NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI (AMENDMENT) ACT 2021
From April 27 the National Capital territory of Delhi (Amendment)act will come into effect.this act replaces the National capital territory of Delhi, Act,1991.
The law strengthens the powers of the Lieutenant- Governor of Delhi and impacts negatively on the powers of the elected government and the assembly.
Provisions of the act:
It provided that the term “GOVERNMENT” in any act passed by the legislative assembly, refers to the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
The procedure of rules of the Legislative assembly, can be framed by the Legislative assembly, however, they must be consistent with the rules of procedure of the Lok Sabha.
Administrative Matters: It prohibits legislative assembly to empowers itself/ any of its committed to enquire into the matters related to:
matters of day-to-day administration of the NCT of Delhi and
conduct any inquiry in relation to administrative decisions.
Powers regarding the bills:
Lieutenant governor is bound to reserve following bill for the presidential assent:
diminishing the powers of the High Court of Delhi
which the President may direct to be reserved
Bill related to salaries and allowances of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and members of the Assembly and the Ministers.
relating to official languages of the Assembly or the NCT of Delhi.
The Act further highlights that all executive action by the government, whether taken on the advice of the Ministers or otherwise, must be taken in the na