UP Cabinet distribution: Yogi Adityanath keeps home ministry, rewards turncoats with portfolios
Adityanath also kept the Information, Housing and Urban planning, Food and Civil Supplies, Mining, Personnel, Institutional Finance, Estate and several other departments
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday allocated portfolios to his cabinet colleagues keeping over three dozen departments including the Home ministry with himself.
Adityanath also kept the Information, Housing and Urban planning, Food and Civil Supplies, Mining, Personnel, Institutional Finance, Estate and several other departments according to the the list released by Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday.
Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has been given the Public Works Department (PWD), Food Processing, Entertainment Tax and Public Enterprises Department. The other Deputy CM, Dinesh Sharma was given Higher and Secondary Education, Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments.
The key Finance portfolio went to Rajesh Agarwal, while Sidhharth Nath Singh has got Medical and Health department.
Among the 22 cabinet ministers, Surya Pratap Shahi got Agriculture and agriculture research, Suresh Kumar Khanna — Urban Development, Parliamentary Affairs, Swami Prasad Maurya - Labour, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation while Satish Mahana got Industrial Development.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi got Women and Family Welfare, Women and Child Development and Tourism, Dara Singh Chauhan has been given Forest and Environment, Zoological Gardens, Dharampal Singh - Irrigation, SP Singh Baghel - Fisheries, Minor
Irrigation and Animal Husbandry while Satyadev Pachauri got Khadi Gramodyog, Silk and Export Promotion.
Here is a list of key portfolios given to cabinet ministers and the ones retained by the chief minister and deputy chief ministers.
|Yogi Adityanath||Home Ministry|
|Housing and Urban Planning Department|
|Food and Ration|
|Keshav Prasad Maurya||Public Works Department minister|
|Public Enterprise Department|
|Dinesh Sharma||Information Technology|
|Middle and Higher Education|
|Chetan Chouhan||Sports and Youth development|
|Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary||Dairy development|
|Religious works and culture|
|SP Singh Baghel||Animal Husbandry|
|Rita Bahuguna Joshi||Women Child and Family welfare|
|Suresh Khanna||Parliamentary Affairs|
|Brajesh Pathak||Law and Justice|
|Mukut Bihri Verma||Cooperative Department|
|Surya Pratap Shahi||Agriculture, Agricultural research and Education|
|Swami Prasad Maurya||Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation|
|Labour and Public Service Department|
|Satish Mahana||Industrial development|
|Dara Singh Chauhan||Forest and Environment|
|Satyadev Pachauri||Khadi and Textile development|
|Ramapati Shastri||Social Welfare|
|Scheduled Caste and Scheduled tribe welfare|
|Jai Prakash Singh||Excise|
|Om Prakash Rajbhar||Backward Class Welfare|
|Rajendra Pratap Singh||Rural Engineering Services|
|Siddharth Nath Singh||Healthcare|
|Nand Kumar Nandi||Stamp and Judicial Revenue|
Cabinet ministers Ramapati Shastri got SC/ST welfare while Jai Prakash Singh got charge of the Excise department. Om Prakash Rajbhar got Backward Castes and Handicap
Welfare, Brijesh Pathak - Law and Justice, Political Pension, Renewable Energy, Lakshmi Narain Chowdhury - Milk Development, Religious Endowment Culture, Minority Welfare, Chetan Chauhan - Sports and Youth Welfare, Srikant Sharma - Power, Rajendra Pratap Singh alias Moti Singh - Rural Engineering Department, Mukut Bihari Verma - Cooperative, Ashutosh Tondon - Technical and Medical Education and Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi - Stamp and Court Fees, Registration and Civil Aviation departments.
The lone Muslim face in the council of ministers, Mohsin Raza got Science and Technology, Electronics, IT, Muslim Waqf and Haj.
Among the nine Ministers of State (Independent charge) Anupma Jaiswal got Basic Education, Child Development and Nutrition, Finance, Revenue, Suresh Rana - Cane Development, Sugar Mills and Industrial Development, Upendra Tiwari - Environment, Water Supply, Land Development and Water Resources and Forest, Mahendra Kumar Singh - Rural development, Medical and Health, Swatantra Dev Singh - Transport, Protocol and Power, Bhupendra Singh Chowdhury - Panchyati Raj, PWD, Dharam Singh Saini - Ayush, Rehabilitation, Anil Rajbhar - Armymen Welfare, Homeguards, Food Processing, Civil Defence and Swati Singh - NRI Department, Flood Control, Agriculture Export, Marketing, Women and Family welfare and Mother and Child Development departments.
Besides, 13 ministers of state were also given portfolios. The Adityanath government has 25 cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state (independent charge) and 13 ministers of state.
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