Gujarat: government appoints staff for new ministers

Formal orders were issued on Wednesday appointing personal secretaries and other staff of newly appointed ministers and ministers of state in Bhupendra Patel’s government.

Staff members who populated the chambers of ministers in Vijay Rupani’s government had left Swarnim Sankul, after the former chief minister and his team resigned last month.

The staff who were appointed on Wednesday include private secretaries, additional secretaries and assistant secretaries for 24 ministers in the new government. Civil servants will receive the same salaries and allowances as in their home departments or offices.