Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party leader Devendra Fadnavis took charge as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014 along with other ministers. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena (SS) coalition formed the Government under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis on 31 October 2014.
On 08 July 2016 Maharashtra government Cabinet expansion took place in which 11 new ministers is added. Devendra Fadnavis inducted 10 new faces in his council of ministers. New Six Cabinet ministers and Five MoS is added, Seven From BJP and Four from alliance partners. The Government of Maharashtra now consists of total 39 Ministers including 23 cabinet ministers and 16 Minister of state(MoS). The Cabinet of the state of Maharashtra forms the executive branch of the Government of Maharashtra.
There are two types of the minister in Maharashtra government, which is determined by the position or grade. The superior or primary being “Cabinet Minister” and the junior or secondary being “minister of State”. The following is a list of the ministers (state cabinet) in the Maharashtra Government. The list contains ministers and their Portfolios, political party, constituency.
|New Ministers added in Maharashtra Government on 8 July 2016|
|No||Minister Name||Minister Type||Ministries / Portfolios||Political Party|
|1||Pandurang Fundkar||Cabinet Ministers||Agriculture and Horticulture||BJP|
|2||Ram Shinde||Cabinet Ministers||BJP|
|3||JayKumar Rawal||Cabinet Ministers||BJP|
|4||Sambhaji Nilangekar-Patil||Cabinet Ministers||BJP|
|5||Subhash Deshmukh||Cabinet Ministers||BJP|
|6||Mahadev Jankar||Cabinet Ministers||RSP|
|7||Arjun Khotkar||Minister of State||Shivsena|
|8||Ravindra Chavan||Minister of State||BJP|
|9||Madan Yerawar||Minister of State||BJP|
|10||Gulab rao Patil||Minister of State||Co-operative||Shivsena|
|11||Sada bhau Khot||Minister of State||swabhimani shetkari sanghatana|
All Cabinet ministers of Maharashtra Government.
Cabinet Minister is the main in-charge of a ministry. A cabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries if no other cabinet ministers are appointed to take charge of that ministries. All Cabinet members are mandated by the constitution to be members of the Vidhan Sabha of Maharashtra. cabinet ministers of Maharashtra and their Portfolios are listed below.
|Cabinet Ministers of Maharashtra 2016|
|No||Minister Name||Portfolios||Political Party||Constituency|
|1||Devendra Fadnavis||BJP||Nagpur South West|
|2||Chandrakant patil||BJP||Graduate constituency from Pune Division|
|6||Girish Bapat||BJP||Kasba Peth|
|7||Prakash Mehta||Housing||BJP||Ghatkopar East|
|10||Diwakar Raote||ShivSena||Member Of Legislative Council|
|11||Subhash Desai||ShivSena||Member Of Legislative Council|
|12||Ramdas Kadam||ShivSena||Member Of Legislative Council|
|13||Eknath Shinde||ShivSena||Kopri – Pachpakhadi|
|16||Dr. Deepak Sawant||ShivSena||Member Of Legislative Council|
|17||Rajkumar Sudamji Badole||BJP||Arjuni Morgaon|
|18||Pandurang Fundkar||Agriculture and Horticulture||BJP||Khamgaon|
|19||Ram Shinde||BJP||Karjat Jamkhed|
|23||Mahadev Jankar||RSP||Member Of Legislative Council|