Punjab Cabinet Ministers List 2022

Latest Update (21 March 2022 5:30pm) - Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has assigned the departments to the ministers in his cabinet. According to this list, Bhagwant Mann has kept the Home Affairs department with himself. It means that the Punjab Police will come under his portfolio. Harpal Singh Cheema is the new Finance Minister of Punjab and Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer is the new Education Minister of Punjab in 2022. Dr. Vijay Singla has been given charge of the Health department.
The complete list of cabinet ministers of Punjab and their departments is given in the next sections on this page. Use the quick links given below to see the details:

To check the list of AAP nominees for Rajya Sabha members from Punjab, check the link below:
Rajya Sabha Members from Punjab
Latest Update (18 March 2022 8:15pm) - Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann released the first list of cabinet ministers. He shared this information in a tweet and as per the list, 10 ministers will take oath on Saturday. The list of ministers in the new Punjab Cabinet 2022 led by Bhagwant Mann is given below:
  • Harpal Singh Cheema (MLA from Dirba, Dist Sangrur)
  • Dr. Baljit Kaur (MLA from Malout, Dist Muktsar)
  • Harbhajan Singh ETO (MLA from Jandiala, Dist Amritsar)
  • Dr. Vijay Singla (MLA from Mansa, Dist Mansa)
  • Lal Chand Kataruchakk (MLA from Bhoa, Dist Pathankot)
  • Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer (MLA from Barnala, Dist Barnala)
  • Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal (MLA from Ajnala, Dist Amritsar)
  • Laljeet Singh Bhullar (MLA from Patti, Dist Tarn Taran)
  • Bram Shankar (Jimpa) (MLA from Hoshiarpur, Dist Hoshiarpur)
  • Harjot Singh Bains (MLA from Anandpur Sahib, Dist Ropar)
As of now, there is no announcement about the the departments to be allocated to these new ministers and it will be decided later.
In the Punjab Cabinet, there can be maximum 18 ministers including the chief minister. So there are still 7 vacant seats and we can soon expect a cabinet expansion to fill these 7 cabinet berths.
Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha: The name of the new speaker has also been announced. Kultar Singh Sandhwan, an MLA from Kot Kapura constituency in Faridkot district, will be the new speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Few days back, Inderbir Singh Nijjer was appointed as the protem speaker of the assembly. He is an MLA from Amrtisar South constituency in Amritsar district.
Latest Update (18 March 2022) - Since the new CM Bhagwant Mann has took charge of the state, people want to know about the ministers in the new Punjab Cabinet 2022.
The new cabinet ministers of Punjab will take oath on 19th March 2022 during a simple ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan at 11am. There is no official information about how many ministers will take oath on that day and who those ministers will be. So we will have to wait till 19th March to know about it. For now, you can check a list of probable candidates in the next section.
The date of first cabinet meeting has also been fixed and it will be held on the same day i.e. 19th March at 12:30pm.
Latest Update (16 March 2022) - Today is a historic day in Punjab as Bhagwant Mann of AAP took oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab. Punjab's governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to Bhagwant Mann at a cremony held at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Inderbir Singh Nijjer, who is an MLA from Amrtisar South constituency, was appointed protem speaker of Punjab Assembly and the first session of new Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be held from March 17th to March 22nd.
While addressing the people of Punjab during the oath taking ceremony, Bhagwant Mann said "We will begin our journey today itself - our long journey to end unemployment, usher reforms in agriculture, improve hospitals and transform education."
It is the preprogative of the CM to select his council of ministers to help him in running the affairs of the government, but there is no official announcement about the cabinet ministers to be inducted in the new Punjab Cabinet 2022. For a list of probable candidates who can be elevated to the cabinet rank, check the next section on this page.
The results of the recently concluded Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections were announced on 10th March 2022. In these elections, Aam Aadmi Party showed a tremendous performance and got a comfortable majority by winning 92 seats out of the total 117 seats of Punjab assembly. Bhagwant Mann will be the new Chief Minister of Punjab. It is expected that he will take oath on 16th March 2022 and the oath taking ceremony will be held at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Other than the CM, there can be 17 more ministers in the Punjab Cabinet and everyone is eager to know about the new Punjab Cabinet 2022. As per the news reports, only 5 or 6 ministers will be inducted initially. The rest of the ministers will be included in the cabinet on a later date. The most prominet names to be considered for cabinet berth are Aman Arora, who is co-president of Punjab unit of AAP and Harpal Cheema - leader of opposition in the previous term of Punjab assembly. Some other MLAs who will most likely be considered for cabinet position are Baljinder Kaur, Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Harjot Singh Bains.
Continue reading this page for some interesting details about the assembly results of 2022.

Punjab MLA 2022 Highlights

Here are some highlights from the Punjab Election 2022 results:
  • In these elections, three former Chief Ministes of Punjab have to face the humiliating defeat. It includes Parkash Singh Badal, Capt. Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, who contested from Lehra seat, even lost her security deposit.
  • Charanjit Singh Channi, who was the CM of Punjab at the time of elections, contested from two seats and lost from both the seats.
  • AAP's Aman Arora has won the elections with the highest margin. He won from Sunam with a margin of 75277 votes.
  • The candidate to win with second highest margin is Dr Vijay Singla of Aam Aadmi Party. He defeated his nearest opponent Sidhu Moosewala, a famous Punjabi singer and touted as youth icon, by a margin of 63,323 votes.
  • The lowest victory margin was also secured by AAP candidate. Raman Arora, new MLA from Jalandhar Central, defeated Congress candidate Rajinder Beri by a margin of just 247 votes.
  • Three sitting ministers lost their security deposit - Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha (Amloh), Industry Minister Gurkirat Kotli (Khanna) and Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot (Nabha).
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).

Education Minister of Punjab 2022

Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer is the new education minister of Punjab in 2022. He is a second time MLA from Barnala constituency in Barnala district. He is perhaps the youngest person to be given the responsibility of the School Education department. He also has the Higher Eduction department in his portfolio.
He is a well qualified person and has passed B.Tech from Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Punjab Technical University in 2012. His personal contact number is 97800-00971.
During the election campaign, AAP has made very tall promises about improving the education, especially the education in the government schools, in the state. Now there is a great responsibility and expectations from Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer as the education minister of Punjab and only the time will tell if he is successful in meeting the people's expectations.
During the tenure of the previous assembly, education minister was changed four times. When the government was formed in March 2017, this department was initially headed by Aruna Chaudhary. Later on, she was relieved of this department and O.P. Soni was given the charge of the education department in April 2018. But then again the education minister was changed and Vijay Inder Singla became the new education minister of Punjab in June 2019. In September 2021, the chief minister of the state was changed and the whole cabinet was shuffled. In the new cabinet, Pargat Singh was made the incharge of the education department.
There are other departments related to the eduction like higher education, technical education and medical education etc. To know the ministers incharge of these departments, continue reading the next sections on this page.

Punjab Ministers List 2022

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.
There can be a maximum of 18 ministers in the Punjab cabinet, which also includes the Chief Minister. So far, Bhagwant Mann has inducted 10 ministers in his cabinet and seven berths of the cabinet are still vaccant. It is expected that these vaccant slots will be filled at a later date.
Contrary to the expectations that all the second time MLAs of APP (there are total 10 second time MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party), only 2 second time MLAs are given a place in the cabinet and there are 8 new faces. There is only one woman minister, Dr. Baljit Kaur, in the cabinet. While finalizing the names of the new cabinet ministers, proper representation has been given to the Majha, Malwa and Doaba regions.
Deputy CM of Punjab: There is no constitutional post of a Deputy CM in Punjab. It is prerogative of the chief minister to appoint or not appoint a Deputy CM. It was expected that Harpal Cheema, who appeared prominently on the hoardings and advertisements during the election campaign, may be appointed as the new Deputy CM of Punjab. He was the leader of opposition during the previous Congress government. But so far, Bhagwant Mann has not appointed any deputy CM in his government.

The complete list of cabinet ministers of Punjab in 2022 with their departments is given in the following table.
Punjab Ministers List 2022 with Departments
Bhagwant Mann
  • Administrative Reforms
  • Civil Aviation
  • General Administration
  • Home Affairs & Justice
  • Personnel
  • Vigilance
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Local Government
  • Industries & Commerce
  • Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
  • Horticulture
  • Conservation of Land & Water
  • Food Processing
  • Investment Promotion
  • Science, Technology & Environment
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Elections
  • Removal of Grievances
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Technical Education and Industrial Training
  • Employment Generation & Training
  • Labour
  • Printing and Stationary
  • Defence Services Welfare
  • Governance Reforms
  • New & Renewable Energy Sources
  • Information & Public Relations
Harpal Singh Cheema
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Excise & Taxation
  • Cooperation
Dr. Baljit Kaur
  • Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities
  • Social Security, Women & Child Development
Harbhajan Singh
  • Public Works
  • Power
Dr. Vijay Singla
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Medical Education & Research
Lal Chand
  • Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs
  • Forests
  • Wild Life
Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer
  • School Education
  • Sports & Youth Services
  • Higher Education
Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal
  • Rural Development and Panchayats
  • Animal Husbandary, Fisheries & Dairy Development
  • NRI Affairs
Laljit Singh Bhullar
  • Transport
  • Hospitality
Bram Shankar
  • Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management
  • Water Resources
  • Water Supply & Sanitation
Harjot Singh Bains
  • Legal & Legislative Affairs
  • Mines & Geology
  • Tourism & Cultural Affairs
  • Jails
Anandpur Sahib