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Patna13 minutes agoAuthor: Brijam Pandey
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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not leave the home ministry despite pressure from the BJP.
- 6 including CM from JDU, while 7 including two deputy CM from BJP were sworn in
- BJP's hold over many JDU departments found in previous government
For the first time in Bihar government, BJP is looking more powerful than JDU in terms of number of departments, but JDU has kept heavy departments with itself. 6 including Chief Minister from JDU, while 7 including two Deputy Chief Ministers from BJP were sworn in. Despite the division of their departments on Tuesday, the Nitish-led JDU has more important departments than the BJP.
The chief minister did not leave the home ministry despite pressure from the BJP. It is a different matter that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself has 5 departments, while 12th pass Deputy CM Tar Kishore Prasad has got 6 departments including Finance and IT.
Division of departments in Nitish cabinet
Tarkishore becomes minister for the first time
Nitish has taken responsibility of 4 more departments along with Griha. These are – General Administration, Surveillance, Cabinet Secretariat and Election Department, but their Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad will see more departments than them. However, engineer Nitish Kumar has seen the same number of departments in his tenure. On the other hand, with the appointment of Tarkishore Prasad as the 12th Chief Minister for just the 12th pass, the responsibility of 6 departments has been given. Tarkishore has never been a minister before, but his portfolio includes Finance, Commerce, Environment, Forest and Climate, Information Technology, Disaster Management, Urban Development and Housing Departments. In such a situation, it will not be difficult for Tarkishore to become a minister for the first time.
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BJP's elder brother is more department
In the mandate given to the NDA, the BJP is playing an elder brother. In this sense, BJP has got more departments than JDU. In the earlier government, only 13 people were ministers from BJP quota, including deputy CM, while 22 people were ministers from JDU including CM.
Today the situation has completely changed. JDU was occupied by all the three departments given to Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi, it has now become BJP. On the other hand, the Department of Sugarcane, Law and Disaster was also in the JDU quota, which has now entered the BJP. Animal Husbandry Department will now see Mukesh Sahni of VIP and then Santosh Manjhi of Small Water Resources Department. At present there are seven ministers from the BJP, if expanded, 12 more people can take oath of the ministerial post. In this sense, BJP will have 19 ministers.
At the same time, five ministers have been formed from JDU, 10 can take oath. There are a total of 44 departments in Bihar, but only 36 posts have been approved for ministers. The Chief Minister is seen by the departments that survive.
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Generosity in sharing of departments
This time, the division of departments has been shown generously. Each one has been given the responsibility of five departments. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary has been given five portfolios while Ashok Chaudhary and Vijendra Prasad Yadav have been given four portfolios each. Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi, Mangal Pandey, Amarendra Pratap and Jeevesh Kumar will have to look for three departments each. Ram Sundar Rai and Santosh Kumar Suman will look after two departments. Sheela Kumari, Mevalal Chaudhary, Mukesh Sahni and Rampreet Paswan will show their performance in one department each.
Tarakishor needs to run office-to-office
Now, let's try to understand the geographical location of the offices of the departments. All departments under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are in the main secretariat. That is, they can give equal time to all their departments, but except Tarkishore Prasad's Finance and Commerce Tax Department, all the departments are in different buildings.
The Department of Environment, Forests and Climate is in Aranya Bhawan on Airport Road while Information Technology Department is in Visvesvaraya Bhawan on Bailey Road. The Disaster Management Department is in Sardar Patel Bhawan on Bailey Road while the City Development and Housing Department Vikas Bhawan is in the new secretariat. Now Tar Kishore Prasad will have to run office-to-office daily to see the work of all his departments.