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#Loksabhabill: Bill passed to Merge UTs Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, & Daman & Diu

2019-11-28

The Lok Sabha passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union territories) Bill, 2019, by voice vote. The merged UT will be named as the "Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli ad Daman Diu.

The Bill proposes to merge the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, which presently has only one district with the UT of Daman and Diu, which has two districts.

OBJECT-

  • In furtherance of the "Minimum Government, Maximum Governance" policy.
  • The two UTs share a lot in terms of administrative set up, history, language and culture and in such circumstances, maintaining two separate secretariats and parallel departments only burdened the State exchequer and wasted manpower.
  • If and when the Bill comes into force, the assets and liabilities of both the UTs will stand merged and will belong to the new territory.

AIMS-

  • Provide better delivery of services to the citizens of both the UTs by improving efficiency and reducing paper work;
  • Reduce administrative expenditure;
  • Bring uniformity in policies;
  • Monitor schemes and projects; and
  • Manage cadres of various employees.

The Bill will now be placed before the Rajya Sabha

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