Janlokpal Bill: Status of New Delhi
What is the special status of New Delhi with regard to the procedure of formulating legislations as seen with the Janlokpal Bill?
Chapter 9 of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs provides for rules related to Legislation in India. Clause 9.26.2 of the said Chapter provides for legislation rules of the Union Territories. It states as follows:
‘The National Capital Territory of Delhi has a Legislative Assembly under Article 239 AA of the Constitution of India read with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, with powers to legislate on matters specified in List II (State List) or in List III (Concurrent List) in so far as any such matter is applicable to Union Territories except matters with respect to Entries 1, 2 and 18 of the State List and Entries 64, 65 and 66 of that List in so far as they relate to the said Entries 1, 2 and 18.’
This legislation in Delhi is subject to this Clause.