With the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh formally coming into existence, the Union Ministry of Dwelling Affairs on Saturday launched a brand new map of India with 28 states and 9 Union Territories.
The brand new political map comes two days after the state of Jammu and Kashmir was formally bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&Okay and Ladakh, according to the August 5 announcement ending the particular standing of the state underneath Article 370.
On Friday, the Lieutenant Governors of the 2 UTs took oath of workplace together with the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Court docket. Final week, the Union authorities appointed serving IAS officer of Gujarat cadre Girish Chandra Murmu because the LG of Jammu and Kashmir, and retired bureaucrat of Tripura cadre Radha Krishna Mathur as LG of Ladakh.
With the inclusion of J&Okay and Ladakh, right here is the total checklist of UTs in India:
1. Andaman and Nicobar
3. Daman and Diu
4. Dadar and Nagar Haveli
6. Jammu and Kashmir
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Full checklist of Indian states:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
9. Himachal Pradesh
13. Madhya Pradesh
23. Tamil Nadu
26. Uttar Pradesh
28. West Bengal
Whereas Dilbagh Singh will proceed to be DG of J&Okay police, an IG-level officer will head the police in Ladakh. Each forces will stay a part of the J&Okay cadre which is able to finally merge with the Union Territory cadre.
The state administration just isn’t clear whether or not the Chief Justice shall be requested to take the oath once more because the State is being transformed right into a UT. J&Okay Regulation Secretary Achal Sethi had earlier instructed The Indian Specific: “This order (of oath of Chief Justice) is required to be issued by the central authorities. This isn’t the area of the state authorities. There isn’t any such order as of now.”
The federal government is but to nominate separate Chief Secretaries for the 2 UTs and an Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) for Ladakh.