taxation.
The department of cooperatives has been taken away from, the department is now with Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann.
Baljit Kaur will have social justice, empowerment, social security, women and child development.
Harbhajan Singh ETO has retained the public works and power departments.
Lal Chand Kataruchak would continue to be food and civil supplies minister, besides handling forests and wildlife.
Harjot Bains has been handed the education portfolio.
Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer will oversee governance reforms, printing and stationery, science and technology and environment, sports and youth services.
Besides his rural development, NRI affairs and farmers welfare portfolios, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has also been given agriculture.
Laljit Singh Bhullar continues to be transport minister and will also hold animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy development portfolios.
Bram Shankar Jimpa is revenue, water supply and sanitation minister and continues to be minister for jails.
The irrigation department has been handed over to mines and geology minister Harjot Bains.

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