|Intro||· Article 1 – India to consist of
a. territories of states
b. Union territories.
c. Territories that may be acquired by the government of India at any time
· 28 states, 8 union territories, no acquired territories
|Creation of UT||· For the variety of reasons:
a. Political and administrative consideration-Delhi and Chandigarh.
b. Cultural distinctiveness – Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu
c. Strategic importance – Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep
d. Special treatment and care of backward and tribal people – Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh – later became states.
· In 2019 erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into separate union territories – UT of Jammu and Kashmir Beauty of Ladakh – Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation Bill 2019
|Art.239||Administration of Union territories|
|Art. 239 A||Creation of local legislature or council of ministers or both for certain union territories.|
|Art. 239 AA||Special provisions with respect to Delhi.|
|Art. 239 AB||Provision in case of failure of constitutional machinery.|
|Art. 239 B||Power of administrator promulgate ordinances during recess of Legislature|
|Art. 240||Power of president to make regulations for certain UT|
|Art. 241||High Court of UT|
|Art. 242||Coorg (Repealed)|
|States v. UT||
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