Punjab Ministers List 2017


Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress has taken oath as the new CM of Punjab. The governor of Punjab, V.P. Singh Badnore, administered the oath of office to the new chief minister and 9 other ministers in the new cabinet of Punjab govt at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh. In the list of 9 ministers, there are 7 cabinet ministers and 2 state ministers with independent charge of their departments. The cabinet ministers are selected in such a manner that proper representation is given to all sections based upon region, religion, caste, seniority of leader and merit to handle a particular department. The Punjab cabinet can have maximum 18 ministers including CM, so Capt. Amarinder Singh can include upto 8 more ministers when feels necessary. Here is the official list of new ministers along with the departments assigned to them: Punjab Ministers List | Cabinet Ministers of Punjab
Punjab Ministers List
NameDepartmentsConstituency
Capt. Amarinder Singh
  • Home Affairs & Justice
  • General Administration
  • Vigilance
  • Personnel
  • Departments not assigned to other ministers
Patiala Urban
Brahm Mohindra
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Medical Education and Research
  • Parliamentary Affairs
Patiala Rural
Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Local Government
  • Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums
Amritsar East
Manpreet Singh Badal
  • Finance and Planning
  • Employment Generation and Training
Bathinda Urban
Sadhu Singh Dharmsot
  • Forests and Wild Life
  • Printing and Stationary
  • Welfare of SCs and BCs
Nabha (SC)
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
  • Rural Development and Panchayats
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
Fatehgarh Churian
Rana Gurjit Singh
  • Irrigation
  • Power
Kapurthala
Charanjit Singh Channi
  • Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes
Chamkaur Sahib (SC)
Aruna Chaudhary
  • Higher Education and Research
  • School Education
Dina Nagar (SC)
Razia Sultana
  • Public Works Department (B & R)
  • Social Security and Development of Women and Children
Malerkotla


Maximum Number of Ministers In Punjab
What is the maximum number of ministers that Punjab cabinet can have? As per the rules, the maximum number of cabinet ministers in a state can be upto 15% of the number of MLAs. This number also includes the chief minister and deputy chief minister. There are total 117 MLAs in Punjab assembly, so the maximum number of cabinet ministers can be 18 (117 x 15 / 100 = 17.55).

Health Minister of Punjab

Brahm Mohindra, a senior leader of Congress party and MLA from Patiala Rural, is the new Health Minister of Punjab. He is also the minister of Medical Education & Research department. Lets see how he performs as the new health minister of Punjab and how he contributes in improving the medical facilities in the state and works as a savior of health of Punjabis.

List of Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

There are total 117 members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha which are elected by the people through voting after every five years. Out of these MLAs, chief minister chooses the cabinet ministers and assign them various departments/ministries. The names of all the ministers in the current govt of Punjab is given in the below list
  1. Capt. Amarinder Singh - He is the current chief minister of Punjab. He is MLA from Patiala urban seat in Patiala district. The most important departments in his portfolio is Home ministry, which is resposible for internal security of the state and Punjab Police comes under this ministry. He has following departments under him:
    • Home Affairs & Justice
    • General Administration
    • Vigilance
    • Personnel
    • Departments not assigned to other ministers
  2. Brahm Mohindra - He is the second senior most leader in the council of ministers and is sixth time MLA. He represents Patiala Rural constituency and has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Health and Family Welfare
    • Medical Education and Research
    • Parliamentary Affairs
  3. Navjot Singh Sidhu - He is an international cricketer, who has represented India for many years before joining politics. He is also a former lok sabha member from Amritsar and also former Rajya Sabha member. An MLA from Amritsar East seat, he is the minister of Local Government department, the department responsible for managing all the urban local bodies in the state which also includes the municipal corporations in Punjab. A complete list of departments headed by him is shown below:
    • Local Government
    • Tourism and Cultural Affairs
    • Archives and Museums
  4. Manpreet Singh Badal - He is a senior leader of Congress party, who has earlier been the Finance minister as a Shiromani Akali Dal member. He is nephew of Parkash Singh Badal and cousin brother of Sukhbir Singh Badal. In the current govt, he is Finance Minister of Punjab. At a time when the state is in a financial mess and reeling under the burden of debt, there are high expections from him to get the state from this financial crisis. Other department under him are:
    • Finance
    • Planning
    • Employment Generation and Training
  5. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot - He is a senior Congress leader and represents Nabha (SC) vidhan sabha seat in Patiala district as MLA. The departments headed by him are:
    • Forests and Wild Life
    • Printing and Stationary
    • Welfare of SCs and BCs
  6. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa - He is the minister of Rural Development and Panchayats department, which is an important department as the works of all the panchayats in the state are managed by this department. He is MLA from Fatehgarh Churian vidhan sabha seat in Gurdaspur district. Other department headed by him are:
    • Rural Development and Panchayats
    • Water Supply and Sanitation
  7. Rana Gurjit Singh - He is MLA from Kapurthala and also the Irrigation minister of Punjab.
    • Irrigation
    • Power
  8. Charanjit Singh Channi - Charanjit Singh Channi is MLA from Chamkaur Sahib constituency in Ropart district. He is the Technical Education minister in the current council of ministers. The complete name of his dept is Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes.
  9. Aruna Chaudhary - She is one of the three women MLAs of ruling Congress party and is education minister of Punjab. She is MLA from Dina Nagar constituency and has won from this seat for the third time. She is a Minister of State and has independent charge of the following departments:
    • Higher Education and Languages
    • School Education
  10. Razia Sultana - Razia Sultana is MLA from Malerkotla (the only town in Punjab with muslim majority) and is PWD Minister of Punjab. She is a Minister of State with independent charge of the following departments:
    • Public Works Department (B & R)
    • Social Security and Development of Women and Children