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Punjab allocates portfolios to its ministers | Read in detail View in Punjabi

By Jasleen Kaur -- March 21, 2022 5:10 pm -- Updated:March 21, 2022 5:44 pm

Chandigarh, March 21: The AAP-led Punjab Government on Monday allocated portfolios to its ministers. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has kept the Home Ministry with him.

Harpal Cheema has been made Finance Minister; Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer has been made Education Minister, Dr Vijay Singla has got Health Ministry; Harjot Bains will be the Law and Tourism Minister; Dr Baljit Kaur will be the Minister for Social Security, Women and Child Development.

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Harbhajan Singh will be Power Minister; Lal Chand look after Food and Civil Supplies Department. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal will be the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.

Laljit Singh Bhullar will be the Transport Minister; Bram Shankar Jimpa will have Water as well as Disaster Ministry.

Punjab allocates portfolios to its ministers | Read in detailEarlier, after inducting the 10 ministers into his Cabinet, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had approved a proposal to fill 25,000 vacant posts in government departments, including 10,000 police posts.

Bhagwant Mann, in a video message after the first meeting of the Cabinet, said the process of advertisement and notification for these jobs would be initiated within a month.

Punjab allocates portfolios to its ministers | Read in detail

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The new ministers are 

Harpal Singh Cheema (48), second-time AAP MLA from Dirba.

Dr Baljit Kaur (46), an eye surgeon from Malout

Harbhajan Singh, a former Excise and Taxation Officer

Dr Vijay Singla (46), a dentist from Mansa

Lal Chand Kataru Chak from Bhoa (47), a first-time MLA

Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, a 32-year-old with a BTech degree

Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal from Ajnala who lived in the US before he returned to agriculture in Punjab

Laljit Singh Bhullar, a commission agent

Pandit Brahm Shankar Jimpa, a four-time councillor from Hoshiarpur

Harjot Singh Bains, practising lawyer at the Punjab and Haryana High Court

Punjab allocates portfolios to its ministers | Read in detail

-PTC News


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