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Punjab creates two new districts of Pathankot and Fazilka

July 27th, 2011

SOURCE: Punjab Newsline Network

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today approved the creation of Fazilka and Pathankot as the new districts of the state following the recommendations of the committee of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Local Government Minister Tiksan Sud.
A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal this evening.

Disclosing this here a spokesperson of the Punjab government said that with this decision the total number of districts in Punjab had gone up from 20 to 22. Newly created Fazilka district would consist of three sub-divisions viz Fazilka, Jalalabad and Abohar besides three sub-tehsils Arniwala Sheikh Suban, Sito Guno and Khuian Sarwar. Likewise, the Pathankot district would comprise two sub-divisions of Pathankot and Dharkalan along with two Sub-Tehsils namely Narot Jaimal Singh and Bamial. The cabinet also approved the creation of posts of officers as well as the ministerial staff for these two newly created districts according to the government norms.

The Cabinet also approved the upgradation of Sub-Tehsil Dharmkot in Moga district and Sub-Tehsil in Guru Harsahai in Ferozepur district as new sub-divisions besides giving approval for the creation of new posts for these newly upgraded sub-divisions.

The Cabinet also gave nod to promulgate ordinance for the establishment of Guru Ki Kashi Self Financed University at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.

The Cabinet also approved to amend the Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch) Rules 1976 to evolve a transparent criteria for the recruitment of the PCS (EB) officers from other categories of employees like District Revenue Officers (DROs), Tehsildaars, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioners (AETCs), Block Development and Panchayat officers (BDPOs) and Ministerial Staff etc.

The Cabinet also gave go ahead to amend the various sections, sub sections and Preamble of Punjab Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2000.

The Cabinet also gave approval for the creation of the post of ex-officio Vice Chairman in the Punjab ex-servicemen corporation.

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