Cabinet Minister of Punjab
Chandigarh is a union territory and serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. It is one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. The dream city of India’s first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Chandigarh was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.
The foundation stone of the city was laid in 1952. In March, 1948, the Government of Punjab, in consultation with the Government of India, approved the area of the foothills of the Shivaliks as the site for the new capital. The location of the city site was a part of the erstwhile Ambala district as per the 1892-93 gazetteer of District Ambala. Subsequently, at the time of reorganization of the state on 01.11.1966 into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pardesh, the city assumed the unique distinction of being the capital city of both, Punjab and Haryana while it itself was declared as a Union Territory and under the direct control of the Central Government.
There are 23 Districts and total of 168 statutory towns and 69 census towns in Punjab. Thus there are total 237 towns (or say cities) in Punjab. Major cities of Punjab include Mohali, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar.
One of the world’s first and oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization spanned much of the Punjab region, with cities such as Harappa and Mohenjodaro now located in the modern-day Pakistani province of Punjab.
23 District in Punjab Name List: Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Nawanshahr (Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar), Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), Sangrur and Tarn Taran
After Malerkotla district bifurcated from Sangrur district as the 23rd district on 14 May 2021
Punjab (PB) District Map PDF Download (English Version) – Click Here
Punjab Council of Ministers List 2023
|Bhagwant Mann (Chief Minister)||Civil Aviation, Cooperation, General Administration, Home Affairs & Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Jails, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Personnel and Training, Vigilance Other departments not allocated to any Minister|
|Harpal Singh Cheema||Economic & Statistical Organisation, Excise & Taxation, Finance, Planning and Programme Implementation|
|Aman Arora||Employment Generation and Training, Governance Reforms and Public Grievances, New and Renewable Energy Sources, Printing & Stationery|
|Baljit Kaur||Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities, Social Security and Development of Women and Children|
|Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer||Mines & Geology, Science Technology & Environment, Sports and Youth Services, Water Resources|
|Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal||Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, NRI Affairs, Rural Development & Panchayats|
|Dr. Balbir Singh||Elections, Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research|
|Brahm Shankar Jimpa||Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster , Management, Water Supply & Sanitation|
|Lal Chand Kataruchakk||Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Forest and Wild Life Preservation|
|Inderbir Singh Nijjar||Administrative Reforms, Conservation of Soil and Water, Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs|
|Laljit Singh Bhullar||Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Dairy Development, Food Processing, Transport|
|Harjot Singh Bains||Higher Education and Languages, School Education, Technical Education & Industrial Training|
|Harbhajan Singh ETO||Power, Public Works|
|Chetan Singh Jauramajra||Defence Services Welfare, Freedom Fighters, Horticulture, Information & Public Relations|
|Anmol Gagan Maan||Hospitality, Investment Promotion, Labour, Tourism & Culture Affairs|