List of districts in Punjab, India
A district of the Punjab state of India is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a deputy commissioner or district magistrate, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Punjab Civil Service and other state services. As of May 18, 2021, there are 23 districts in Punjab, when the 23rd district of Malerkotla was formed.
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A senior superintendent of police, an officer who belongs to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Police Service and other Punjab Police officials.
A division forest officer, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service is responsible for managing the forests, environment, and other wildlife-related issues in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Forest Service and other Punjab forestry officials and Punjab wildlife officials.
Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as Irrigation, PWD, Agriculture, Health, Education, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to various State Services.
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- "Punjab gets its 23rd district, Malerkotla". The Indian Express. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
- "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original (PDFi) on 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Districts of Punjab - Area". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- Fazilka district was formed in 2011, no data in census 2011 on this district