Maharashtra is divided into 6 revenue divisions, which are further divided into 36 districts. These 36 districts are further divided into 109 sub-divisions of the districts and 357 talukas.
The govt of Maharashtra has decided to start a new official revenue division at Nanded dividing the existing Aurangabad Division in Marathwada region. The approval has already been processed on 5 January 2009. The new Nanded division will comprise of Nanded, Latur, Parbhani and Hingoli districts. The state has granted the Aurangabad divisional commissioner (revenue) a sum of one crore rupees towards the purpose, apart from announcing that the new division would be run by one specially appointed officer and 10 assistants, at the start.
The decision comes due to the fact that the Aurangabad division, comprising Aurangabad Nanded, Latur, Jalna, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Hingoli and Beed, was a huge division by itself. Apart from this, the populations of Nanded and Latur, both over 260 kilometres away from Aurangabad, are 28,76,000 and 20,80,000 respectively, thus making them large subparts.
Additionally, Parbhani and Hingoli too are over 200 km away from Aurangabad, hence the populations of these four districts would face a lot of hassles if they had to meet officials at the Aurangabad revenue office. This new official division is yet to come to effect as of date.