The High-powered panel headed by Rajya Sabha member K Kesava Rao has submitted its final report on the formation of 21 new districts in the state to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao today. According to the government, the new districts would start functioning from October 11, the Vijayadasami day.
Chief Minister KCR today called on the state governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan and appraised him on the exercise on the new districts. He informed him that the state cabinet would take the final call in tomorrow’s meet. He has also brought to the notice of the governor the efforts to set up four new police commissionerates at Siddipet, Karimnagar, Ramagundam and Nizamabad. The ministers were asked to inaugurate the new districts, he explained.
Despite growing demands, government decided to confine to 31 only since any approval for more will invite criticism. The Chief Minister has reportedly frowned upon the Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy who submitted a request to make Devarakonda in Nalgonda as new district. Mr Rao categorically stated that new districts were made strictly for public utility.
The state cabinet would study and ratify the KK committee report in its meet tomorrow. It’s final that Siricilla, Gadwal, Asifabad and Janagaon will be districts. The final notification will also be released after the cabinet approval, state government sources revealed.