Section 23 in The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991

Title: Procedure as to lapsing of Bills

Description: (1) A Bill pending in the Legislative Assembly shall not lapse by reason of the prorogation of the Assembly. (2) A Bill which is pending in the Legislative Assembly shall lapse on a dissolution of the Assembly.

Title: Assent to Bills

Description: When a Bill has been passed by the Legislative Assembly, it shall be presented to the Lieutenant Governor and the Lieutenant Governor shall declare either that he assents to the Bill or that he withholds assent therefrom or that he reserves the Bill for the consideration of the President: Provided that the Lieutenant Governor may, as soon as possible after the presentation of the Bill to him for assent, return the Bill if it is not a Money Bill together with a message requesting that the Assembly will consider the Bill or any specified provisions thereof, and, in particular, will consider the desirability of introducing any such amendments as he may recommend in his message and, when a Bill is so returned, the Assembly will reconsider the Bill accordingly, and if the Bill is passed again with or without amendment and presented to the Lieutenant Governor for assent, the Lieutenant Governor shall declare either that he assents to the Bill or that he reserves the Bill for the consideration of the President: Provided further that the Lieutenant Governor shall not assent to, but shall reserve for the consideration of the President, any Bill which,-- (a) in the opinion of the Lieutenant Governor would, if it became law, so derogate from the powers of the High Court as to endanger the position which that Court is, by the Constitution, designed to fill; or (b) the President may, by order, direct to be reserved for his consideration; or (c) relates to matters referred to in sub-section (5) of section 7 or section 19 or section 34 or sub-section (3) of 1[section 43; or] 2[(d) incidentally covers any of the matters which falls outside the purview of the powers conferred on the Legislative Assembly.] Explanation.--For the purposes of this section and section 25, a Bill shall be deemed to be a Money Bill if it contains only provisions dealing with all or any of the matters specified in sub-section (1) of section 22 or any matter incidental to any of those matters and, in either case, there is endorsed thereon the certificate of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly signed by him that it is a Money Bill. 1. Subs. by Act 15 of 2021, s. 3, for "section 43" (w.e.f. 27-4-2021). 2. Ins. by s. 3, ibid. (w.e.f. 27-4-2021).

Title: Bills reserved for consideration

Description: When a Bill is reserved by the Lieutenant Governor for the consideration of the President, the President shall declare either that he assents to the Bill or that he withholds assent therefrom: Provided that where the Bill is not a Money Bill, the President may direct the Lieutenant Governor to return the Bill to the Legislative Assembly together with such a message as is mentioned in the first proviso to section 24 and, when a Bill is so returned, the Assembly shall reconsider it accordingly within a period of six months from the date of receipt of such message and, if it is again passed by the Assembly with or without amendment, it shall be presented again to the President for his consideration.

Title: Requirements as to sanction, etc

Description: No Act of the Legislative Assembly, and no provision in any such Act, shall be invalid by reason only that some previous sanction or recommendation required by this Act was not given, if assent to that Act was given by the Lieutenant Governor, or, on being reserved by the Lieutenant Governor for the consideration of the President, by the President.

Title: Annual financial statement

Description: (1) The Lieutenant Governor shall in respect of every financial year cause to be laid before the Legislative Assembly, with the previous sanction of the President, a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Capital for that year, in this Part referred to as the "annual financial statement". (2) The estimates of expenditure embodied in the annual financial statement shall show separately— (a) the sums required to meet expenditure described by this Act as expenditure charged upon the Consolidated Fund of the Capital; and (b) the sums required to meet other expenditure proposed to be made from the Consolidated Fund of the Capital, and shall distinguish expenditure on revenue account from other expenditure. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, the following expenditure shall be expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of the Capital:— (a) the emoluments and allowances of the Lieutenant Governor and other expenditure relating to his office as determined by the President by general or special order; (b) the charges payable in respect of loans advanced to the Capital from the Consolidated Fund of India including interest, sinking fund charges and redemption charges, and other expenditure connected therewith; (c) the salaries and allowances of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly; (d) expenditure in respect of the salaries and allowances of Judges of the High Court of Delhi; (e) any sums required to satisfy any judgment, decree or award of any court or arbitral tribunal; (f) any other expenditure declared by the Constitution or by law made by Parliament or by the Legislative Assembly to be so charged.

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