Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

(Updated 22 April 2018)

Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress is the current Chief Minister of Punjab and there are 18 Cabinet Ministers of Punjab including the CM. The list given of this page is updated according to the new ministers inducted in April 2018 and the departmets of these new ministers are also given. The cabinet ministers are selected in such a manner that proper representation is given to all sections based upon region, religion, caste, seniority of leader and merit to handle a particular department.
Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the new CM of Punjab in March 2017, alongwith 9 other ministers in the new cabinet of Punjab govt.
In the list of 9 ministers, there were 7 cabinet ministers and 2 state ministers with independent charge of their departments.
In January 2018, Rana Gurjit Singh resigned from his position as cabinet minister and the resignation was accepted by the Chief Minister on 18th Jan.
In April 2018, 9 new cabinet ministers were inducted and two existing ministers of state were also given the rank of cabinet minister.
At present, the Punjab cabinet has 18 ministers including CM, which is the maximum number of ministers that Punjab govt can have according to rules.
The information of this page is divided into following sections:
For a list of cabinet ministers in the neighbouring state of Haryana, check this page - Haryana Ministers List 2018
Here is the official list of new ministers along with the departments assigned to them: Punjab Ministers List | Cabinet Ministers of Punjab
Punjab Ministers List
NameDepartmentsConstituency
Capt. Amarinder Singh
  • Administrative Reforms
  • Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
  • Horticulture
  • Conservation of Land and Water
  • Excise & Taxation
  • General Administration
  • Home Affairs & Justice
  • Legal & Legislative Affairs
  • Vigilance
  • Personnel
  • Civil Aviation
  • Defence Services Welfare
  • Hospitality
  • Investment Promotion
  • Information & Public Relations
  • Environment
  • Wildlife
  • NRI Affairs
Patiala Urban
Brahm Mohindra
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Medical Education and Research
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Elections
  • Removal of Grievances
Patiala Rural
Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Local Government
  • Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Amritsar East
Manpreet Singh Badal
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Programme Implementation
  • Governance Reforms
Bathinda Urban
Sadhu Singh Dharmsot
  • Forests and Wild Life
  • Printing and Stationary
  • Welfare of SCs and BCs
Nabha (SC)
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
  • Rural Development and Panchayats
  • Housing & Urban Development
Fatehgarh Churian
Charanjit Singh Channi
  • Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes
  • Employment Generation
Chamkaur Sahib (SC)
Aruna Chaudhary
  • Social Security
  • Women & Child Development
  • Transport
Dina Nagar (SC)
Razia Sultana
  • Water Supply & Sanitation (Public Health)
  • Higher Education
Malerkotla
Om Parkash Soni
  • School Education
  • Freedom Fighters
Amritsar Central
Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi
  • Sports & Youth Affairs
Guru Har Sahai
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
  • Cooperation
  • Jails
Dera Baba Nanak
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
  • Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management
  • Water Resources
Raja Sansi
Gurpreet Singh Kangar
  • Power
  • New & Renewable Energy Sources
Rampura Phul
Balbir Singh Sidhu
  • Animal Husbandary & Dairy Development
  • Labour
Mohali
Vijay Inder Singla
  • Public Works
  • Information Technology
Sangrur
Sunder Sham Arora
  • Industries & Commerce
Hoshiarpur
Bharat Bhushan Ashu
  • Food & Civil Supplies
  • Consumer Affairs
Ludhiana West


Maximum Number of Ministers In Punjab
What is the maximum number of ministers that Punjab cabinet can have? As per the rules, the maximum number of cabinet ministers in a state can be upto 15% of the number of MLAs. This number also includes the chief minister and deputy chief minister. There are total 117 MLAs in Punjab assembly, so the maximum number of cabinet ministers can be 18 (117 x 15 / 100 = 17.55).

Health Minister of Punjab

Brahm Mohindra, a senior leader of Congress party and MLA from Patiala Rural, is the new Health Minister of Punjab. He is also the minister of Medical Education & Research department. Lets see how he performs as the new health minister of Punjab and how he contributes in improving the medical facilities in the state and works as a savior of health of Punjabis.

Home Minister of Punjab

Many people ask the question 'who is the home minister of Punjab'? In the current govt, there is no home minister of Punjab. The minister incharge of the department of Home Affairs and Justice is known as Home Minister. The department is generally headed by the Chief Minister and the current CM Amarinder Singh is the incharge of this department. So one may say that Capt Amarinder Singh is the home minister of Punjab.

Punjab Ministers List

There are total 117 members of Punjab Vidhan Sabha which are elected by the people through voting after every five years. Out of these MLAs, chief minister chooses the cabinet ministers and assign them various departments/ministries. The names of all the ministers in the current govt of Punjab is given in the below list
  1. Capt. Amarinder Singh - He is the current chief minister of Punjab. He is MLA from Patiala urban seat in Patiala district. The most important departments in his portfolio is Home ministry, which is resposible for internal security of the state and Punjab Police comes under this ministry. He has following departments under him:
    • Administrative Reforms
    • Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
    • Horticulture
    • Conservation of Land and Water
    • Excise & Taxation
    • General Administration
    • Home Affairs & Justice
    • Legal & Legislative Affairs
    • Vigilance
    • Personnel
    • Civil Aviation
    • Defence Services Welfare
    • Hospitality
    • Investment Promotion
    • Information & Public Relations
    • Environment
    • Wildlife
    • NRI Affairs
  2. Brahm Mohindra - He is the second senior most leader in the council of ministers and is sixth time MLA. He represents Patiala Rural constituency and has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Health and Family Welfare
    • Medical Education and Research
    • Parliamentary Affairs
    • Elections
    • Removal of Grievances
  3. Navjot Singh Sidhu - He is an international cricketer, who has represented India for many years before joining politics. He is also a former lok sabha member from Amritsar and also former Rajya Sabha member. An MLA from Amritsar East seat, he is the minister of Local Government department, the department responsible for managing all the urban local bodies in the state which also includes the municipal corporations in Punjab. A complete list of departments headed by him is shown below:
    • Local Government
    • Tourism & Cultural Affairs
  4. Manpreet Singh Badal - He is a senior leader of Congress party, who has earlier been the Finance minister as a Shiromani Akali Dal member. He is nephew of Parkash Singh Badal and cousin brother of Sukhbir Singh Badal. In the current govt, he is Finance Minister of Punjab. At a time when the state is in a financial mess and reeling under the burden of debt, there are high expections from him to get the state from this financial crisis. Other department under him are:
    • Finance
    • Planning
    • Programme Implementation
    • Governance Reforms
  5. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot - He is a senior Congress leader and represents Nabha (SC) vidhan sabha seat in Patiala district as MLA. The departments headed by him are:
    • Forests and Wild Life
    • Printing and Stationary
    • Welfare of SCs and BCs
  6. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa - He is the minister of Rural Development and Panchayats department, which is an important department as the works of all the panchayats in the state are managed by this department. He is MLA from Fatehgarh Churian vidhan sabha seat in Gurdaspur district. Other department headed by him are:
    • Rural Development and Panchayats
    • Housing & Urban Development
  7. Charanjit Singh Channi - Charanjit Singh Channi is MLA from Chamkaur Sahib constituency in Ropart district. He is the Technical Education minister in the current council of ministers. The complete name of his dept is Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes. The list of departments in his portfolio is as under:
    • Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes
    • Employment Generation
  8. Aruna Chaudhary - She is one of the three women MLAs of ruling Congress party and is Transport Minister of Punjab. She is MLA from Dina Nagar constituency and has won from this seat for the third time. She has following departments in her portfolio:
    • Social Security
    • Women & Child Development
    • Transport
  9. Razia Sultana - Razia Sultana is MLA from Malerkotla (the only town in Punjab with muslim majority) and is Higher Education Minister of Punjab. She is a cabinet minister having charge of the following departments:
    • Water Supply & Sanitation (Public Health)
    • Higher Education
  10. Om Parkash Soni - Om Parkash Soni is the MLA from Amritsar Central assembly constituency in the Amritsar district of Punjab. He is the new education minister of Punjab. Other departments headed by him are:
    • School Education
    • Freedom Fighters
  11. Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi - Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi is MLA from Guru Har Sahai constituency of Punjab Assembly. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Sports & Youth Affairs
  12. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa - Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is MLA from Dera Baba Nanak, a border town located just across the internationl border with Pakistan. He is a cabinet minister in the Punjab govt having charge of following departments:
    • Cooperation
    • Jails
  13. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria - He is MLA from Raja Sansi assembly constituency in the Amritsar district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management
    • Water Resources
  14. Gurpreet Singh Kangar - He is MLA from Rampura Phul assembly constituency in the Bathinda district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Power
    • New & Renewable Energy Sources
  15. Balbir Singh Sidhu - He is MLA from S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) assembly constituency in the Mohali district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Animal Husbandary & Dairy Development
    • Labour
  16. Vijay Inder Singla - He is MLA from Sangrur assembly constituency. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Public Works
    • Information Technology
  17. Sunder Sham Arora - He is MLA from Hoshiarpur assembly constituency. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Industries & Commerce
  18. Bharat Bhushan Ashu - He is MLA from Ludhiana West assembly constituency in the Ludhiana district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Food & Civil Supplies
    • Consumer Affairs