The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave the formal approval for the transformation of the historic town of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of the State, as earlier announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab Cabinet also gave go-ahead for upgrading Sub-Tehsil Amargarh, which was a part of Malerkotla Sub-Division, as Sub-Division/Tehsil.
With this, the 23rd district in Punjab, Malerkotla, would now consist of three Subdivisions i.e. Malerkotla, Ahmedgarh, and Amargarh. As many as 192 villages, 62 patwar circles, and 6 Kanungo circles will be included in the Malerkotla district.
The Cabinet authorized the Chief Minister to approve the creation of new posts for offices of 12 departments viz. Police, Rural Development & Panchayats, Social Justice & Minorities, Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Social Security and Women & Child Development, Health, Education (Primary & Secondary), Social Security, Employment Generation, Industry & Commerce, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Finance.
Captain Amarinder Singh had, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on May 14, announced the decision to make Malerkotla a full-fledged district, fulfilling a long-standing demand of the local people.
Besides promoting the convenience of residents, the decision has been taken in the larger public interest to ensure holistic urban development of Malerkotla, the perpetuation of the rich heritage of this historic city, and the overall socio-economic development of the region.
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