In India, a Union Territory (UT) is classified as a type of administrative division. While different states have their own state governments in India, the Union Territories are governed by the central government of the country. The Executive head of a UT is the President of India who appoints an Administrator or Lieutenant Governor to manage the territory. An exception to this rule can be made wherein a UT can be given the status of partial statehood. This is done when the Parliament passes a law that amends the Constitution and provides a specific UT with a Legislature, Chief Minister, and elected members of the Legislature. The National Capital Territory of Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, and Puducherry have all received the status of partial statehood.
Currently, there are a total of 8 UT's in the country. These are:
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- National Capital Territory of Delhi
- Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Dui
- Jammu & Kashmir