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GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

Context

Recently, Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 came into force.

Details

  • It amended the Sections 21, 24, 33 and 44 of the 1991 Act.
  • Now “government” in the National Capital Territory of Delhi means the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi.
  • It gives discretionary powers to the L-G.
  • It bars the Assembly or its committees from making rules
  • The Act requires the LG to reserve certain Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly for the consideration of the President.

About 69th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1991

  • It provided a special status to the Union Territory of  Delhi.
  • It created a legislative assembly and a council of ministers for Delhi and elected members of legislative assembly can participate in the election of President.
  • The chief minister is appointed by the President, not by the lt. Governor.
  • Parliament can establish a high court for a union territory or put it under the jurisdiction of the high court of the adjacent state. Delhi is the only union territory that has a high court of its own since 1966.

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