Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has approved the allocation of portfolios as proposed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray will hold the charge of Ministry of General Administration, Information &Technology, Information and Public Relations, Law and Judiciary and other departments which have not been allocated to any other minister.
Nationalist Congress Party’s leader Ajit Pawar, who is the deputy chief minister, has been allocated the finance and planning portfolio, while Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray will be in charge of Tourism and Environment ministry.
Ministry of Industry and Mining and Ministry of Marathi language has been allocated to veteran Shiv Sena leader and Uddhav’s close aide Subhash Desai. Home Ministry has been allocated to Anil Deshmukh and Eknath Shinde will look after the Urban Development Ministry.
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat has been allocated Revenue Ministry and former chief minister Ashok Chavan will take charge as PWD Minister. Another Congress leader Nitin Raut has been allocated Power Ministry.
NCP MLAs Jayant Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal, Dilip Walse Patil and Dhananjay Munde have been allotted irrigation, food and civil supplies, excise and social justice departments, respectively. NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Jitendra Awhad were given the charge of Minority and Housing Development respectively.
Ajit Pawar: Finance and Planning
Aaditya Thackeray: Tourism, Environment and Protocol
Balasaheb Thorat: Revenue
Anil Deshmukh: Home
Nawab Malik: Minority Affairs
Jayant Patil: Irrigation
Eknath Shinde: Urban Development
Ashok Chavan: Public Works Department
Yashomati Thakur: Women and Child Development
Shankarrao Gadakh: Water conservation and Soil
Chhagan Bhujbal: Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection