Several newly-appointed ministers of the Gujarat authorities on Saturday took cost of their workplaces at Sachivalay, with some selecting an auspicious time and others coming with kin for blessings. Among the ministers who took cost had been Kanu Desai, Jitu Vaghani, Rushikesh Patel, Raghavji Patel, Naresh Patel, Harsh Sanghavi, Brijesh Merja, Kirtisinh Vaghela, Manisha Vakil and Vinod Moradiya.
Many of them started their ministerial stint with conferences with officers, with Vaghani, minister of schooling in addition to science and know-how, approving Rs 7.83 crore as monetary assist for 906 pupil beneficiaries. Finance Minister Kanu Desai met officers of the state electrical energy board, and stated he would “take ahead the work carried out by earlier CMs like Narendrabhai (Modi), Anandiben (Patel) and Vijay Rupani”.
Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister Rushikesh Patel, after taking charge, said the government would continue to push for free COVID-19 vaccination. Patel, who is also in charge of the water resources and supply ministry, said work will continue to ensure tap water is made available in every household in the state.
Tribal Affairs minister Naresh Patel assumed office by bringing a priest for prayers, while minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Pradip Parmar took charge on an auspicious time after seeking the blessings of his parents. Minister of State for Health, Medical Education and Tribal Affairs Nimisha Suthar said her department would make all out efforts to ensure 100 per cent vaccination in Gujarat’s tribal areas.
Harsh Sanghavi offered prayers in his office along with his family and assumed charge as the minister of state for home. and later held a meeting with state Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia and other senior officials. Governor Acharya Devvrat had, on Thursday, administered the oath of office and secrecy to 10 cabinet ministers and 14 ministers of state, including five with independent charge.