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CM Bhagwant Mann currently has 28 departments. Some of these portfolios will be given to the new ministers.
Cabinet expansion in Punjab will happen next month. There is a budget session at the end of this month. After that new ministers will be included in the cabinet in the first week of July. The posts of 8 ministers are currently vacant in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government headed by CM Bhagwant Mann. Women and second term MLAs are sure to get a chance among the new ministers. However, the cabinet will not be filled completely yet. At present, only 4 to 5 ministers will be included.
The AAP government in Punjab initially administered oath to 10 ministers. After which there were 11 ministers including CM. However, after the sacking of Health Minister Dr. Vijay Singla, now only 10 ministers are left including the CM.
18 ministers including CM possible, 10 posts filled now
18 ministers including the Chief Minister can be made in the Punjab government. After the formation of the AAP government, 10 ministers were sworn in after CM Bhagwant Mann. After which there was one CM and 10 ministers in the government. 8 ministerial posts were vacant. However, recently CM Mann dismissed the Health Minister Dr. Vijay Singla. After which 8 ministerial posts have become vacant.
CM has more departments, they will be distributed
CM Bhagwant Mann has 28 departments at present. At the time of allotment of portfolios to new ministers, he had kept 27 portfolios with him. Then the Health Minister was sacked and the health department was also kept with him. The new ministers will be given portfolios after taking oath. In which apart from health, local government, agriculture and industry are included. The Home Department will remain with CM Bhagwant Mann.
Budget session will run from June 24 to 30
The budget session of Mann Sarkar in Punjab will run from June 24 to 30. Finance Minister Harpal Cheema will present the budget on June 27. After this the cabinet will be expanded. Aam Aadmi Party is also getting Bhagwant Mann campaigning in other states. In such a situation, departments bigger than him will be given to other ministers so that there is no delay in the work.