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Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Merge UTs Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli [Read Bill]

Lawstreet Journal 28 Nov 2019 5:41pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Legislative Corner Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Merge UTs Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli [Read Bill]

The Lok Sabha on November 27, 2019, passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019, that seeks to merge Union Territories (UTs) of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu into a single UT.

The Bill passed by voice vote was introduced in the lower house on November 26, 2019, by Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Amit Shah.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs G. Kishen Reddy said that the merger of the two UTs, located along the western coast near Gujarat, will be done for better administration and check duplications of various work.

“For the government to have Minimum Government, Maximum Governance, and considering small population and limited geographical area of both the Union Territories and to use the services of officers efficiently, it has been decided to merge the UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu into a single UT," the minister said.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli has just one district while Daman and Diu has two. The merged UT will be named as the "Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu".

Key features of the Bill are:

  1. Amendment of the Constitution: The First Schedule to the Constitution specifies the territories that come under various states and UTs.  The Bill amends the First Schedule to merge the territories of the two UTs: (a) Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and (b) Daman and Diu.  The merged territory will form the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman… Continue Reading...

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