Staff Reporter :
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who also holds the finance portfolio, discussed the state budget proposals for the financial year 2022-23 with three cabinet ministers and officers at his official residence in the state capital on Wednesday. The Chief Minister discussed with Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Agriculture and Bio Technology, Livestock, Fishery, Water Resources and Anicut Ravindra Choubey, Minister for Twenty Points Programme, Panchayat and Rural Development, Public Health and Welfare Department, Medical Education and Commercial Tax (GST) T S Singhdeo and Minister for Public Works Department, Home, Jail, Religious Endowment and Trust and Tourism Tamradhwaj Sahu. Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu attended the meeting virtually. Baghel, who is holding the portfolios of the General Administration Department, Finance, Energy, Mineral Resources, Public Relations, Electronics and Information Technology and Aviation and other departments that have not been allotted to any cabinet minister, discussed with his departmental officials. Baghel completed department-wise pre-budget meetings of all the cabinet ministers.
Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Subrat Sahoo, Additional Chief Secretary Renu G Pillay, Principal Secretaries Gaurav Dwivedi, Dr Alok Shukla, Secretary of Health Department Shahla Nigar, Health Commissioner C R Prasanna, MNREGA Commissioner Mohammad Kaisar Abdul Haq, Director of Health Services Neeraj Bansod, Director of National Health Mission Dr Priyanka Shukla, Director General of Police Ashok Juneja, Secretary of Public Works Department Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Secretary of Energy Ankit Anand, Chief Executive Officer of CHiPS Sameer Vishnoi, Commissioner of Department of Public Relations Dipanshu Kaabra, Secretary of Water Resources Department Anbalgan P, Nodal Officer of Godhan Nyay Yojana Dr S Bharathi Dasan, Secretary of Parliamentary Affairs Department Avinash Champavat, Director of Budget Sharda Verma and other officers attended the meetings.