What is difference between states and UTs in India?

Q.  Which of the following is/are true?

1) The Union Territories have federal relation with the Centre.
2) There is no uniformity in administrative set-up of Union Territories.
3) An administrator is not considered head of the UT.

- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 2, 3
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: 2, 3
    Comparison between States and Union territories -
Sr. No.StatesUnion Territories
1.Has federal relation with Centre.Has unitary relationship with Centre.
2.There is distribution of power with the Centre.They are directly controlled and administrated by the Centre.
3.They are provided autonomy.They are not provided any autonomy.
4.Uniformity is seen in their administrative set-up.No uniformity is seen in their administrative set-up.
5.Executive head for a state is the Governor.Executive head may have various designations - Administrator or Lieutenant Governor or Chief Commissioner.
6.Governor is the constitutional head of the state.An administrator is an agent of the President and is not head of the UT.
7.Parliament cannot make laws on the subjects of the state list in relation to the states except under extraordinary circumstances.Parliament can make laws on any subject in the 3 lists in relation to the Union Territories.

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