To facilitate administrative work in the remote areas of the hilly state, the Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to carve out two additional districts in future.
The new districts - Lower Siang and Longding - will come up by bifurcating the West Siang and Tirap districts respectively, government spokesman Tako Dabi told a press meet today.
With this, the number of districts would go up to 18.
The Cabinet also decided to pay 15 months’ arrear following implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations to the state government employees, who have been agitating in support of their demand for arrears of 30 months.
Besides, sanctioning Rs 15 crore to the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) for taking up development activities, the Cabinet decided to delegate the responsibility of recruitment of junior and senior teachers to the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, instead of the respective department as had been the practice for so long, Dabi, who holds the Law, Parliamentary Affairs portfolio said.