Punjab Ministers List 2022, Punjab Cabinet Ministers List 2022: In his first cabinet expansion, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday has inducted five new ministers to his cabinet including Kharar MLA Anmol Gagan Maan (32), Amritsar South MLA Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar (66) and Guru Har Sahai MLA Fauja Singh Sarari (61). CM Mann has allocated portfolios to his cabinet members, keeping the Home Affairs and Justice Departments with himself while giving Finance to Harpal Singh Cheema. Mann kept with himself 27 departments, including the Vigilance, Personnel, Housing and Urban Development, Industries and Commerce, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Horticulture, Parliamentary Affairs, Employment Generation and Training, New and Renewable Energy Sources and Information and Public Relations. With the recent additions to the list, Punjab has 15 cabinet ministers now, including CM Mann.
Ten ministers were inducted into the Mann-led cabinet on Saturday. Two-time MLA from Dirba Harpal Singh Cheema has been given the Finance, Planning, Programme Implementation, Excise and Taxation and Cooperation, according to an official release. Dr Baljit Kaur has been given the portfolios of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities and Social Security, Women and Child Development.
The list includes Harpal Singh Cheema, former leader of the opposition and second-time legislator from Dirba. He is also the party’s Dalit face. Two-time Barnala MLA Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer will also find a berth in the Mann-led cabinet. Other MLAs to be inducted in the cabinet are Dr Baljit Kaur, Harbhajan Singh from Jandiala, Dr Vijay Singla from Mansa, Lal Chand from Bhoa, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal from Ajnala, Laljit Singh Bhullar from Patti, Brahm Shanker from Hoshiarpur and Harjot Bains from Anandpur Sahib.
Full List of Punjab Cabinet Ministers and Their Portfolio
Bhagwant Mann ———————— Chief Minister, Home Affairs, Justice Departments, 27 other departments including Vigilance, Personnel, Housing and Urban Development, Industries and Commerce, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Horticulture, Parliamentary Affairs, Employment Generation and Training, New and Renewable Energy Sources and Information and Public Relations
Anmol Gagan Mann —————— Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Investment Promotion, Labour and Removal of Grievances
Aman Arora ————————– Information and Public Relations, New and Renewable energy resources, Housing and Urban Development departments.
Chetan Singh Jauramajra ———– Health
Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar ———— Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs, Conservation of Land and Water and Administrative Reforms departments.
Fauja Singh ——————- Minister for Freedom Fighters, Defence Services Welfare, Food Processing and Horticulture.
Harpal Singh Cheema—————– Finance, Planning, Programme Implementation, Excise and Taxation and Cooperation
Dr Baljit Kaur—————————- Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities and Social Security, Women and Child Development
Harbhajan Singh ETO—————- Public Works and Power
Dr Vijay Singla————————– Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education and Research
Lal Chand Kataruchak————— Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, Forests and Wildlife
Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer——– School Education, Sports and Youth Services and Higher Education
Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal————- Rural Development and Panchayats, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development and NRI Affairs
Laljit Singh Bhullar—————- Transport and Hospitality
Bram Shanker———————- Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Water Resources and Water Supply and Sanitation
Harjot Singh Bains—————- Legal and Legislative Affairs, Mines and Geology, Tourism and Cultural Affairs and Jails
There are 18 berths in the cabinet, including the chief minister. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit had administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bhagwant Mann in a ceremony at Khatkar Kalan on Wednesday, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The AAP won a massive 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly, decimating the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party combine.