Union Territory of India

Scholarship Examination in India

Now let’s have a look at the seven Union Territories of India with their governing bodies It is important to note that Union Territories have a different governing structure. They are under direct control of the central government and the President of India appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant Governor for each Union Territories. But some Union Territories in India have a local legislature and a chief minister (such as Delhi or Chandigarh)  are somewhat different as they get to choose their own elected legislative assemblies and the executive councils of ministers with partially state-like function.

The Union Territories of India becomes even more important! These may be asked in both written exams and interviews. We have listed below the same in an easy manner to revise. Here we have provided the capital of the union territory of India and governing bodies with their position to remember easily.

The questions related to  Union Territories in India were generally asked in various Competitive Exams (i.e. SSC CGL, IBPS, RRB etc).

List of Union Territory of India: Capital & Governing Bodies

Union territory

Capital City

Minister/ Governor – Political party

1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Central government rule

2. Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Mayor – Harphool Chandra Kalyan

3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Silvassa

B.S. Bhalla – IAS Officer 

4. Daman and Diu

Daman

B.S. Bhalla – IAS Officer 

5. Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Farooq Khan – IPS Officer (BJP member)

6. Delhi – National Capital Territory

Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)

7. Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Pondicherry

V. Narayanasamy (INC)

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