Article 239 Administration of Union territories of Indian Constitution

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Article 239: Administration of Union territories

239(1): 2Save 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.


239(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.


  1. Substituted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s. 17, for the heading “THE STATES IN PART C OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE” (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).
  2. Substituted by ibid., for arts. 239 and 240.

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Article 239 of Indian Constitution, Administration of Union territories

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