The Home Department is of the view that the activities of the accused, during an event on campus on February 9, 2016, “do not amount to sedition against the State”. The case is scheduled to come up in a city court on September 18.
The key bills that could not be notified despite being passed in the Assembly include the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill; the Delhi Right of Citizen to Time-Bound Delivery of Services Amendment Bill; the Code of Criminal Procedure (Delhi Amendment) Bill; and the Delhi School Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee Bill.
Gahlot said Aggarwal’s interpretation, where he cited Article 239-AA(4) of the Constitution, is “wrong” as it effectively means that departments need to take the L-G’s approval even on matters falling out of the purview of reserved subjects of land, police and public order.
The Delhi Transport Department has, meanwhile, proposed that the notification authorising the traffic department to “compound” traffic violations under the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, be issued in the L-G’s name, it is learnt.
Under the first phase, 1.4 lakh CCTVs are already being installed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The government has set November as the deadline for completion of the first phase, worth Rs 571 crore.
Jaitley was a student at the school between 1957-69. On his official website, he described his time at St Xavier’s as “the most memorable because here I moulded my thoughts, which later shaped my political vision”.
Under the Constitutional arrangements, the President is expected to administer Delhi through elected representatives for the business being assigned to the legislative assembly or through Lt Governor for business exclusively in his domain, namely police, public order and land.
Law Secretary Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal has rendered his opinion, which goes against his immediate predecessor Sanjay Garg’s views, to Lt-Governor Anil Baijal, Law Minister Kailash Gahlot and Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev.
A firefighter who handled operations Sunday said the floors have been completely gutted: “I saw the damage firsthand... There were a lot of obstacles blocking the entries and exits. That could have been avoided.”