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Map Showing New Union Territory of Ladakh

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Birth of Ladakh Union Territory

On August 5, 2019 there were sweeping constitutional changes pertaining to the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Union government on August 5 abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and scrapped Article 370. On the same day Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Parliament, by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

As per the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill the state was bifurcated. Instead of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, two Union Territories, the UT of Jammu & Kashmir and the UT of Ladakh came into existence on Thursday, on October 31, 2019.

About Ladakh

The new Union Territory of Ladakh will constitute the following:

  • Leh (Ladakh) district
  • Kargil district
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will have a common high court. Leh will be the capital of Ladakh. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will recruit officers in Ladakh. Several laws will be applicable to Ladakh and it will receive direct funding from the central government. Ministry of Home Affairs will control the police system. Officials of Ladakh will get salary according to seventh pay commission.

RK Mathur first LG

The remote control of Ladakh will be in the hand of central government, which will administer it through the Lieutenant Governor. Radha Krishna Mathur sworn in as the first Lieutenant Governor (LG) of the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Last Updated on: July 10,2020