Centre govt announced new law leaves Delhi’s govt toothless

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has noticed by the Centre left Delhi’s elected government toothless in hands to the LG (Lieutenant Governor) who now controls nearly 80 departments.

According to news reports on Financial Times, the Centre government had made it cleared that the new Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021, The LG in the terms would be the one running then national capital Territory.

The Act passed by Parliament, last month came into force on April 27 on Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a new order said that the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The LG will official said that the Delhi government will have to take permission from the LG before taking any action on subjects that under its control such as anti-corruption, education, health, social welfare, tourism, central jail, excise, etc.

The executive powers of the LG of Delhi are different from the powers of state governors and the amendment in the Government of NCT of Delhi Act will remove ambiguities in the law.

In the year June 2018, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet ministers had staged at the lieutenant governor’s office as the power between then lieutenant governor and the APP government.