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After the annexation of Gurgaon in 1803, the headquarters of civil offices of the district were at Bharawas near Rewari. Gurgaon was then a cavalry station to check the troops of Begum Samru of Jharsa. After the cession of the Ajmer territory, the Bharawas force was transferred to Nasirabad and civil offices were shifted to Gurgaon which was formed a district headquarters in 1821.

The Gurgaon district was transferred from the North Western Provinces to Punjab in 1858. The pargana of Kot Kasam, which was annexed to the district after the Uprising of 1857, was made over to the then Jaipur State in 1860. In 1861, the district was re-arranged into five tahsils; Gurgaon, Ferozepur Jhirka, Nuh, Palwal and Rewari2.

Ballabgarh was one of the three tahsils comprising the then Delhi district. A part of this tahsil was transferred when the decision to shift the imperial capital from Calcutta to Delhi was taken in 1911. The Ballabgarh tahsil was made into a separate province.

During the decade (1941-51), some major changes took place. Under the Provinces and States (Absorption of Enclaves) Order, 9 villages of the district including Shahjahanpur were transferred to Rajasthan, whereas the district gained with the merger of Pataudi State and the transfer to it 2 villages from Rajasthan and 78 villages from PEPSU. As a result of these changes, the area of the district stood at 2,358 square miles (6,107 square kilometres) in 1951. The Pataudi State had 45 villages . It was converted into a sub-tahsil and 45 villages of the Rewari tahsil were included in it thus making a total of 90 villages. Nuh and Rewari sub-divisions were created in 1955; Ballabgarh and Ferozepur Jhirka in 1964 and 1965. In March 1967, Gurgaon and Ferozepur Jhirka sub-divisions were abolished and merged with Rewari and Nuh sub-divisions respectively, but they were created again in March, 1968.

Haryana as a State was created on November 1, 1966. In 1968, Sirsa tahsil was bifurcated into Sirsa and Dabwali tahsils and Bhiwani tahsil was bifurcated into Bhiwani and Loharu. The above administrative arrangement continued till 1972 when whole of Loharu and Bhiwani tahsils, 32 villages of Hansi and 17 villages of Hissar tahsils were excluded and included in the then formed Bhiwani district2. Tohana sub-tahsil of the Hissar tahsil was upgraded to a tahsil in 1972.

 

The limits of the district were varied on December 22, 1972. The Rewari tahsil (except 61 villages transferred to Gurgaon tahsil) was excluded from the Gurgaon district and included in the Mahendragarh district . During 1978, the district was divided into 5 tahsils, viz. Gurgaon, Ballabgarh, Ferozepur Jhirka, Nuh and Palwal and two sub-tahsils, namely, Hathin which was a sub-tahsil of Nuh & Pataudi which was a sub-tahsil of Gurgaon. A sub-division was created at each of the five tahsils. Gurgaon district was bifurcated on August 15, 1979 and the new district of Faridabad comprising the tahsils of Ballabgarh and Palwal was carved out of it. In this adjustment, 98 villages formerly in the Nuh tahsil, 31 villages formerly in the Ballabgarh tahsil and 3 villages formerly in the Gurgaon tahsil were shifted to the Palwal tahsil. The 98 villages, transferred from Nuh tahsil, constituted the Hathin sub-tahsil and another group of 72 villages was formed into Hodal sub-tahsil. By the beginning of 1991, the position of Gurgaon district was : the district had 3 sub-divisions (Nuh, Gurgaon and Ferozepur Jhirka); 4 tahsils(Nuh, Gurgaon, Pataudi and Ferozepur Jhirka) and 3 sub-tahsils (Taoru, Sohna and Punana). There is divisional headquarters at Gurgaon.

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