In a bold stride towards fortifying governance and empowering local administration, the Rajasthan Government has granted its approval for the establishment of 19 fresh districts, accompanied by the creation of three new divisions. Previously comprising 33 districts and 7 divisions, Rajasthan’s administrative landscape is poised for transformation as it seeks to strengthen service delivery and streamline governance.
Tasked with this crucial reorganization was a distinguished committee headed by retired IAS officer Ram Lubhaya, inaugurated in March 2022. Marching forward, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, spurred by the interim committee report, unveiled the momentous decision on March 17th, ushering in a new era of administrative efficiency.
However, the journey towards reshaped boundaries was not without public engagement. Citizens, public representatives, and assorted organizations voiced their perspectives, resulting in a reevaluation of the proposed district demarcations. The committee, attuned to these voices, diligently reexamined the boundaries, culminating in an August 2nd report that garnered cabinet approval, marking a pivotal milestone.
Within this restructuring tapestry, the metropolis of Jaipur metamorphoses into Jaipur and Jaipur Rural, while Jodhpur embraces a parallel evolution into Jodhpur and Jodhpur Rural. Such recalibration aims at refining governance dynamics and optimizing service accessibility at the grassroots level.
The constellation of new districts includes Apoongarh, Balotra, Beawar, Deeg, Didwana-Kuchaman, Dudu, Gangapur City, Kotputli-Behror, Khairthal-Tijara, Neem Ka Thana, Phalodi, Slumber, Sanchore, and Shahpura. Enriching the administrative cartography further, the addition of Banswara, Pali, and Sikar propels the state to encompass a total of 10 divisions.
Anticipated as a linchpin of decentralized authority and improved governance, the inception of these new districts ushers in a chapter of enhanced service provision and elevated law and order enforcement. Citizens, once burdened with extensive journeys to access official resources, can now revel in the convenience of localized government offices and services, marking a landmark stride towards a more inclusive and responsive administrative framework.