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‘No ministerial power to…’: Maharashtra CM Shinde amid delay in cabinet expansion

Amid the delay in the Maharashtra cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday stated no ministerial-level powers have been given to the secretaries besides in quasi-judicial issues. Recently, the Maharashtra authorities confronted the music with many alleging that every one decision-making powers have been given to the bureaucrats because the cabinet at present has solely two members, Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis.

Responding to it, CM Shinde stated, “All the powers are vested with the Minister, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers as before. It is completely wrong to say that all the decision-making process has been handed over to the secretaries.” 

As per the August 4 order, sure powers of ministers have been conferred on the secretaries, however these are just for the submitting and listening to of quasi-judicial instances, he stated. 

These powers got to the secretaries briefly as a consequence of a Public Interest Litigation pending in the High Court, Shine added. 

Even when there’s a full cabinet, sure quasi-judicial powers are delegated to secretaries or different senior officers, the assertion added. 

After toppling the Uddhav Thackeray-led authorities, CM Eknath Shinde took oath because the chief minister and Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy on 30 June. So far, no different member has been added to the cabinet.

However, earlier this week, BJP chief Sudhir Mungantiwar stated Maharashtra cabinet expansion will happen earlier than August 15 in order that guardian ministers can hoist the Tricolour in their respective districts on the seventy fifth yr of Independence.

“This August 15 is very special for our country as we are completing 75 years of Independence. The cabinet expansion ought to be completed before Independence Day so that guardian ministers can hoist the Tricolour in their respective districts,” he informed reporters.

However, there may be nonetheless hypothesis in regards to the precise date. “But I have no doubt it would take place before August 15,” he informed reporters.

(With inputs from businesses)

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