Opposition creates ruckus over contentious Delhi bill

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Parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament. (ANI photo)

NEW DELHI: The

Rajya Sabha

was on Tuesday adjourned till 5.40 pm following a ruckus made by Opposition as the

Government

of

National Capital Territory

of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the House.
The

Lok Sabha

on Monday passed the bill which entails that the term "government" referred to in any law made by the

legislative assembly

will imply

Lieutenant

Governor.
The bill seeks to amend the National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991.
The statement of objects and reasons of the bill in Lok Sabha stated that the bill seeks to clarify the expression "Government", which in the context of legislation to be passed by the Legislative Assembly of Delhi, shall mean the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, consistent with the status of Delhi as a Union territory to address the ambiguities in the interpretation of the legislative provisions.
It says that the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 was enacted to supplement the provisions of the

Constitution

relating to the Legislative Assembly and a Council of Ministers for the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Section 44 of the Act deals with the conduct of business and "there is no structural mechanism provided in the Act for effective time-bound implementation of the section". "Further, there is no clarity as to what proposal or matters are required to be submitted to Lieutenant Governor," it said.

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