Administration in Morbi
Until 15th August 2013, Morbi was just a taluka under the Rajkot administration. However, since the town was almost sixty-seven kilometer from the district headquarters, the inhabitance of this area had to face many difficulties. To ensure better accessibility to governmental services and to speed up development, it was decided that a separate Morbi district would be carved out of Rajkot District.
For that purpose, a special committee under the aegis of the Chief Secretary of Gujarat was formed. The committee studied the recommendations of the District Collectors and opinions of people at large before it forwarded its own recommendations the Chief Minister’s Office. Therefore, we see that creation of Morbi not only fulfilled an administrative need, but it also fulfilled the aspiration of the people of the region.
Talukas under Morbi DistrictMorbi district consists of five talukas or subdivisions. They are Morbi, Malia, Wankaner, Tankara and Halvad. Among them, Halvad previously belonged to Surendranagar district and the rest have been carved out of Rajkot. A part of Jamnagar district has also been added to Morbi. The administrative headquarters of the district is located in the Morbi city.
Nagar Palika in MorbiMorbi is administered by a Nagarpalika or Municipal council. It is an elected body, whose duty is to provide all kinds of civic amenities to its citizens and that include supply of drinking water, cleaning and repairing of roads, lighting at the roads, garbage management, cleaning of sewers and drains etc. In fact, the Nagarpalika at Morbi puts special emphasis on health and education of the citizens. If you have any complains or query to make, you can call them at 02822-230-500 or at 02822-220-551.
Office of the District Controller at MorbiJust as in rest of India, the administration in Morbi is headed by a District Controller who also acts as the Deputy Commissioner and the District Magistrate. His office is located at Lalbaug at Morbi. He is assisted in his work by a number of officers, such as Additional District Controllers, Sub-divisional Magistrates, Chief Development officers etc.
In general, he is the most important officer in the district and is entrusted with a wide range of duties. Although there is a separate police force in Morbi, as District Magistrate he is equally responsible for overall law and order situation of the town. Moreover, land assessment and acquisition, collection of tax due to the government, disaster management etc also fall under his duties.
Following are some important phone numbers in Morbi:
District Collector: 9978405932
Mamlatdar: Office: 02822-242-418, Residence: 028822-242-412, Mobile No: 98795-85410
Court in MorbiSince Morbi was a taluka or subdivision under Rajkot until quite recently, it has a Taluka court. Now that it has become a separate district, it is expected that the Taluka Court will soon be upgraded to a District and session Court. Till that time, the residents here has to travel to Rajkot for hearing of their cases. The city also has a jail of taluka level for detention of suspects. In short, although the city was just a sub-divisional headquarters until 2013, it has almost all the amenities required for administrative purpose.
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