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Read Delhi Lt Governor's message to Assembly Speaker not to take up Jan Lokpal Bill

New Delhi: Defying the Delhi Lt Governor's strong reservations, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today introduced the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2014 with the approval of the Speaker. The Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, this morning,

India TV News Desk [Updated:14 Feb 2014, 4:16 PM IST]
"The Cabinet of the government of NCT of Delhi in its decision no. 2111 dated 03/02/2014 has approved the proposal of setting up of Janlokpal in the Govt of NCT of Delhi. The Cabinet further approved that the bill will be taken up in the Assembly. It has been brought to my notice that the above referred "Janlokpal Bill" is being introduced during the current session for consideration in the Legislative Assembly of Govt of National Capital territory of Delhi, commencing on 13th February, 2014.

"As per section 22(3) of the Govt of NCT of Delhi Act, 1991, the said bill, being a "Financial Bill" is to be sent to the Lt. Governor for recommendation, and as per  Rule 55(1) of Transaction of Business of Govt of NCT Rules, 1993, the Lt. Governor is required to make a prior reference to the Central Govt before being introduced in the Legislative Assembly. The said Bill has not yet been duly placed before me by the Govt of NCT of Delhi.

"As the Janlokpal Bill is being introduced in the Legislative Assembly without following the procedure indicated above, I hereby send the "message" under section 9(2) of the Govt of NCT of Delhi Act, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly, not to consider the Bill unless it is introduced with the recommendation of the Lt Governor.

"This message may kindly be informed to the Assembly before the above referred Bill is introduced during the sitting of the current session.

Sd/- Najeeb Jung, Lt Governor "
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