Shimla: Two days after the induction of three ministers into the Himachal Pradesh cupboard, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur reshuffled his workforce, retaining 9 departments, together with residence and finance, with himself.
The 9 portfolios with the CM are finance, residence, common administration, planning, personnel, public works, tourism, excise and taxation.
Mahender Singh Thakur will deal with income, which was earlier held by the CM, and proceed to go the Jal Shakti, horticulture and sainik welfare departments.
Suresh Bhardwaj has obtained city planning, housing, parliamentary affairs, regulation and authorized remembrance. Bhardwaj, who beforehand held the schooling division, has been allotted co-operation.
Sarveen Chaudhary, the lone lady minister within the cupboard, has been given social justice and empowerment. Earlier, she held city and nation planning and housing.
Ram Lal Markanday has obtained technical schooling, tribal improvement, data know-how and redressal of public grievances.
Virender Kanwar has been allotted agriculture, whereas he’ll proceed to carry his earlier portfolios of rural improvement, panchayati raj and fisheries.
Jai Ram Thakur’s trusted lieutenant Bikram Singh has obtained transport moreover industries, labour and employment.
Govind Singh Thakur is the brand new schooling minister of the state. He has obtained the cost of upper schooling, elementary schooling, language, artwork and tradition.
Dr Rajiv Saizal will take care of well being and household welfare and ayurveda. The CM held the cost of the well being division earlier.
Newly inducted minister Sukhram Chaudhary has obtained the cost of multi-purpose energy initiatives and non-conventional vitality, whereas Rakesh Pathania will take care of youth providers and sports activities and forests. Rajinder Garg has been allotted meals and civil provides and printing and stationery.
HECTIC LOBBYING BEFORE EXPANSION
The cupboard reshuffle was effected late on Friday after clearance from the get together excessive command in Delhi. The chief minister had spoken to BJP president Jagat Parkash Nadda.
There was hectic lobbying for the berths forward of the cupboard enlargement.
Former meals and civil provides minister and Jawalamukhi legislator Ramesh Dhawala, former horticulture minister Narendra Bragta and former Vidhan Sabha speaker Rajeev Bindal had skipped the get together legislators’ meet. Each Bragta and Dhawala had been vying for a cupboard berth, whereas Bindal was sad over the induction of Sukhram Chaudhary.