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Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council came into being on 1964 when composite State of Assam by notification No. TAD/R/50/64 dated 23.11.1964 which carved out of the erstwhile United Khasi Jaintia Hills the whole area that was known as jowai Sub Division to form a seperate District Council called as Jowai Autonomous District Council. Later when the State of Meghalaya attained its Statehood in January 1972, Jowai Subdivision was upgraded as Civil District known as Jaintia Hills District and likewise , the Jowai Autonomous District Council was rechristined as Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council vide Notification Dt-14.6.73.

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