05 July 2018

Lieutenant Governor Does Not Have Independent Powers: Rules SC

Lieutenant Governor Does Not Have Independent Powers: Rules SC


The Supreme Court held that Lieutenant Governor does not have independent decision-making powers, and is bound to act on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. The apex court was ruling on a batch of appeals filed by the Delhi government challenging the Delhi High Court’s order holding the LG as the administrative head of the national capital.

The judgement pronounced in the court by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who was heading a five-judge Constitution bench, also held that the LG cannot act as an "obstructionist". 

Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Delhi CM- Arvind Kejriwal, Lieutenant Governor- Anil Baijal.

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