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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat distributes portfolios; keeps home, health, PWD

The chief minister keeps 36 departments with himself while allocating tourism ministry to Satpal Maharaj and finance department to Prakash Pant.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2017 23:41 IST
Deep Joshi
Uttarakhand cabinet portfolios

Newly elected MLAs welcome chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat after the oath-taking ceremony at the assembly in Dehradun on Tuesday. (PTI File Photo)

About a week after the swearing-in, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday night distributed portfolios among his 10-member cabinet, keeping home, health, public works department and 33 more departments with himself.

Satpal Maharaj, the senior-most minister in the cabinet, got nine departments such as tourism, pilgrimage and religious fairs, culture, besides Indo-Nepal and Uttarakhand river projects.

Prakash Pant is the finance minister. He will also handle departments of legislative and parliamentary affairs, language, potable water and cleanliness.

Former Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat has got environment, forest and wildlife, labour and solid water management departments.

Cabinet minister Madan Kaushik is in-charge of urban development and housing, census, reorganisation and election departments.

Yashpal Arya has got eight departments such as transport, social, minority and students welfare. He will also look after the development of border and remote areas, besides backward area development departments.

While Arvind Pandey is the minister of panchayati raj, youth welfare, sports, school and Sanskrit education departments, Subodh Uniyal has got departments of agriculture, agriculture education, horticulture and silk development.

Minister of state Rekha Arya has been assigned women and child welfare department, animal husbandry, sheep and goat rearing, fodder and pasture development and fisheries. Another minister of state, Dhan Singh Rawat, has got higher education, milk development, protocol and cooperatives portfolios.