Maharashtra gets 36th district - Palghar

With the Maharashtra state government splitting the most populous Thane district, the state administration has got down to moving files related to the new Palghar district.
Collector Abhijit Bangar said that all matters related to the eight talukas that have been merged to form Palghar district--the 36th district of the state--will be handled by the new collectorate with immediate effect. “Those in Palghar district will not be entertained by the Thane collectorate anymore. We are working overtime to ensure that all files pertaining to the new district reach us,“ said Bangar. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurated the new collectorate building. Bangar, who has been on the job since July 24, said that 102 officers and staff have been assigned to Palghar district.“The bifurcation of the staff from the Thane collectorate has to be done, in addition to new recruitment,“ the district collector said.He further said that initially, the public may end up travelling between Thane and Palghar collectorates' to get their work done. “We are trying to ensure that the public is not put to any inconvenience,“ Bangar said.
In his inaugural speech, the chief minister said that the government has started e-governance in the newly formed district and documents dating up to 250 years have been stored. He said the government has around 400 acres of surplus land in Palghar where new infrastructure for the district can come up. Chavan pointed out that laptops have been given to land circle officers to help tribals trace documents pertaining to their lands. He also said that the City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has been assigned the task of developing infrastructure plans for the new district.
The government is yet to name the superintendent of police for the district.

The state of Maharashtra was formed on May 1, 1960, with 26 districts The 36 districts today include Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal and Palghar

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