Tripura, one of the full fledged states of North-East India, had a long history as a princely state, stretching back into antiquity. According to versions presented in different editions of ‘Rajmala’, altogether 184 kings of the Manikya dynasty had ruled the state. Scholars on Tripura’s history, however attribute all the pre-fifteenth century kings to the realm of mythology though continued sway of the Manikya dynasty has been attested since the year 1432.
After India became independent, Tripura acceded to the Indian Union on 15 October, 1949 as a “C” category state and became a Union Territory in November 1956. Tripura attained full statehood on January 21, 1972. Till then, Tripura was a single District state.
Since 1978, several landmark initiatives have been taken by the State Government to strengthen democratic values in the state and penetrate the essence of democracy at grass-root level in particular. On introduction of 3-tier panchayti Raj local- self governance model, common people of the state had been empowered to elect their own representatives at village level through democratic elections.
Tripura which had once a single District only is now divided into eight districts, twenty three subdivisions and forty five blocks. Besides, a special feature of the state is the vibrant existence of an Autonomous district Council (ADC) for tribal based on 6th schedule of the Indian constitution. The ADC in Tripura homes roughly one third of the State’s population.
One of the newly constituted eight Districts , Sepahijala,(Vide Notification No.F.4(62)-RCC/11 dated 8.11.2011) having an area of 1043.58 sq km , was inaugurated on 9.1.2012 by Sri Manik Sarkar , Hon’ble Chief Minister , Tripura in presence of Sri Badal Chowdhury , Sri Anil Sarkar , Hon’,ble Minister , Sri Bhanulal Saha, Hon’ble Dy .speaker, TLA, MLAs and other dignitaries & guests .
Within this district, there are 3 Sub Divisions, 7 blocks, 2 Nagar Panchayats, 9 Assembly seats & 3 ADC seats, fallen within 1 – West Tripura Parliamentary Constituency.