Cabinet Ministers of Punjab

(Updated 21 March 2021) Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress is the current Chief Minister of Punjab who took oath as the new CM of Punjab in March 2017. In the current Punjab govt lead by him, there are 17 cabinet ministers including the CM. According to the rules, Punjab govt can have 18 ministers in the council of ministers, but currently one berth is vaccant. The last change in the list of ministers and the departments headed by them was made in June 2019, when Capt. Amarinder Singh rejigged the portfolios of most of the ministes. The list of ministers with their portfolios given on this page is updated accordingly. In June 2019, Navjot Singh Sidhu was given the charge of two departments - (a) Power (b) New and Renewable Energy Sources. But he denied to assume the charge of these departments, so now these departments are handled by the Chief Minister himself and one ministerial berth is vaccant.
In the current council of ministers of the Punjab government, the cabinet ministers were 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.
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 2019
Here is the official list of new ministers along with the departments assigned to them:
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
  • Science & Technology
  • Governance Reforms
  • Information Technology
  • Power
  • New & Renewable Energy Sources
Patiala Urban
Brahm Mohindra
  • Local Government
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Elections
  • Removal of Grievances
Patiala Rural
Manpreet Singh Badal
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Programme Implementation
Bathinda Urban
Sadhu Singh Dharmsot
  • Forests and Wild Life
  • Printing and Stationary
  • Welfare of SCs and BCs
Nabha (SC)
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
  • Animal Husbandary & Dairy Development
  • Higher Education
  • Rural Development and Panchayats
Fatehgarh Churian
Charanjit Singh Channi
  • Tourism & Cultural Affairs
  • Technical Education and Industrial Training Institutes
  • Employment Generation
Chamkaur Sahib (SC)
Aruna Chaudhary
  • Social Security
  • Women & Child Development
Dina Nagar (SC)
Razia Sultana
  • Transport
  • Water Supply & Sanitation (Public Health)
Malerkotla
Om Parkash Soni
  • Medical Education and Research
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Food Processing
Amritsar Central
Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi
  • Sports & Youth Affairs
  • NRI Affairs
Guru Har Sahai
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
  • Cooperation
  • Jails
Dera Baba Nanak
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Water Resources
  • Mines & Geology
Raja Sansi
Gurpreet Singh Kangar
  • Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management
Rampura Phul
Balbir Singh Sidhu
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Labour
Mohali
Vijay Inder Singla
  • School Education
  • Public Works
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

Balbir Singh Sidhu, a senior leader of Congress party and MLA from Mohali assembly constituency, is the new Health Minister of Punjab since June 2019. Before him, Brahm Mohindra was the health minister of Punjab. Another related department, Medical Education & Research is headed by his ministerial colleague O.P. Soni. 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 the Punjabis.

Education Minister of Punjab

Vijay Inder Singla, a Congress MLA from Sangrur assembly consituency, is the current education minister of Punjab. In the current govt formed in March 2017, this department was initially headed by Aruna Chaudhary. Later on, she was relieved of this department and O.P. Soni was given charge of education department in April 2018. But since June 2019, Mr. Singla is the new education minister of Punjab.
There are other departments related to the eduction like higher education, technical education and medical education etc. To know the ministers incharge of these departments, continue reading the next sections on this page.

Punjab Ministers List 2021

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
    • Science & Technology
    • Governance Reforms
    • Information Technology
    • Power
    • New & Renewable Energy Sources
  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 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.
    • Local Government
    • Parliamentary Affairs
    • Elections
    • Removal of Grievances
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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:
    • Higher Education
    • Animal Husbandary & Dairy Development
    • Rural Development and Panchayats
  6. 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
    • Tourism & Cultural Affairs
    • Employment Generation
  7. Aruna Chaudhary - She is one of the three women MLAs of ruling Congress party and is minister of Women & Child Development department. 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
  8. Razia Sultana - Razia Sultana is MLA from Malerkotla (the only town in Punjab with muslim majority) and is Transport minister of Punjab. She is a cabinet minister having charge of the following departments:
    • Transport
    • Water Supply & Sanitation (Public Health)
  9. Om Parkash Soni - Om Parkash Soni (OP Soni) is the MLA from Amritsar Central assembly constituency in the Amritsar district of Punjab. He is the minister of Medical Education department. Other departments headed by him are:
    • Medical Education and Research
    • Freedom Fighters
    • Food Processing
  10. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi - Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi is MLA from Guru Har Sahai constituency of Punjab Assembly. A former sportsman, he is the Sports minister of Punjab. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Sports & Youth Affairs
    • NRI Affairs
  11. 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
  12. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria - He is MLA from Raja Sansi assembly constituency in the Amritsar district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Housing & Urban Development
    • Water Resources
    • Mines & Geology
  13. Gurpreet Singh Kangar - He is MLA from Rampura Phul assembly constituency in the Bathinda district. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Revenue, Rahabilitation & Disaster Management
  14. Balbir Singh Sidhu - He is MLA from S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) assembly constituency in the Mohali district. He is the new Health minister of Punjab and has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Health and Family Welfare
    • Labour
  15. Vijay Inder Singla - He is MLA from Sangrur assembly constituency. He is the new Education minister of Punjab since June 2019. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • School Education
    • Public Works
  16. Sunder Sham Arora - He is MLA from Hoshiarpur assembly constituency. He has following departments in his portfolio:
    • Industries & Commerce
  17. 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