The much-awaited allocation of portfolios – a hitherto red-hot subject of discussion within political corridors and the Fourth Estate alike – was finally effectuated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday.
It was officially learnt that the senior politician retained the Public Relations, General Administration, Narmada Valley Development, Aviation and every other department not allocated to any member of his Council.
Dr Narottam Mishra will look after Home, Jail, Parliamentary Affairs and Law.
Mr Gopal Bhargava Public Works, Cottage and Rural Industries.
Mr Tulsiram Silawat Water Resources, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries.
Kunwar Vijay Shah Forest.
Mr Jagdish Dewda Finance; Commercial Tax; Planning, Economics and Statistics.
Mr Bisahulal Singh Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection.
Mrs Yashodhara Raje Scindia Sports and Youth Welfare; Technical Education and Skill Development plus Employment.
Mr Bhupendra Singh Urban Development and Housing.
Ms Meena Singh Tribal Welfare and Scheduled Caste Welfare.
Mr Kamal Patel Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development.
Mr Adal Singh Kansana Public Health Engineering.
Mr Govind Singh Rajput Revenue and Transport.
Mr Brijendra Pratap Singh Mineral Resources and Labour.
Mr Vishvas Sarang Medical Education plus Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation.
Mrs Imarti Devi Women and Child Development.
Dr Prabhuram Choudhary Public Health and Family Welfare.
Dr Mahendra Singh Sisodiya Panchayat and Rural Development.
Mr Pradhuman Singh Tomar Energy.
Mr Prem Singh Patel Animal Husbandry; Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare.
Mr Om Prakash Sakhlecha Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises plus Science and Technology.
Mrs Usha Thakur Tourism, Culture and Spirituality.
Mr Arvind Singh Bhadoria Cooperation and Public Service Management.
Dr Mohan Yadav Higher Education.
Mr Hardeep Singh Dang New and Renewable Energy plus Environment. Mr RS Prem Singh Dattigaw Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion.
Ministers of State
Mr Bharat Singh Kushwah Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) plus Narmada Valley Development.
Mr Inder Singh Parmar School Education (IC) and General Administration.
Mr Ramkhelawan Patel Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare plus Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes Welfare (both IC) plus Panchayat and Rural Development.
Mr Ram Kishor Kawre Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (IC) plus Water Resources.
Mr Brajendra Singh Yadav Public Health Engineering.
Mr Girraj Dandotiya Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development.
Mr Suresh Dhakad Public Works.
Mr OPS Bhadoria Urban Development and Housing.
The Chief Minister expanded his team on July 2 by inducting 20 Cabinet ministers and eight MoS.