Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,who made a minor reshuffle in his ministry today,has now kept 61 departments with him.
Eleven new departments,which the CM has kept with him,include Food and Drug Administration,Additional Sources of Energy,Infrastructure,Public Enterprises,Agriculture Foreign Trade,Political Pension,Agriculture Export,Coordination and Language.
Meanwhile,senior minister Azam Khan,who was allocated seven portfolios including Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs earlier,has also got Urban Integrated Development department. Similarly,Akhilesh has allocated Public Service Management portfolio to his cabinet minister Ambika Choudhari.
As per the notification,issued by the state government,the portfolios of Foreign Agriculture Trade,Agriculture Import and Agriculture Marketing have been taken away from Cabinet minister Anand Singh. Singh would continue to hold the portfolios of Agriculture (excluding Agriculture Foreign Trade,Agriculture Import and Agriculture Marketing),Agriculture Education,Agriculture Research,Religious Endowment.
Minister of State with independent charge for small industries Bhagwat Sharan Gangwar has been given additional charge of export promotion.
Minister of state Chitaranjan Swaroop,who is junior minister to Azam Khan,has been given Urban Integrated Development department. Another minister of state,Vinod Kumar Pandit,who is attached to Revenue Minister Ambika Choudhari,has got Public Service Management.