The political maps of newly-formed UTs of J&K and Ladakh released by the Survey of India depict UT of J&K as comprising 22 districts including Muzaffarabad and Mirpur in POK. The UT of Ladakh, as per the latest map, has two districts of Kargil and Leh, with the latter encompassing the erstwhile districts of Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas, Tribal Territory, and Leh and Ladakh.
The districts in UT of Jammu & Kashmir, as per the map prepared by the country’s principal mapping agency, include Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Udhampur, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Reasi, Ramban, Poonch, Kulgam, Shopian, Srinagar, Anantnag, Budgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Mirpur and Muzaffarabad.
The UT of Ladakh, as per the official map, will comprise the districts of Kargil, carved out of the area of Leh and Ladakh district as outlined in 1947, and Leh, which will encompass the erstwhile districts of Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas, Tribal Territory, and areas of Leh and Ladakh remaining after carving out Kargil.
In 1947, the former state of J&K had 14 districts, namely, Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory. By 2019, the state government of erstwhile J&K had reorganised the areas of these 14 districts into 28 districts. The new districts are Kupwara, Bandipur, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Shupian, Kulgam, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Kishtivar, Samba and Kargil.
The Leh district of the new UT of Ladakh has been defined in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Second Order, 2019, issued by the President, to include areas of the districts of Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory of 1947, in addition to the remaining areas of Leh and the Ladakh districts of 1947, after carving out the Kargil district.