Union Cabinet Clears Bill To Replace Delhi Ordinance

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to bring a bill in place of the Delhi Ordinance. This is just a formality before the bill is placed in Parliament. 

According to sources, it was approved in the cabinet meeting today i.e Tuesday. The government can present this bill in the Parliament only in the monsoon session. The government can present this bill in the Parliament in the monsoon session. 

Let us tell that there has been a long-standing conflict between the Aam Aadmi Party government of Delhi and the central government regarding this ordinance. 

Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha had also written a letter to the Vice President regarding this. 

Significantly, in the case of transfer posting of officers, the Supreme Court had rejected the application for a stay on the ordinance of the Delhi government. The three-judge bench had also formulated two questions of law on the ordinance.

The questions are what is the outline of the power of Parliament to make laws under Article 239-AA(7)? And can the Parliament, in exercise of its power under Article 239-AA(7), abrogate the constitutional principles of governance for Delhi?

The central government defended the ordinance by filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court. In the affidavit, the Center had said that the Delhi ordinance was brought in haste to prevent the AAP government from transferring officers of the vigilance department. 

After the May 11 decision, complaints were received from the vigilance officers. Files related to the investigation of the Excise Department, the investigation of the Feedback Unit were taken from the offices of the Vigilance Department. 

The ordinance had to be issued because of the arrogant, insensitive behavior of AAP ministers. The delay in the ordinance would have crippled the governance system. 

The country would have been embarrassed globally. Officers were obstructed from doing their work. Due to administrative chaos in Delhi, ordinance had to be brought in an emergency manner.

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