ARTICLE 239, 239A OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What is Administration of Union Territories? What is Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union Territories? Article 239 and 239A of Constitution of India, 1949

Administration of Union Territories and Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union Territories are defined under Article 239 and 239A of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under this Article are:

 

 

Article 239 of Constitution of India "Administration of Union Territories"

(1) Save as otherwise provided by Parliament by law, every Union territory shall be administered by the President acting, to such extent as he thinks fit, through an administrator to be appointed by him with such designation as he may specify.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Part VI, the President may appoint the Governor of a State as the administrator of an adjoining Union territory, and where a Governor is so appointed, he shall exercise his functions as such administrator independently of his Council of Ministers.

Article 239A of Constitution of India "Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union Territories"

(1) Parliament may by law create for the Union territory of Pondicherry -

(a) a body, whether elected or partly nominated and partly elected, to function as a Legislature for the Union territory, or

(b) a Council of Ministers, or both with such constitution, powers and functions, in each case, as may be specified in the law.

(2)Any such law as is referred to in clause (1) shall not be deemed to be an amendment of this Constitution for the purposes of Article 368 notwithstanding that it contains any provision which amends or has the effect of amending this Constitution.

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