Press Release: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of New Ministers in the Punjab Assembly 2017 Post Cabinet Expansion on 26th September 2021

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                                                                                                                Date: October 4, 2021

Dear Friends, 

Consequent to the expansion of the cabinet, Punjab Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 18 Ministers including Chief Minister from Punjab State Assembly 2017.

This analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates prior to the 2017 Assembly elections and bye elections conducted thereafter.


Summary and Highlights

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Criminal Background

  • Ministers with Criminal Cases: 2(11%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases: 1 minister has declared serious criminal cases against himself.

Party Name

Total number of Ministers analyzed

Ministers with declared Criminal Cases

% of Ministers with declared criminal cases

Ministers with declared serious criminal cases

% of Ministers with declared serious criminal cases

INC

18

2

11%

1

6%

Total

18

2

11%

1

6%


Financial Background

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 18 ministers analysed, 18 (100%) are crorepatis.

Party Name

Number of Ministers Analyzed

No of Crorepatis Ministers

Percentage of Crorepati Ministers

INC

18

18

100%

Total

18

18

100%

  • Average Assets: The average assets of 18 ministers analysed is Rs 19.03 crores.
  • Minister with Highest Assets: The minister with the highest declared total assets is Rana Gurjit Singh from Kapurthala constituency with assets worth Rs. 169.89 crores.
  • Minister with Lowest Assets: The minister with the lowest declared total assets is Raj Kumar Verka from Amritsar West (SC) constituency with assets worth Rs. 1.57 crores.
  • Liabilities: A total of 13 ministers have declared liabilities out of which the minister with the highest liabilities is Rana Gurjit Singh of Kapurthala constituency with Rs. 81.71 crores of liabilities.


Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age)

  • Ministers’ Education:  6 (33%) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th and 12th standard while 12 (67%) ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • Ministers’ Age:  A total of 6(33%) ministers have declared their age to be between 31-50 years while 12(67%) ministers have declared their age to be between 51- 80 years.
  • Women Ministers: Out of 18 ministers, 2 are women.


Contact Details

Punjab Election Watch


Mr. Jaskirat Singh
State Co-ordinator

+91-93160-84953
jask...@gmail.com

Parvinder Singh Kittna

State Co-ordinator

+91 9814313162

pavik...@gmail.com

National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: a...@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

a...@adrIndia.org,

anil...@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchh...@gmail.com

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

tsa...@gmail.com

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