The Uttarakhand BJP today decided to reorganise its district units for administrative ease reducing their number to 13 from 23.

The decision has been taken in compliance with the instructions issued by BJP national president Amit Shah during his recent two-day visit to the state, Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt told reporters here today.

“Our national president felt that the number of party’s district units in Uttarakhand should be just as many as there are districts in the state for the sake of administrative ease.

“As there are 13 districts in Uttarakhand we have decided to reduce the number of our organisational units in the state to 13 as instructed by him,” he said.

The reroganisation of the the working committees of the party’s district units and the announcement of their office bearers will take place soon after the party’s national executive in Delhi on Sept 24-25, he said.

Bhatt said the party’s pradesh unit has also been asked to go hi-tech.

Describing the inauguration of an e-library at the party office here by Shah as a step in that direction, Bhatt said all the important facts about the party including its history, its electoral performances in the past etc. have been well documented which can be accessed by anyone anytime.

Arrangements are also being made for the pradesh party president to communicate with his disrtrict unit and block presidents via video conferencing from the state party office, he said.

Shah is understood to have told pradesh party office bearers during his recent visit to become more tech savvy and increase their presence on social media so that the new technology could be utilised to the maximum for further growth of the party.

Bhatt said Shah’s first visit to the state after the party’s massive electoral victory in March this year had been highly susccessful as it breathed enthusiasm and energy into the party cadres.

“Block-level party workers were also addressed by the national president and they are enthused like never before.His visit has certainly galvanised party workers up to the booth level,” he said.