Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the seven Union territories of India which are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In 1874, the British had placed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in one administrative territory headed by a Chief Commissioner as its judicial administrator. On 1 August 1974, the Nicobar islands were separated into another revenue district with district headquarters at Car Nicobar under a Deputy Commissioner. In 1982, the post of Lieutenant Governor was created who replaced the Chief Commissioner as the head of administration. Subsequently, a "Pradesh council" with Counselors as representatives of the people was constituted to advise the Lieutenant Governor. The Islands send one representative to Lok Sabha from its Andaman and Nicobar Islands.