The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy introduced the Bill which amends the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act 1991.
The Bill aims at promoting harmonious relations between the legislature and the executive and further defines the responsibilities of the elected Government and the Lieutenant Governor in the National Capital.
It further seeks to ensure that the Lieutenant Governor is necessarily granted an opportunity to exercise the power in select category of cases.
It also gives power to LG to make rules in matters which falls outside the preview of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
It has a provision that all executive action will be expressed to be taken in the name of the Lieutenant Governor.
The legislation has been brought in view of the Supreme Court’s judgment in 2018 with regard to delegation of power between Delhi government and LG.
Source: News On Air