Mumbai, 27th June 2022: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided to hand over the portfolios of five absent ministers and four ministers of state to other ministers to ensure smooth functioning of the public interest and to ensure smooth functioning of the department in case of heavy rains and calamities.
Under the Rule 6-A of the Government of Maharashtra, The Chief Minister may instruct any other Minister to carry out all or any of his duties in his absence when it is not possible to carry out his duties due to absence, illness or any other reason. Similarly, when a minister is unable to carry out his duties, the decision is taken as per the provision that in the absence of that minister, the Chief Minister may direct any other minister to carry out all or some of his duties. The work of the departments belonging to the concerned Ministers and Ministers of State is being entrusted to the Ministers and Ministers of State named before them till further orders.
Changes in Roles allocation from the Minister:
Eknath Shinde’s Urban Development, Public Works (Public Enterprises) Departments will be handed to Subhash Desai, Gulabrao Raghunath Patil’s Water Supply and Sanitation Department will be handed to Anil Dattatraya Parab, Dadaji Dagdu Bhuse’s Agriculture and Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare Department and Sandipan Asaram Bhumare’s Employment Guarantee, Horticulture Department will be looked by Shankar Yashwantrao Gadakh and Uday Samant’s Higher and Technical Education Department is given to Aditya Thackeray.
Changes in allocation from the Minister of State:
Accounts from Shambhuraj Shivajirao Desai to Sanjay Baburao Bansode, Minister of State (Home and Rural) to Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam, Minister of State (Finance, Planning, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Marketing to Satej alias Bunty D. Patil, (RA), Accounts from Rajendra Shamgonda Patil Yadravkar Minister of State to Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam, Minister of State (Public Health and Family Welfare) to Prajakt Prasad Tanpure, Minister of State (Medical Education, Textiles) to Satej alias Bunty D. Patil, Minister of State (Food and Drug Administration) to Aditi Sunil Tatkare, Minister of State (Cultural Affairs) Accounts from Abdul Nabi Sattar to Minister of State, Prajakta Prasad Tanpure, Minister of State (Revenue) to Satej alias Bunty D. Patil, Minister of State (Rural Development) to Aditi Sunil Tatkare, Minister of State (Ports, Khar Land Development, Special Assistance) to Omprakash alias Bachchu Babarao Kadu, Accounts from Minister of State to Aditi Sunil Tatkare, Minister of State (School Education) to Satej alias Bunty D. Patil, Minister of State (Water Resources and Beneficiary Area Development, Labor) to Sanjay Baburao Bansode and Minister of State (Women and Child Development) to Dattatraya Vithoba Bharne, Minister of State (Other Backward Bahujan Welfare).