New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced the names of the guardian ministers for all 36 districts of Maharashtra. Aaditya Thackeray became the guardian minister of Mumbai suburban district, while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was appointed as the guardian minister of Pune.

Here’s the full list:

1. Pune – Ajit Anantrao Pawar
2. Mumbai City – Aslam Ramzan Ali Sheikh
3. Mumbai Suburb – Aditya Uddhav Thackeray
4. Thane – Eknath Sambhaji Shinde
5. Rayagad – Aditi Sunil Tatkare
6. Ratnagiri – Anil Dattatraya Parab
7. Sindhudurg – Uday Ravindra Samant
8. Palghar – Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse
9. Nashik – Chhagan Chandrakant Bhujbal
10. Dhule – Abdul Nabi Sattar
11. Nandurbar – KC Padavi
12. Jalgaon – Gulabrao Raghunath Patil
13. Ahmednagar – Hasan Miyalal Mushrif
14. Satara – Shamrao alias Balasaheb Pandurang Patil
15. Sangli – Jayant Rajaram Patil
16. Solapur – Dilip Dattatray Walse Patil
17. Kolhapur – Vijay alias Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat
18. Aurangabad – Subhash Rajaram Desai
19. Jalna – Rajesh Ankushrao Tope
20. Parbhani – Nawab Mohammed Islam Malik
21. Hingoli – Varsha Eknath Gaikwad
22. Bead – Dhananjay Panditrao Munde
23. Nanded – Ashok Shankarrao Chavan
24. Osmanabad – Shankarrao Yashwantrao Gadakh
25. Latur – Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh
26. Amravati – Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur (Sonawane)
27. Akola – Omprakash Babarao Kadu alias Bachchu Kadu
28. Washim – Shambhuraj Shivajirao Desai
29. Buldhana – Dr Rajendra Bhaskararao Shingne
30. Yavatmala – Sanjay Dulichand Rathod
31. Nagpur – Dr Nitin Kashinath Raut
32. Wardha – Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar
33. Bhandara – Satej alias Bunty D Patil
34. Gondia – Anil Vasantrao Deshmukh
35. Chandrapur – Vijay Namdevrao Wadettivar
36. Gadchiroli – Eknath Sambhaji Shinde

The post of a guardian minister is unique in Maharashtra where ministers are assigned one district each so that no district lags behind as far as development is concerned. Sometimes, a district may not have a representation in the cabinet. Generally, a minister gets his or her own district under the guardianship. One can be a guardian minister of more than one district. The guardian ministers in Maharashtra head the district planning committee.