Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has reshuffled his cabinet.
Nishank, who was in-charge of seven departments, yesterday distributed some key portfolios, including health and family welfare, forests and environment, technical education and AYUSH, to his other ministers.
In the revamping of his ministry, Nishank, however, did not touch the portfolios of ministers from Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, an important ally, and independent MLAs.
The chief minister also kept with himself key departments like home, PWD, finance, energy, information, civil aviation and higher education.
Matbar Singh Bhandari has been given additional charge of language, whereas Prakash Pant has been given the charge of employment department. Banshidhar Bhagat has been relieved from the charges of rural engineering and cooperative departments and he will now look after health and family welfare and AYUSH.
Balwant Singh Bhauryal will have an additional charge of cooperative department. Govind Singh Bisht will now look after the environment and forests department.