The Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill 2018 for the creation of three new districts was introduced in the State Assembly yesterday. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein introduced the bill in the Assembly to pave the way for the creation of new districts of Pakke-Kessang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the State.
The Pakke Kesang 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.
Arunachal Pradesh at present has 22 districts.
The Deputy CM also introduced the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (Act no 2 of 1899) and the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board Bill 2018.