Abhijit S Bangar, who has been named as official on special duty, is all set to take over as the first collector of the newly created Palghar district from August 1, it was officially announced here today.
Carved out of the present Thane district, Palghar has a population of more than 1.10 crore people.
Bangar who is set to be Palghar's first collector is presently the CEO of Satara Zilla Parishad, the home town of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
The countdown for the birth of the new district has begun and the revenue machinery preparing for the day when the new district will be declared the Chief Minister at a function at Palghar on August 1.
The sales tax building will house the collector's office as well as other offices including that of the District Superintendent of Police as and CEO of the Zilla Parishad.