Delhi services bill okayed by President, senior postings to get a push

Delhi services bill okayed by President, senior postings to get a push

President gives assent to Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2023



On August 11, 2023, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2023, which was passed by both the Houses of Parliament in the monsoon session. The Act aims to bring clarity and coherence in the governance structure of Delhi by amending the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991.

Key amendments and implications

The Act introduces several changes to the existing provisions of the 1991 Act, which are as follows:

- It defines the term "Lieutenant Governor" as the administrator appointed by the President for the National Capital Territory of Delhi and designated as such by him. This implies that the Lieutenant Governor is not bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, but acts on behalf of the Central Government.
- It defines the term "Minister" as a member of the Council of Ministers, by whatever name called, and includes a Deputy Minister. This clarifies that the Chief Minister is also a Minister and is subject to the same limitations and responsibilities as other Ministers.
- It inserts a new Part IV-A in the 1991 Act, which deals with the provisions relating to the maintenance of democratic and administrative balance in the governance of Delhi. This Part establishes a new body called the National Capital Civil Service Authority, which is responsible for recommending transfers and postings of Group 'A' officers and officers of DANICS serving in the government of Delhi. The Authority

Source

(1) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2023. https://taxguru.in/corporate-law/government-national-capital-territory-delhi-amendment-act-2023.html.
(2) THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI (AMENDMENT) BILL .... https://www.livelaw.in/pdf_upload/the-government-of-national-capital-territory-of-delhi-amendment-bill-2023-484048.pdf.
What is the 69th Amendment Act?

The Sixty-Ninth Amendment Act of 1991 accorded a special status to the Union Territory of Delhi by designing it as the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The amendment also provided for the creation of a 70-member legislative assembly and a 7-member council of ministers for Delhi.

What is the Government of NCT of Delhi Act 1991?

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 (1of 1992) 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 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

When was the 69th Amendment Act passed?

[21st December, 1991.]

Which Amendment Act called Delhi the national capital territory?

Constitution (69th) Amendment Act, 1991 Delhi was called national Capital Territory by which amendment Act ? Notes: Constitution (69th) Amendment Act, 1991 granted special status to Delhi and declared it the National Capital Territory. A Lieutenant Governor was nominated as Administrator of Delhi and legislative assembly was created for Delhi.

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