Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, gets Assent

This bill amends Articles 21, 24, 33 and 44 of the previous bills of 1991.

Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, gets Assent

31 March 2021 Current Affairs:On March 28, 2021, the Delhi Act (Amendment), 2021, the lieutenant governor given priority by the elected government, the Capital Territory government received approval from President Ramnath Kovind.
Highlights:
♦ This bill amends Articles 21, 24, 33 and 44 of the previous bills of 1991. All in all, it said that the “government” in the Delhi NCT refers to the Deputy Governor of Delhi (LG).
♦ The bill says that LG should be consulted before making any administrative decision based on the decision of the cabinet or any minister. The bill also authorizes LG to have discretion in matters that the Legislative Assembly makes laws.
♦ It prohibits the General Assembly and its committees from making rules to start affairs related to day-to-day administration or to make inquiries about administrative decisions.
♦ The 1991 “Existing Law” allows the Legislative Assembly to make laws on all matters except public order, police and land.
♦ According to Article 239AA of the Constitution promulgated by the 69th Amendment in 1991, Delhi is a federal territory with a legislative assembly.
 

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