New shape of Anandiben Patel cabinet:Details of all changes and portfolios allotments


By Japan K Pathak, Gandhinagar, 19 November 2014

In first cabinet meeting after expansion Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel allotted portfolios to new ministers.

Newly inducted Cabinet minister Mangubhai Patel has been given portfolios of Forest and Environment, Tribal Development. Mangubhai Patel has become fifth senior most Cabinet Minister after Chief Minister Anandiben Pael, Ministers Nitin Patel, Raman Vora and Bhupendrasinh Chuadasama.

Newly inducted Cabinet minister Vijay Rupani has been given Transport, Water Supply and Labour and Employment departments. Rupani becomes seventh senior most minister after Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Cabinet Ministers Nitin Pael, Raman Vora, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Mangubhai Patel, Saurabh Patel and Babubhai Bokhiria.

Newly inducted MoS Jashabhai Barad has been assigned departments of Agriculture and Civil Aviation.

Newly inducted MoS Parshottam Solanki has got Animal Husbandry portfolio.

Following are the details of new shape of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s ministry:

Changes/Shuffling that happened:

1.

Among the portfolios assigned to newly inducted Cabinet minister Vijaybhai Rupani, Transport department was earlier with Nitin Patel, while Labour and Employment was with Saurabh Patel. The portfolio of Water Supply was with Babubhai Bokhiria.

Transport – Nitin Patel to Vijay Rupani
Labour and Employment – Saurabh Patel to Vijay Rupani
Water Supply – Babubhai Bokhiriya to Vijay Rupani

2.

Both portfolios assigned to newly inducted Cabinet minister Mangubhai Patel, Forest and Enviornment, Tribal Development were earlier with Ganpatbhai Vasava who has been recently made Speaker in the Gujarat Assembly.

Forest and Environment, Tribal Development – Ganpat Vasava to Mangubhai Patel

3.

However one portfolio which was with Ganpatbhai was Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs. It has been assigned to Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs – Gapnat Vasava to Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.

4.

Interestingly, Science and Technology portfolios has been taken back from Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and it has been kept with Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Science and Technology – Bhupendrasinh Chudasama to Anandiben Patel


Ministers of State:

1.

Shankarbhai Chaudhary has been promoted. Earlier he was 3rd senior most Minister of State(MoS) after Dilip Thakor and Vasuben Trivedi. Now he has been elevated to number one rank among all MoS. While his portfolios( (MoS Health and Family Welfare and Transport) continue to be same, he has been promoted by giving independent charge of Urban housing ministry. Earlier he was not enjoying independent charge of this department.

Shankarbhai Chaudhary – MoS Urban Housing to MoS Urban Housing(Independent Charge)

2.

Newly inducted minister Parshottam Solanki has been assigned Animal Husbandary portfolios(MoS) which was earlier with MoS Bachubhai Khabad.

Animal Husbandry(MoS – Bachubhai Khabad to Parshottam Solanki

3.

Newly inducted minister Jashabhai Barad has been assigned Agriculture and Civil Aviation portfolios(MoS). Earlier Civil Aviation portfolio was with Jayesh Radadia(MoS) while Agriculture was with Govindbhai Patel(MoS).

Agriculture(MoS – Govindbhai Patel to Jashabhai Barad
Civil Aviation(MoS – Jayesh Radadia to Jasha Barad

4.

Jayesh Radadia has been given Water Supply portfolio which was earlier with Govindbhai Patel.

Water Supply(MoS – Govind Patel to Jayesh Radadia.

5.

Bachubhai Khabad has been assigned Forest and Environment(MoS) portfolio which was earlier with Govindbhai Patel.

Forest and Environment(MoS) – Govind Patel to Bachubhai Khabad.

6.

Jayantibha Kavadia has been assigned one more department – Co-operaion(MoS) which had earlier no MoS berth. Jayantibhai continues to hold all other portfolios he has.

Jayantibhai Kavadia – Gets Co-operation(MoS.

7.

Govindbhai Patel has been assigned new portfolios(MoS) of Energy & Petrochemicals and Science and Technology. Govindbhai’s all existing portfolios are assigned to others. The new portfolios given to him had earlier no MoS berth.

Govindbhai Patel – Gets Energy & Petrochemicals and Science and Technology.

All existing portfolios with other ministers remain same. Refer the photograph of list attached to this article.


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