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Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority has been established under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning & Development) Act 1979 (West Bengal Act - XIII of 1979) and has been entrusted with the responsibility of Planning & Development of Siliguri - Jalpaiguri Planning Area. It came into existence on the strength of said Act and on direction of Governor of West Bengal vide notification no- 1878 - T & CP/112-6/80 dtd. 17.3.1980 w.e.f. 1.4.1980 on cessation of Siliguri Planning Organisation under T & CP Branch of Dev. & Planning Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal. At present, the total area is 2222.59 sq.km., covering areas of C.D. blocks of Siliguri, Matigara, Naxalbari, Phansidewa & Kharibari of in Darjeeling District and Jalpaiguri Sadar, Rajganj, Entire Mallbazar block, Mal Municipal area & and a part of Mainaguri P.S. in Jalpaiguri District. Jalpaiguri town is 45 Kms away from the Siliguri town. As per 2011 census the population of the SJPA was 2.37 million.




Object of establishment


Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority has been established under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning & Development) Act 1979 (West Bengal Act - XIII of 1979) and has been entrusted with the responsibility of Planning & Development of Siliguri - Jalpaiguri Planning Area. It came into existence on the strength of said Act and on direction of Governor of West Bengal vide notification no- 1878 - T & CP/112-6/80 dtd. 17.3.1980 w.e.f. 1.4.1980 on cessation of Siliguri Planning Organisation under T & CP Branch of Dev. & Planning Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal. At present, the total area is 2222.59 sq.km., covering areas of C.D. blocks of Siliguri, Matigara, Naxalbari, Phansidewa & Kharibari of in Darjeeling District and Jalpaiguri Sadar, Rajganj, Entire Mallbazar block, Mal Municipal area & and a part of Mainaguri P.S. in Jalpaiguri District. Jalpaiguri town is 45 Kms away from the Siliguri town. As per 2011 census the population of the SJPA was 2.37 million.

Area Coverage

All the areas within the Siliguri Police Station & Naxalbari Police Station and all the mouzas of Phansidewa P.S. & Khoribari Block in the district of Darjeeling excluding the areas declared as reserved or protected Forests. All the areas within Rajgunj Police Station & 14 no. of mouza of Maynaguri P.S. & Kotwali Police Station in the Sadar Sub division of the district of Jalpaiguri along with the West bank of the river Teesta excluding the areas declared as reserved or protected Forests and also Mal Municipality and entire Malbazar Block under under Mal P.S.. .

Constitution of SJDA

Like-Other Development Authority, it is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire, hold dispose of property both movable and immovable and to enter into contracts and shall by its corporate name sue and be sued. It consists of a Board of a Chairman and thirteen other members appointed by Stated Govt. The terms of office & condition of service of Chairman & members has been defined in the notification no. T & CP/1 R - 6/80 dtd. 2.4.1980 of Dev & Planning (T & CP) deptt. Govt. of W.B.