Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is a semi-autonomous administrative body for the Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills in West Bengal, India. GTA replaced the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, which was formed in 1988 and administered the Darjeeling hills for 23 years. GTA presently has three hill subdivisions Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik and some areas of Siliguri subdivision of Darjeeling district and the whole of Kalimpong district under its authority. Contents Background Formation of GTA Memorandum of Agreement ..
Anand Pathak was a political leader from Darjeeling Hills. He was affiliated with the Communist Party of India – Marxists (CPIM). As a young man he had come under the influence of a prominent CPIM leader from the hills – Ratanlal Brahmin popularly known as Maila Bajee. Pathak rose up in the rank of the ..