The Telangana government on Wednesday, after much deliberation, decided that the state would get 17 new districts taking the total number of districts to 27.
According to reports, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had a marathon six-hour meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Cabinet Sub-Committee report on the proposed new districts.
Here is the list of proposed districts.
KCR said that the new districts should come into existence by Dussera (October 11).
A report in The Hindu adds:
Contrary to expectations, creation of new districts will not increase in staff strength as the overall area remains same. The immediate focus is to adjust existing cadre strength, rather than new recruitments, by redeploying employees to the posts in new districts...It was also decided not to tinker with the jurisdiction of zilla parishads for now as the command structure will be looked into at the district level.
The report also adds that strict orders were issued to ensure that the new districts were completely functional from the day of their inception.
In October last year, the government directed collectors to furnish details of the current districts, revenue-division-wise and mandal-wise, on availability of infrastructure.
A month before that, the state constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to recommend the reorganization of administrative units which include districts, revenue divisions and revenue mandals in the state.