South West Garo Hills is an administrative district in the State of Meghalaya, India. Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the South West Garo Hills on 7 August 2012 at its headquarters, Ampati. With the inauguration of South West Garo Hills District, the number of districts in the state has gone up to 11(eleven).
The Southwest Garo Hills is carved out of West Garo Hills district and the areas under its jurisdiction are Betasing and Zikzak C&RD Blocks, villages from under Garobadha GS circle of Selsella block, Okkapara Songma GS circle and Chengkomgre GS circle under Gambegre block and Dokonggre GS circle under Rongram block. The population of South West Garo Hills is just above 1.70 lakhs with a literacy rate of about 56%.
Deputy Commissioner is the Administrative Head of the District. The Deputy Commissioner is entrusted with overall responsibility for law and order, implementation of government schemes and is also authorised to hear revenue cases pertaining to the district. He/she is also authorised to collect Land Revenue and is therefore also referred collector (revenue) and also to control encroachment of government land in the district.
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