UP Cabinet Expansion: While Prasada took oath as the Cabinet minister, six others were sworn in as the ministers of state. The portfolios, however, are yet to announced.
Attempting to balance caste equations and regional aspirations, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his ministry on Sunday evening, months ahead of the crucial assembly polls.
Attempting to balance caste equations and regional aspirations, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his ministry on Sunday evening, months ahead of the crucial assembly polls. The cabinet expansion saw the induction of seven new faces including Jitin Prasad, a prominent Brahmin face who switched sides from the Congress to the BJP just few months back.
While Prasada took oath as the Cabinet minister, six others – Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar, Paltu Ram, Sangeeta Balwant, Sanjeev Kumar Gaur, Dinesh Khatik, and Dharmaveer Singh – were sworn in as the ministers of state. The portfolios, however, are yet to announced.
Paltu Ram, from Schedule Caste Community, will be MoS from Balrampur, Chhatarpal Gangwar from Kurmi, Barrielly; Sangeeta Balwant Bind from Bind, Ghazipur; Dharamveer Prajapati from Agra, Sanjeev Kumar Gond, an ST, from Sonbhadra, and Dinesh Khatik, an SC, from Meerut.
Here is the full list of ministers in Yogi Adityanath Cabinet and their portfolios:
Cabinet MinistersYogi Adityanath – Chief Minister – Home, Housing and Urban Planning, Revenue, Food and Civil Supplies, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Economics and Statistics, Geology and Mining, Tax Registration, Jail, General Administration, Secretariat Administration, Confidential, Vigilance, Appointment, Personnel, Information, Election, Institutional Finance, Planning, State Property, Town Land, Uttar Pradesh Restructuring Coordination, Administrative Reform, Program Implementation, Integration, Infrastructure, Language, External Aided Project, Scarcity, Relief and Rehabilitation, Public service Management , Rent Control, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures, Protocol, Technical Education, Sainik Welfare, Home Guard, P.R.D, Civil DefenceKeshav Prasad Maurya – Deputy Chief Minister – Public Works Department, Food Processing,Entertainment Tax, Public EnterprisesDr Dinesh Sharma – Deputy Chief Minister – Secondary Education and Higher Education, Science and Technology, Electronics, Information TechnologySurya Pratap Shahi – Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Agricultural ResearchSuresh Kumar Khanna – Finance, Parliamentary Affairs, Medical EducationSwami Prasad Maurya – Labour, Employment, CoordinationSatish Mahana – Industrial DevelopmentDara Singh Chauhan – Forest, Environment, Zoological GardenRamapati Shastri – Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal WelfareJai Pratap Singh – Medical and Health, Family Welfare, Mother and Child WelfareBrijesh Pathak – Legislative, Justice, Rural Engineering ServiceLaxmi Narayan Chaudhary – Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, FisheriesShrikant Sharma – Energy, Additional Sources Of EnergyRajendra Pratap Singh (Moti Singh) – Rural Development, Overall Village DevelopmentSidharth Nath Singh – Khadi and Villages Industries, Sericulture Industries, Handloom and Textile, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment PromotionMukut Bihari Verma – CooperativeAshutosh Tandon – Urban Development, Overall Urban Development, Urban Employment and Poverty AlleviationNand Gopal Gupta “Nandi” – Civil Aviation, Political Pension, Minority Welfare, Muslim Waqf and HajDr Mahendra Singh – Jal Shakti, Flood ControlSuresh Rana – Sugarcane Development, Sugar MillsBhupendra Singh Chaudhary – Panchayati RajAnil Rajbhar – Backward Class Welfare, Divyangjan EmpowermentShriram Naresh Agnihotri – Excise, ProhibitionJitin Prasada – TBA
Ministers of State (Independent Charge)Upendra Tiwari – Sports, Youth Welfare, Panchayati Raj (MOS)Dharam Singh Saini – Ayush, Food Security and Drug Administration (MOS)Swati Singh – Women’s Welfare, Child Development & Nutrition (MOS)Neelkanth Tiwari – Tourism, Culture, Religious Affairs, Protocol (MOS)Kapil Dev Agarwal – Vocational Education, Skill DevelopmentSatish Chandra Dwivedi – Basic EducationAshok Kataria – Transport, Parliamentary Affairs (MOS)Sriram Chauhan – Horticulture, Agricultural Exports, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Foreign TradeRavindra Jaiswal – Stamp and Court Fee, Registration
Ministers of StateGulab Devi – Secondary EducationJai Pratap Nishad – Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy DevelopmentJai Kumar Singh Jackie – Jail, Public Service ManagementAtul Garg – Medical and Health, Family Welfare, Mother and Child WelfareRanvendra Pratap Singh (Dhuni Singh) – Food & Civil SuppliesMohsin Raza – Minority Welfare, Muslim Waqf, HajGirish Chandra Yadav – Housing and Urban PlanningBaldev Olakh – Jal ShaktiManoharlal Mannu Kori – Labor, EmploymentSandeep Singh – Finance, Technical Education, Medical EducationSuresh Kumar alias Suresh Pasi – Sugarcane Development, Sugar MillsAnil Sharma – Forest, Environment, Zoological GardenMahesh Chandra Gupta – Urban Development, Overall Urban Development, Urban Employment and Poverty AlleviationAnand Swaroop Shukla – Parliamentary Affairs, Rural Development, Overall Village DevelopmentG S Dharmesh – Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal WelfareLakhan Singh Rajput – Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Agricultural ResearchNeelima Katiyar – Higher Education, Science and TechnologyChaudhary Udaybhan Singh – Khadi and Villages Industries, Sericulture Industries, Textile, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise, Export PromotionChandrika Prasad Upadhyay – Public WorksRama Shankar Singh Patel – Energy, Additional Sources of EnergyAjit Singh Pal – Electronics, Information TechnologyPaltu Ram – TBAChhatarpal Gangwar – TBASangeeta Balwant – TBASanjeev Kumar Gaur – TBADinesh Khatik – TBADharmaveer Singh – TBA