Three more districts to be created in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, Aug 28: The stage is set for creation of three more districts in Arunachal Pradesh with the introduction of the Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill 2018 in the State assembly on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein along with other two government bills introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, to pave way for creation of Pakke-Kessang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi districts in the State in order to place the administration in the door step of the people of those areas for all-round development. With the three new districts in the pipeline, the total districts in the State rose to 25.
The Pakke-Kessang district will be carved out of East Kameng district with five administrative units namely Pakke-Kessangn, Seijosa, Pijiriang, Passa Valley and Dissingn Passo with district headquarters at Lemmi. The Lepa Rada district would be created by bifurcating the Lower Siang district with headquarters at Basar. The district would have four administrative units – Tirbin, Basar, Daring and Sago. The Shi-Yomi district would be created by bifurcating the West Siang district with its headquarters at Tato. The district would have four administrative units namely Mechuka, Tato, Pidi and Manigong.
The deputy chief minister also introduced the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (Act no 2 of 1899) (In Its Application to the State of Arunachal Pradesh) (Amendment) Bill 2018, to enable the entrepreneurs to have a better credit position at their disposal by enabling them to secure loans through mortgage without compromising on their financial stability by reducing stamp duty for mortgage from three per cent to one per cent. The third bill introduced in the house by Mein was the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board Bill 2018. The Bill would empower the State government to constitute the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board to conduct exams and select candidates for appointment to the subordinate services/Group C posts in the government departments, organisations and autonomous bodies established and constituted by the government.