The Haryana government on Tuesday approved the creation of Charkhi Dadri as 22nd district of the state, besides creating 10 new sub-divisions, as many tehsils and three sub-tehsils in the state.
A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet held here under the chairmanship of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
While approving the creation of Charkhi Dadri district, the cabinet recommended that the adjoining villages not proposed to be included in the district so far might also be given an option to be part of the district, by giving a public notice of 30 days.
Briefing mediapersons after the cabinet meeting, agriculture minister OP Dhankar said the proposals for upgrade of Ambala Cantt in Ambala district, Badhra in Bhiwani, Badkhal in Faridabad, Narnaund in Hisar, Badli in Jhajjar, Uchana in Jind, Gharaunda in Karnal, Radaur in Yamunanagar and Punhana in Mewat as sub-divisions were also approved.
Besides, the matter of creation of sub-division of Kalanwali in Sirsa was reviewed and recommended.
Approval was also given for upgrade of sub-tehsils namely Ambala Cantt in district Ambala, Badkhal in Faridabad, Bass in Hisar, Uchana and Alewa in Jind, Ladwa in Kurukshetra, Raipur Rani in Panchkula, Matlauda in Panipat and Kalanwali in district Sirsa as tehsils. Besides, Badli in Jhajjar district was recommended to be created as a new tehsil.
The cabinet also approved the creation of new sub-tehsils of Khijrabad in Yamunanagar district, Palhawas in Rewari and Kheri Jalab, Hisar.
The cabinet also approved the proposals of the revenue department to change the name of Gurgaon district as Gurugram and that of Mewat district as Nuh.
MOTOR VEHICLE RULES
The cabinet approved the draft notification to amend the Haryana Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993 so as to facilitate the vehicle owners of non-transport vehicles to replace on payment the registration mark once granted to the vehicle owned by them.
It also approved the draft notification to amend the rules to grant licence for soliciting the customers for public service vehicles. There is a substantial gap between demand and supply of passenger transport services in the state which is being abridged by various public service vehicles plying in the state. Some firms had earlier applied for such licence, but none of them could get it as there was no such provision in the rules.
PHOGAT APPOINTED AS DSP
The cabinet approved the proposal of the home department to appoint wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won the gold medal in Commonwealth Games held at Delhi in 2010, as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Haryana Police.
It also approved the proposal of the home department to appoint mountaineer Ram Lal as sub-inspector in sports quota.