Administration of BathindaBathinda is one of the oldest cities in Punjab. It is also the center of the district administration of Bathinda district. It is looked after by many important government departments such as Municipal Corporation, Police department and other departments. Every department is dedicated to provide the best administration to the local citizens and the tourists who visit Bathinda. These departments provide lot of amenities to the people.
The city houses the district collector’s office, district court, central prison and other administration offices of district. As per 2011 census, it is one of the most populous cities of India. The city is an upcoming industrial and educational hub of Punjab. It is also a good destination for the tourism due to its historical heritage such as old fort.
The three political parties in Bathinda are:
- Congress I
- Shiromani Akali Dal
- Aam Aadami Party
Bathinda Municipal CorporationThe complete responsibility of the city including the Phul and Talwandisabo is handled by Bathinda Municipal Corporation. The corporation is servicing the city people since its foundation in 1945. The city has a mayor and elected councilors. The administrative head of the Bathinda Municipal Corporation is the Commissioner. He is appointed by the state Government and has various administrative and executive powers for day to day functioning of Bathinda Municipal Corporation. The Commissioner gets the assistance from Asst. Commissioner. There are many services provided by the Bathinda Municipal Corporation.
Some of them are as follows:
- Fire fighting services
- Water supply for the city
- Rules and regulations for land use
- City Planning Services
- Maintenance of public Parks, roads, culverts and streets
- Prevention and treatment of diseases
- Waste disposal
- Drainage or sewage removal system
Administrative Structure of BathindaThe District of Bathinda has been divided in 4 Tehsils, Talwandi Sabo, Maur, Rampur Phul and Bathinda. The 4 tehsils are further divided in 8 blocks. They are:
- Talwandi Sabo,
- Bhagta Bhaika,
- Maur, Phul,
- Sangat and
Courts in BathindaThe history of Judicial Courts in Bathinda starts from 1943, when Bathinda was the location of Judicial Court of State of Patiala. Today, the city is the head of the Bathinda District and the district court is located here. The court complex of City is spread over 224000 sq. meters and has 18 courts for various types of disputes. The jurisdiction of Bathinda Session Courts includes the complete district which also includes the Phul and Talwandi Sabo. It also includes the cases at Bathinda Rural for Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction of the sub-division of Phul and Talwandi Sabo.
Bathinda has one District and Sessions Judge and several other courts such as:
- 3 Courts of Additional District & Sessions Judge
- 2 Additional Districts and Sessions Judge of Fast Track Court
- 1 Civil Judge for Senior Division and 6 Civil Judge for Junior Division
- 1 Chief Judicial Magistrate
- 3 Additional Civil Judge for Senior Division
- Secretary for District Legal Service Authority
- Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal
Jails in BathindaBathinda is located near the capital city of Chandigarh and has the Central Jail for the prisoners. Bathinda is also the location of the old Jail, which is located at the Old fort. The main claim to the fame is Razia Sultan; the first Empress of India was imprisoned in this jail. The prison department runs various correction and rehabilitation programs for the prisoners in Central Jail. The Central Jail Superintendent controls the administration of the prison. The jail authorities encourage the inmates to train for getting various skills so that they can use the time productively and earn their living. The jail authorities have improved the living condition of the jail inmates and also provide the medical facilities.
Cental Prison Bathinda
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