Assam Districts to Reduce From 35 to 31

At least four districts will be merged with other existing districts in Assam. The decision was made by the state cabinet on Saturday in Delhi.
Assam cabinet meeting | FILE
Assam cabinet meeting | FILE

At least four districts will be merged with other existing districts in Assam. The decision was made by the state cabinet on Saturday in Delhi.

The decision was made in line with the delimitation process that has been initiated after the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to begin delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in Assam as per Section 8A of the RP Act, 1950.

The following districts will be merged with other existing districts:

  • Bajali with Barpeta district

  • Biswanath with Sonitpur district

  • Hojai with Nagaon district

  • Tamulpur with Baksa district

The above four districts will be sub-divisions.

The meeting approved to bring North Guwahati Town Committee under Kamrup Metropolitan district.

While making the decision, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma apologized to the people and said that the decision was temporary.

Assam cabinet meeting | FILE
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Four Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) will be appointed in the four districts.

Moreover, the cabinet said that until January 5 officers will not be replaced.

The Assam Gaurav and Assam Saurav awards will be distributed on January 3.

The second phase of ‘A Fortnight for Development’ will be start from February 5.

Meanwhile, the judicial and district police will remain the same.

Assam cabinet meeting | FILE
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