Telangana will be raising the number of districts in the state from the existing 10 to more than 27, and to ensure that the process remains smooth the state government cancelled the Dasara (Dusshera) holidays for some government departments.
According to a report, the employees in the revenue, general administration, transport, municipal administration and home departments have been told to work till October 11, the day the new districts will be born.
But the state government will be granting compensatory leaves to the employees at a later date.
The decision to raise the number of districts was taken in a cabinet meeting of the state government presided over by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
The final number of the districts is not known but Rao has made it clear that they won’t be more than 31. A ‘high-power committee’ headed by TRS MP K Keshava Rao submitted its report on the formation of four new districts – Gadwal, Asifabad, Jangaon and Sircilla. It is only after the CM’s decision on the districts that the actual count will be clear.