Dhavalikar has been in the eye of the storm on account of the irregularities in the transport department when he was a minister in the previous Congress-led government. He also held the PWD portfolio because it was given to Churchill Alemao.
Other the mining department, the PWD department has been under the scanner of corruption.
The portfolio decision on PWD was holding the announcement of the other portfolios which have now been announced;
Francis D’Souza – Urban Development, Revenue and Craftsmen Training.
Laxmikant Parsekar – Health, Panchayat and RDA
Matanhy Saldanha – Tourism, Environment and Forest Department
Dayanand Mandrekar – Water Resources and Civil Supplies
Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar – PWD, Transport and River Navigation