Chandigarh, June 2
The Punjab Cupboard on Wednesday gave formal approval to the creation of Malerkotla because the state’s 23rd district.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had introduced the creation of a brand new district of Malerkotla, carving the state’s Muslim-majority city from Sangrur district, on the event of Eid-ul-Fitr on Might 14.
The cupboard assembly, chaired by Singh, was held right here on Wednesday.
The cupboard additionally gave its go-ahead for upgrading Amargarh, which was a part of the Malerkotla sub-division, as sub-division or tehsil.
Malerkotla district would now include three sub-divisions—Malerkotla, Ahmedgarh and Amargarh, in keeping with an official assertion.
A complete of 192 villages shall be included in Malerkotla district.
The cupboard authorised the chief minister to approve the creation of latest posts for places of work of 12 departments which embrace police, rural growth and panchayats, social justice and minorities, agriculture and farmer welfare, social safety and girls and baby growth, well being, training (main and secondary). — PTI