Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda retained ministry of Home, Energy and Road Construction as he distributed portfolios among his cabinet ministers on Sunday, two days after expanding his ministry and a month after taking the oath.
He is also holding charge of the departments of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Raj Bhasa, Law and Justice, Information and Public Relations, Planning and Development, Department of Registration and such departments which have not been allocated to any other minister, according to an official release here today.
Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto has been allotted the departments of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Water Resources Development, Forest and Environment, Art, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs.
Another Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been allotted the ministry of Finance, Commercial Taxes, Urban Development, Housing, Drinking water and Sanitation, Civil Aviation and Mines.
The following are the portfolios allotted to nine other ministers : Baijnath Ram – Human Resource Development, Hemlal Murmu – Parliamentary Affairs, Health and Family Welfare C P Choudhary – Building Construction, Labour, Employment and Training, Science and Technology Haji Hussein Ansari – Cooperative, Minority Welfare Mathura Prasad Mahto – Revenue and Land Reforms, Food Processing, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Champai Soren – Tribal Welfare and Transport department Gopal Krishna Patar – Excise, Prohibition Vimala Pradhan – Tourism, Social Welfare, Woman and Child development Satyanand Jha --- Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.