Union Territory

A Union Territory is an administrative division of India, in the federal framework of governance. Unlike the states of India, which have their own elected governments, Union Territories are ruled directly by the federal government; the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant-Governor for each territory.

There are seven Union Territories. Delhi, the capital of India, is also a Union Territory. Delhi and Pondicherry have been given partial statehood. Delhi is redefined as National Capital Territory. Delhi and Pondicherry have their own elected legislative assemblies and the executive councils of ministers, but their powers are limited; certain legislation must be reserved for the "consideration and assent" of the President of India. The following are the current Union Territories of India:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
  • Lakshadweep
  • Pondicherry

Union Territories of India have special rights and status due to their constitutional formation and development. They may be given this constitutional status for reasons such as safeguarding the rights of indigenous cultures of that region, averting political turmoil related to matters of administration and so on. These union territories could be changed to states in the coming times to exercise better control in their administration.

Other articles related to "union territory, union":

History Of Mizoram - Insurgency
... government offered to convert the Mizo Hills into a Union Territory (U.T.) in July 1971 ... The union government on its own offered the proposal of turning Mizo Hills into a Union Territory (U.T.) in July 1971 ... The Union Territory of Mizoram came into being on 21 January 1972 ...
Ladakh Union Territory Front
... Ladakh Union Territory Front (LUTF) was a conglomerate of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir in India ... Its basic objective was to fight for the Union Territory status for Ladakh ... party shall be formed under a single flag and carry the struggle for the Union territory status for Ladakh ...
Mizoram - History
... so representatives of the District Council and the Mizo Union pleaded with the States Reorganization Commission (SRC) in 1954 for integrating the Mizo-dominated areas of Tripura and Manipur with the ... to form a new political party, Eastern India Tribal Union (EITU) ... Indian government offered to convert the Mizo Hills into a Union Territory (U.T.) in July 1971 ...

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