Tamil Nadu

Tenkasi, Chengalpattu to become new districts

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami  

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced the creation of two more districts with Tenkasi and Chengalpattu as their headquarters. The move will increase the number of districts to 35 in Tamil Nadu.

Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, Mr. Palaniswami said decision was taken following requests from Ministers, MLAs and the general public that newer districts should be created out of big districts for the benefit of the administration.

He said Tirunelveli would be bifurcated to create a new district with Tenkasi as the headquarters. Similarly, Kancheepuram district would be bifurcated to create a new district. Chengalpattu would be the new headquarters.

The Chief Minister said each new district would have an IAS officer as a special officer.


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