Parliament passes National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAadda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series for SBI and IBPS interview 2021.  In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack if any current affairs topic is asked in the interview. Today’s Current Affairs topic is Parliament passes National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Parliament passes National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Parliament has given its consent to the bill of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with Rajya Sabha giving its nod. The Bill that is attempted to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 has already been passed in the Lok Sabha. 

The Bill provides that the term ‘government’ reference with any law made by the Legislative Assembly of Delhi will infer Lieutenant Governor, LG. The Bill also prohibits the Legislature of Delhi to make any rule to enable itself or its Committees regarding the matters of the day-to-day administration of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The bill also gives clarity considering the role of the L-G in the National Capital Territory who is appointed by the president of India. The House has adopted the motion of the Bill of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by dividing vote with 83 members voting in favor of the motion while 45 opposing it. The opposition claimed that the bill intends to undermine the power of the elected government in the National Capital and even the bill will not be able to pass the legal scrutiny even it has cleared by the parliament. 

Many opposition parties include DMK (Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam), RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal), NCP (Nationalist Congress Party), Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party and CPM (Communist Party of India (Marxist) ) also opposed the bill. The opposition parties also performed their protest against the bill by walking out of the House. The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha will begin today (i.e. 25 March) at 11 AM wherein the House has agreed to take up scheduled legislative business and dispense with the Zero Hour and Question Hour.  

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