New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, the division of ministries in the new government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took place on Monday evening. Yogi has retained 34 important portfolios including home, general administration, housing, and urban planning, appointments, personnel, elections, information, and revenue.
A government spokesman issued a statement on Monday evening. In view of the expansion of air connectivity in the state, the Chief Minister has also retained the Civil Aviation Department, which was earlier held by his cabinet colleague Nand Gopal Nandi.
However, Nand Gopal Nandi will look after the functioning of four departments including industrial development, export promotion in this second term.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has been given charge of six departments including rural development and overall village development and rural engineering, food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises, and the national integration department.
Brajesh Pathak, the state’s second deputy chief minister, has been given the responsibility of medical education, medical and health, family welfare, and maternal and child welfare departments. Pathak was the law minister in the previous government.
According to the spokesperson, Jitin Prasada will take over the reins of the Public Works Department in the Yogi government. In Yogi’s previous cabinet, the public works department was held by deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The spokesman said Sanjay Nishad of the Nishad Party has been given the fisheries department and Apna dal (S) leader Ashish Patel has been given the technical education, consumer protection, and distribution measurement department.