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Assam government notifies new Bajali district by bifurcating Barpeta | DETAILS INSIDE

With the issuance of the notification as per the orders of the Governor, Bajali will become the 35th district of Assam. Bajali was among the four districts which were merged with the original districts in December 2022 to facilitate the delimitation process.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Guwahati Published on: October 12, 2023 18:36 IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma
Image Source : PTI/FILE Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam government on Thursday notified a new district - Bajali - by bifurcating the Barpeta district. It will become the 35th district of Assam with the issuance of the notification as per the orders of the Governor.

"For administrative expediency and in the interest of public convenience, the Governor of Assam is pleased to create the administrative district Bajali with its headquarters at Madan Rauta Nagar, Pathsala," the order signed by Avinash Joshi, additional chief secretary, stated. 

Geographical limits of Bajali

The geographical limits of Bajali district will be co-terminus with the newly delimited legislative assembly constituency of Bajali, it said. The order further said an already notified Cabinet sub-committee will identify more geographical areas which may be added to the new district. The report in this regard will be submitted within 30 days, it added.

Bajali was among the four districts which were merged with the original districts on December 31, 2022, to facilitate the delimitation process. The other three were Hojai, Biswanath and Tamulpur.

Notification for Bajali was delayed

While the other three de-notified districts regained their recognition in August following a state Cabinet decision after the completion of the delimitation exercise, the notification for Bajali was not issued. It should be mentioned here that the Cabinet again took a decision for according Bajali full district status on October 2, with the Cabinet sub-committee authorised to suggest the demarcation of the boundary.

(With inputs from PTI)

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