In the case of difference of opinion between the Lieutenant Governor and his ministers, the Lt. Governor is to refer the matter to the President for decision and act accordingly. Now The President appoints the governor and constitutionally administers the territory through this agent. The Parliament can legislate on all the subjects contained in the three lists while the Delhi Govt can legislate on the subjects contained in the state list and the concurrent list(except the three)and in case of standoff between the two laws, the one by the Parliament prevails.
So far I can interpret the provisions in the constitution, the Govt. in Delhi (despite having elected assembly) is mere the agent of the Central Govt for all practical purposes. It seems difficult for Mr. Kejriwaal to act in his discretion and it will be interesting to see how he administers the territory while there sits the Lt. governor, himself governed by the Preisdent who is to be aided and advised by Mr. Modi’s Council of Ministers.
i am in favor of giving Delhi a full state status,if their is elected government then it should be incumbent with all the authority and power to execute its duty free hand,in first sight,Lt.governor action seems clearly dubious,the way he nullified and bypasses elected govt order in appointing principal secretary, a elected government should have all right to appointment or form their administrative team to discharge their committed promises to people because in the last elected govt have to answerable not Lt.governor.
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