The Haryana government today approved creation of a new district -- Charkhi Dadri -- and ten sub-divisions, ten tehsils and three sub-tehsils. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting here of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The meeting approved creation of new district of Charkhi Dadri, the 23rd district of the state, on the proposal of Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani, an official spokesperson for the state government said. Proposals for up gradation of Ambala Cantt, Badhra, Badkhal, Narnaund, Badli, Uchana, Gharaunda, Radaur and Punhana as sub-divisions were also approved.
Besides, the matter of creation of sub-division of Kalanwali in district Sirsa was reviewed and recommended. The Cabinet also approved the proposals of Revenue and Disaster Management Department to change the name of district Gurgaon as district Gurugram and that of district Mewat as district Nuh. In another decision, the cabinet approved recruitment of 955 retired persons of central para-military forces and ex-constables of disbanded Haryana State Industrial Security Forces (HSISF) as Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Haryana Police, the official said. The meeting approved the proposal of Irrigation and Water Resources Department to transfer 68 kanal and 8 Marla surplus land of the Department to Market Committee, Ganaur, Sonipat to develop Modern Marketing Complex for fruits and vegetables. The total cost of the land is Rs 213.75 lakh as per the collector rates, the spokesman said. The cabinet also approved the proposal of Urban Local Bodies Department to allot three acres of additional land of Kurukshetra Development Board to Global Inspiration and Enlightenment Organisation of Bhagwad Gita (GIEO GITA), New Delhi, for construction of a Centre for Universal Spread of Awareness and Research on Shrimad Bhagwad Gita. The Board of Governors of Kurukshetra Development Board has already decided, in its meeting, to allot these three acres of additional land to GIEO GITA. The land would be allotted on lease basis for 99 years at the rate of Rs five lakh per acre, he said.
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