RS approves Bill empowering Delhi L-G amid Oppn. walkout (The Hindu, GS-2)

Brief About Bill:

  • Section 21 i.e. : “The expression ‘Government’ referred to in any law to be made by the Legislative Assembly shall mean the Lieutenant Governor.
  • compulsory for the government of delhi to obtain the opinion of the Lieutenant Governor on all matters, before taking any ‘executive action’.
  • Assent to Bills:  LG to reserve certain Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly for  President.
    • which may diminish the powers of the High Court of Delhi
    • which the President may direct to be reserved
    • dealing with the 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.
  • Rules of Procedure of the Assembly must be in consonance with parliamentary rules.

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