The NCT Government (Amendment) Act has come into effect in Delhi. According to the new law, the Delhi government would mean ‘Lieutenant Governor’ and the Government of Delhi would now have to seek the permission of the Lieutenant Governor before taking any executive decision.
New Delhi. The Delhi National Capital Territory Governance (Amendment) Act, 2021 has been enacted in which the Lt. Governor has been given priority over the elected government of the city. According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the provisions of the Act have come into force from 27 April. According to the new law, the Delhi government would mean ‘Lieutenant Governor’ and the Government of Delhi would now have to seek the permission of the Lieutenant Governor before taking any executive decision.
The notification, issued with the signature of Additional Secretary Govind Mohan in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said, “Center using the powers vested in sub-section-2 of section one of the Delhi National Capital Territory Government (Amendment) Act, 2021 (15 of 2021). The government implements the provisions of the Act with effect from 27 April 2021. “It is noteworthy that Parliament passed this law last month. It was approved by the Lok Sabha on 22 March and the Rajya Sabha on 24 March. When this bill was passed by the Parliament, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called it a “sad day for Indian democracy”.
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