UP ministry: Akhilesh keeps lion`s share

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 21:36

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday kept the bulk of ministries, including
the key Home and Finance, with him.

Interestingly, controversial independent MLA Raghuraj
Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, who was jailed by previous
chief minister Mayawati and against whom there are pending
criminal cases of attempt to murder, kidnapping and abduction,
has been given Prison department.

In portfolio allocation by Uttar Pradesh Governor BL
Joshi in consultation with the Chief Minister, Akhilesh, who
was sworn in as the youngest CM on March 15 along with
28 Cabinet ministers and 19 Ministers of State, kept charge of
50 departments while his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav was given
responsibility of PWD and Irrigation.

Another senior leader and Samajwadi Party`s Muslim face
Azam Khan has been allocated Parliamentary Affairs, Muslim
waqf, Urban Development, Minority Welfare and Haj, besides
Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation.

Raghuraj Pratap Singh, whose induction in cabinet had
sparked criticism, has been allocated Food and Civil Supplies
along with prison.

Ahmad Hasan has got Medical and Health, Family Welfare and
Mother and Child welfare and Balram Yadav will hold Panchayati
Raj Department.

Apart from Home and Finance, the other departments with
Akhilesh are general administration, vigilance, appointment,
information, tax and registration, secondary education, higher
education, technical education, medical education, housing,
cane development, sugar mills, IT, planning, estate, excise,
power and institutional finance .

Waqar Ahmad Shah has been alloted Labour and
Employment and Transport Department has been given to Raja
Mahendra Aridaman Singh.

Anand Singh has been allocated agriculture and religious
endowment.

Ambika Chaudhary has been given responsibility of
revenue and rehabilitation department.

Social welfare, SC/ST welfare departments have been
allocated to Awadhesh Pratap and land development and water
resources department has been given to Om Prakash Singh.

Paras Nath Yadav got minor irrigation and animal
husbandry, whereas child development and nutrition
and basic education has been given to Ram Govind Chaudhary.

Stamp and court fee, registration and civil defence
departments have been allotted to Durga Prasad Yadav,
homeguards and vocational education to Brahma Shanker
Tripathi.

Kameshwar Yadav has been given externally aided
projects, Ambedkar village development sports and youth
welfare departments.

Khadi and village industry have been allocated to
Rajaram Pandey, horticulture to Raj Kishore Singh and textile
industry and sericulture to Shiv Kumar Beria.

Among ministers of state (independent charge) Rajendra
Singh Rana has been allocated rural engineering services,
Arvind Singh Gope got rural development, Bhagwat Sharan
Gangwar got small industries and Aruna Kori woman welfare and
culture.

Departments have also been allocated to 24 ministers
of state and they have been attached to their respective
cabinet ministers.

Akhilesh has also retained secretariat administration,
cooperative, election, legislative, protocol, civil aviation,
tourism, industrial development, mining, flood control,
forest, administrative reform with him.

He would also hold charge of environment, science and
technology, dairy development, electronics, backward
development, programme implementation, fishries, hadicapped
welfare and entertainment departments.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 21:33

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