Chief Secretary Dr Rajiv Sharma today held a high-level review meeting on the proposed plan to increase the existing number of 10 districts to about 25.
The Chief Secretary said at the meeting with Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Collectors Rahul Bojja and Raghunandan Rao and others that the twin cities are likely to be increased to four districts as per proposed draft plan. He sought opinion and suggestions from the Collectors concerned.
The meeting assumes significance as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is of a plan to announce the new districts on the State Formation Day on June 2. It was decided in the meeting to hold another round of meeting to take a final call probably in third week of this month. As per the Chief Minister’s decision to increase the number of districts, the plan will be implemented to split the districts for administrative convenience. Obtaining their opinions, the Chief Secretary said depending upon the population, area of the locations, mandals, revenue divisions, police commissionerates, sub division offices and other factors will be considered for the purpose.
Rajiv Sharma shared his views on the issue with the officials of other districts, which may be increased as per the draft plan and requirement for smooth governance. The Chief Minister, who could not chair the meeting, directed the Chief Secretary to hold another conference for the purpose. (NSS)