Panorama of Kargil

The Kargil district was formed in July 1979, by separating it from Leh. It is divided into four (4) Sub-Divisions: Drass, Zanskar, Sankoo and Shakar-Chiktan.[35] These are further divided into 12 Blocks:[36]

Each block consists of a number of panchayats.


Kargil District has two assembly constituencies, Zanskar and Kargil.[37] It forms part of the Ladakh parliamentary constituency. Major political parties in the region includes National Conference, Congress, PDP, BJP, LUTF (now merged with the BJP) and the erstwhile Kargil Alliance. The present Member of Parliament for Ladakh is Jamyang Tsering Namgyal of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Basheer-ul-Haq Choudhary, (IAS) is the current District Development Commissioner Kargil.[38]

Autonomous Hill Council

Kargil District is administered by an elected body known as the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil. The LAHDC-K was established in 2003.

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