There are various laws that are passed in our country and are even amended from time to time, to ensure the better functioning of the constitution of India. And hence, in the article below, we will know more about one such act i.e., the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021 or the GNCTD Amendment Act 2021.
In 1952, 48 Assembly Elections were conducted in Delhi, when the current capital of India used to status as a state. Followed by this, in1956, the state came under the rule of the central government.
In 1991, some important steps were taken, and Delhi was declared as the national capital by passing the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991. Section 239 AA was added to the Constitution of India which served insights on How the government in Delhi will work.
And later on, the GNCTD Amendment Act 2021 was passed by the government of India on 28th April 2021, with an aim to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991.
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021 came into effect from 27th April 2021, which gives more power to the centrally elected Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal over the elected government of Delhi.
While referring to the act, “The expression ‘Government’ referred to in any law to be made by the Legislative Assembly shall mean the Lieutenant Governor.”
The Act provides the LG to exercise his power ‘entrusted to him under proviso to clause (4) of the Article 239AA’ in some selected cases. Hence, the Act makes it mandatory for Delhi’s present AAP government to ensure the permission of the LG on all executive matters and concerns.