Yes the Union Govt order can be challenged in apex court but first case has to go to Delhi High court.A duly public votes elected city government needs to be free from encumbrances for speedy action in their assigned sectors.
Do Governors of states intervene in Governance.Big No then why Lt Governor is set to be the head of Delhi G0vt.
A bill that seeks to make it clear that the ‘government’ in Delhi means the ‘Lieutenant Governor’ was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday amidst strong opposition from the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party which said that the legislation is ‘unconstitutional’.
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has become necessary as there have been ambiguity in certain issues related to the functioning of the Delhi government and several cases were also filed in courts.
Delhi’s lieutenant governor has become the effective in-charge of the national capital with the Centre notifying a new law making it clear the city’s elected government will now have to seek the opinion of the L-G before any executive decision.
Union home ministry’s notification giving effect to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 came on Tuesday night, as the city battles a ferocious COVID-19 wave and its healthcare system is stretched to breaking point.
The provisions of the act came into effect from April 27, according to the notification issued by the ministry of home affairs.
Three key subjects in Delhi — public order, police and land — are already in the hands of the Central government while sectors such as health, education, agriculture, forest and transport are with the city government.
Congress MP Manish Tewari said the bill is ‘unconstitutional’ and it takes away certain rights of the city government which were given under a constitutional amendment, a charge rejected by the BJP.
The measure is contrary to what the then Union Home Minister L K Advani had perceived some 18 years ago, he said.
Tewari was of the view that the bill seeks to prevent the city government from implementing the decisions taken by the legislative assembly.
BJP member Meenakashi Lekhi, who represents the New Delhi seat in Lok Sabha, said the bill seeks to rectify the alleged mismanagement of Delhi and blamed both the Congress and the ruling AAP for it.