Delhi cabinet reshuffle: In a cabinet reshuffle, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Thursday allotted cabinet minister Atishi another portfolio of the Public Relations department. The Public Relations department was previously held by Kailash Gahlot. No other changes were made to the cabinet of six ministers.
Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena in consultation with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has allocated the public relations department to Atishi, officials said on Thursday. “In exercise of powers conferred under Rule 3 of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Allocation of Business) Rules 1993, the Lieutenant Governor in consultation with the Chief Minister is pleased to allocate the portfolio of Public Relations Department to Ms Atishi Marlena, in addition to the portfolios she is presently holding,” a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) read.
It also said that the move is "subject to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023 promulgated on May 19".
Atishi holds 9 portfolios
Atishi had been holding the portfolios of power, education, art, culture and language, tourism, higher education, training and technical education. The latest addition will raise the number of portfolios held by her to nine.
Notably, Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj were inducted into the Delhi government in March this year following the resignations of former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and minister Satyendar Jain. Both the AAP leaders are currently lodged in Tihar jail in alleged corruption and money laundering cases, respectively.
Here is the updated list of Delhi Cabinet ministers with their Portfolio
- Women and Child Development
- Public Works Department
- Art, Culture and Language
- Training and Technical Education
- Public Relations department
- Urban Development
- Irrigation and Flood Control
- Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs
- Administrative Reforms
- Information and Technology
- Home and all other Departments not specifically allotted to any Minister
- General Administration Department
- Environment, Forest and Wild Life
- Food and Supply
Raaj Kumar Anand
- Social Welfare
- SC and ST
- Land and Building
- Gurudwara Elections
(With agencies input)