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  • 17 March, 2021

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NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Ministry of Home Affairs has introduced the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill,2021 in the Lok Sabha.

About NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021:

  • It seeks to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act,1991.
  • The main objective is to give overarching powers to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) in the functioning of Delhi.

Key Points of the proposed Bill:

  • The Bill provides that the term “government” referred to any law made by the Legislative Assembly will imply Lieutenant Governor (LG).
  • The Bill mentions that on certain matters, as specified by the LG, the government has to obtain LG’s opinion before taking any executive actions.
  • The Bill requires the LG to reserve bills for the President.
    • They are the bills that incidentally cover any of the matters outside the purview of the powers of the Legislative Assembly.
  • The bill provides that the rules made by the Delhi Assembly for regulating its procedure and conduct of business shall not be inconsistent with the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha.

About Delhi as a Union Territory:

  • Delhi is a Union Territory with a legislature.
  • It came into existence in 1991 under Article 239AA of the Constitution.
  • This provision was inserted by the 69th Amendment Act,1991.
  • As per the existing Act, the Delhi Legislative Assembly makes laws in all matters except public order, police, and land

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