Telangana

Draft notification on two new districts likely soon

Proposals for new districts, revenue divisions and mandals submitted

Notwithstanding the demand for some more new districts, State government has given go ahead only for creation of two more districts — Mulug and Narayanpet.

When the districts were reorganised in 2016 carving 31 districts out of erstwhile 10 districts, Jangaon was the last district that was included before issuing the draft notification.

Most of the existing revenue divisions in the erstwhile Telangana districts were made into new districts with a view to take administration closer to people.

However, the demand for creation of Mulug and Narayanpet, which were also revenue divisions in the combined State, persisted and Chief Minister during his recent election campaign in Narayanpet Assembly constituency in Mahabubnagar and Mulug constituency in Bhupalapalli districts promised to make them districts.

Soon after the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was voted back for the second term, Chief Minister kept his promise and made an announcement.

Process begins

The process for creation of two new districts has been set in motion and the proposals for creating the new districts as well as two new revenue divisions — Korutla in Jagityal district and Kollapur in Nagarkurnool district — and seven more new mandals have been, it is learnt, sent to the government.

The proposals will be examined by the government and a draft notification is expected to be issued within two weeks.

The new seven mandals proposed are Gattuppal (Nalgonda), Mallapalli (Mulug division), Chanduru (Banswada segment), Mosra (Banswada segment), Inugurthy (Mahabubabad), Narayanaraopeta (Siddipet) and one more mandal in Medchal-Malkajgiri district.

Election code

Then the standard procedure of calling for objections and suggestions will be followed within one month of issuance of draft notification and merits of each representation will be examined. Given the panchayat elections are round the corner and soon after that the notification for Lok Sabha election is expected, the completion of process for final notification of new districts will depend from when the election code of conduct will come into force.

Thus the new districts may come into existence in February itself or in May depending on the situation, sources said.

Staffing issue

The government does not foresee any difficulty in allotting executive staff for new districts as every department has its officers in place at the village, mandal, revenue division and if need be staff in the collectorates will be deployed in the new revenue divisions.

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