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Sunday, May 19, 2013

New 28 Ministers

Minister Siddaramaiah
late Sunday allocated
portfolios to his new
28-member ministry,
keeping key posts such
as finance, energy,
industries, IT and
Bangalore city with
himself.
According to a Raj
Bhavan communique,
Governor H.R. Bhardwaj
allocated the various
portfolios on the advice
of the chief minister to
20 cabinet ministers
and eight ministers of
state.
Besides the key
portfolios, the chief
minister will also be in-
charge of five other
departments for which
ministers are to be
appointed.
Besides the key
portfolios,
Siddaramaiah will look
after mines and
geology, personnel,
intelligence wing, urban
development, and
science and technology.
The home portfolio has
been allocated to K.J.
George, revenue to
Srinivasa Prasad; public
works, ports and inland
transport to H.C.
Mahadevappa;
transport to Ramalinga
Reddy; law and
parliamentary affairs
to T.B. Jayachandra;
rural development and
panchayat raj to H.K.
Patil; higher education
and tourism to R.V.
Deshpande.
forest, ecology and
environment portfolio
has been given to B.
Ramanath Rai; public
enterprises and urban/
local bodies to Qamar Ul
Islam; agriculture
marketing and
horticulture to
Shamanoor
Shivashankarappa;
housing to Ambareesh;
small-scale industries
and muzrai
(endowments) to P.B.
Hukkeri; major and
medium irrigation to
M.B. Patil; excise to
Satish Laxmanrao
Jarkiholi; health and
family welfare to U.T.
Khader; and textiles to
Baburao Chinchanasoor.
Among the ministers of
state with independent
charge, food and civil
supplies goes to Dinesh
Gundu Rao, agriculture
to Krishna Byre Gowda,
youth services and
fisheries to K.
Abhayachandra,
infrastructure
development to
Santosh S. Lad, medical
education to
Sharanaparakash
Rudrappa Patil,
education to Kimmane
Ratnakar; women and
child welfare to
Umashree, and labour
to Parameshwara Naik