Daman and Diu, Dadra UT will merge
NEW DELHI: Parliament passed a bill on Tuesday that will allow the merger of two Union territories, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, in a single unit.
The passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 through voice vote. Lok Sabha had passed this bill on November 27. The merged will be named Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu .
The Minister of State for the home, G Kishen Reddy, said the measure will help strengthen administrative efficiency services, accelerate the development of the two TUs and help reduce administrative costs.
The country now has nine UTs after the creation of UTs of Jammu & Kashmir, and . With the merger of Daman and Diu , and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the number of UTs will come down to eight.