Union Territory


Union Territory

A Union Territory is a sub-national administrative division of India. Unlike the states, which have their own elected governments, union territories are ruled directly by the federal national government; the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant-Governor for each territory. [http://india.gov.in/knowindia/union_territories.php Union Territories] at the National Portal of India] As of 2006, there are seven union territories. [http://www.mha.gov.in/unio.htm Union Territories] at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs] Delhi was made the National Capital Territory in 1991 and is on its way to statehood Fact|date=June 2008.

Delhi and Pondicherry have their own elected legislative assemblies and 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
* Lakshadweep
* Pondicherry
* National Capital Territory of DelhiSee also: States and territories of India

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