THE Maharashtra Government is working efficiently even though there is no full-fledged Cabinet in place, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday and promised to soon undertake the exercise to add new members in his team.
At present, Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis -- both took oath on June 30 -- are the only members of the State Cabinet.
“We will soon expand our Cabinet. Even as the Cabinet expansion has not taken place, the Government is working efficiently. We have taken multiple decisions that are people-oriented,” Shinde told reporters when asked about the long-awaited exercise to expand his team. The Chief Minister, who is on a Pune visit, reviewed the status of various development-related projects in five
districts that fall under the Pune division. Shinde listed major decisions taken by his Government and mentioned about reducing fuel prices, granting approval for constructing a Metro car shed and proposed diversion of rainwater to drought-prone areas of Marathwada.