New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is slated to address the replacement of an ordinance concerning control of services in Delhi for deliberation and approval on Wednesday. The day’s parliamentary schedule specifies that Union Minister Amit Shah will present the bill for consideration within the House.
The measure, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, was met with criticism from opposition parties. Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), including Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Saugata Roy, NK Premachandran, Sushil Kumar Rinku, and Asaduddin Owaisi, are anticipated to file a resolution against the ordinance issued by the Centre in May of this year during the next debate.
The introduction of the bill will be conducted by Home Minister Amit Shah, while his deputy, Nityanand Rai, will elucidate the rationale for the “urgent legislation” through the ordinance.
The ordinance regarding the oversight of services in Delhi was enacted in May, shortly after a Supreme Court verdict on the matter. The bill confers authority upon the Central Government to formulate regulations concerning the affairs of the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. This encompasses various aspects, including the functions, terms, and conditions of service for officers and employees.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line directive to its members in the Lok Sabha, emphasising their attendance and participation. The bill is also part of the agenda for consideration in the Rajya Sabha during the current week.
Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has been actively soliciting support from opposition parties, particularly in the Rajya Sabha, to oppose the bill. Members of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.) are taking a stance against the bill. Conversely, it is anticipated that the YSR Congress Party, which holds substantial representation in both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, will extend its support for the passage of the bill.