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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel assigns portfolios, keeps finances, mining

Minister T S Singh Deo has been given panchayat and rural development, health & family welfare, medical education, planning, economics and statistics, 20- point programme and commercial taxes

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Bhupesh Baghel
Bhupesh Baghel

Bhupesh Thursday assigned portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues, keeping and with himself and giving the crucial home department to senior leader

The newly-appointed ministers, who took oath early this week, have been allocated portfolios, a here said.

Besides and mining, Baghel, heading the first government in Chhattisgarh in 15 years, will handle general administration department, energy, public relations, and portfolios along with the departments not allocated to any other minister, he said.

Minister has been given key departments like panchayat and rural development, health & family welfare, medical education, planning, economics and statistics, 20- point programme and commercial taxes (GST).

Similarly, Sahu will head important departments like home, public works department (PWD), jail, tourism, dharmsva (religious) and culture.

The 69-year-old Sahu is the oldest minister in the cabinet.

The from the Muslim community, Mohammad Akbar, has been has been allotted transport, forest, housing, environment, & civil supplies and consumer protection departments.

The youngest minister in the Cabinet, (34), has been given the charge of higher education, technical education, skill development and janshakti niyojan, science and technology, sports and youth welfare departments.

Minister got revenue and disaster management, rehabilitation, and stamp departments while the only woman minister, Anita Bhediya, will head women and child development and social Welfare departments.

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Parliamentary work, law and legal affairs, agriculture and bio-technology, animal husbandry, fisheries and water resources departments were handed over to minister

Senior tribal tribal will look after commercial tax (excise) and industries.

Shiv Kumar Dahariya was given labour, urban administration and development departments, while has been assigned public health and engineering along with village industries departments.

Senior will look after school education, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, other backward class and minorities welfare along with cooperative department.

The returned to power in the state after 15 years, dislodging the Raman Singh-led BJP government in the November polls.

The bagged 68 of the 90 seats in the Assembly, while the BJP won only 15 seats.

and Sahu were sworn in as ministers along with on December 17.

Last Tuesday, had expanded his Cabinet by inducting nine more ministers, who had taken oath at a function in Raipur.

The total strength of the Cabinet now stood at 12, including the

First Published: Thu, December 27 2018. 19:20 IST
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