“The Act (the Government of the National Capital Territory (Amendment) Act 2021) is contrary to the constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court and article 239AA (dealing with the state of Delhi) under the Constitution,” said the lead attorney .
The additional power given to LG has made governance difficult, he said, adding that the government’s request from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) be included on the list as approved by the supreme court registry on August 19.
The Government of the National Capital Territory (GNCTD) Amendment Act 2021 came into force after being passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on March 22 and 24, respectively.
The amended Act has amended four provisions of the Delhi National Capital Territory Act of 1991.
In accordance with the amended Act, the term ‘Government of Delhi’ referred to in any law to be enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the UT shall mean the Lieutenant Governor.
The allegation alleges that the amended law gives LG more power over the elected government.