Section 31 in The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991
Title: Votes on account
(1) Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Part, the Legislative Assembly shall have power to make any grant in advance in respect of the estimated expenditure for a part of any financial year pending the completion of the procedure prescribed in section 28 for the voting of such grant and the passing of the law in accordance with the provisions of section 29 in relation to that expenditure and the Legislative Assembly shall have power to authorise by law the withdrawal of moneys from the Consolidated Fund of the Capital for the purposes for which the said grant is made.
(2) The provisions of sections 28 and 29 shall have effect in relation to the making of any grant under sub-section (1) or to any law to be made under that sub-section as they have effect in relation to the making of a grant with regard to any expenditure mentioned in the annual financial statement and the law to be made for the authorisation of appropriation of moneys, out of the Consolidated Fund of the Capital to meet such expenditure.
Title: Authorisation of expenditure pending its sanction by Legislative Assembly
Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Part, the Lieutenant Governor may authorise such expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of the Capital as he deems necessary for a period of not more than six months beginning with the date of the constitution of the Consolidated Fund of the Capital, pending the sanction of such expenditure by the Legislative Assembly.
Title: Rules of procedure
The Legislative Assembly may make rules for regulating, subject to the provisions of this Act, its procedure and the conduct of its business 1[which shall not be inconsistent with Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in House of the People]:
2]Provided that the Legislative Assembly shall not make any rule to enable itself or its committees to consider the matters of day-to-day administration of the Capital or conduct inquiries in relation to the administrative decisions, and any of the rule made in contravention of this proviso, before the commencement of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, shall be void:
Provided further that] the Lieutenant Governor shall, after consultation with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and with the approval of the President, make rules—
(a) for securing the timely completion of financial business;
(b) for regulating the procedure of, and the conduct of business in, the Legislative Assembly in relation to any financial matter or to any Bill for the appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of the Capital;
(c) for prohibiting the discussion of, or the asking of questions on, any matter which affects the discharge of the functions of the Lieutenant Governor in so far as he is required by or under this Act or any law to act in his discretion.
(2) Until rules are made under sub-section (1), the rules of procedure and standing orders with respect to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttar Pradesh in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall have effect in relation to the Legislative Assembly subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be made therein by the Lieutenant Governor.
1. Ins. by Act 15 of 2021, s. 4 (w.e.f. 27-4-2021).
2. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "Provided that" (w.e.f. 27-4-2021).
Title: Official language or languages of the Capital and language or languages to be used in Legislative Assembly
(1) The Legislative Assembly may by law adopt any one or more of the languages in use in the Capital or Hindi as the official language or languages to be used for all or any of the official purposes of the Capital:
Provided that the President may by order direct—
(i) that the official language of the Union shall be adopted for such of the official purposes of the Capital as may be specified in the order;
(ii) that any other language shall also be adopted throughout the Capital or such part thereof for such of the official purposes of the Capital as may be specified in the order, if the President is satisfied that a substantial proportion of the population of the Capital desires the use of that other language for all or any of such purposes.
(2) The business in the Legislative Assembly shall be transacted in the official language or languages of the Capital or in Hindi or in English:
Provided that the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly or person acting as such, as the case may be, may permit any member who cannot adequately express himself in any of the languages aforesaid to address the Assembly in his mother-tongue.
Title: Language to be used for Bills, Acts, etc
Notwithstanding anything contained in section 34, until Parliament by law otherwise provides, the authoritative texts—
(a) of all Bills to be introduced or amendments thereto to be moved in the Legislative Assembly;
(b) of all Acts passed by the Legislative Assembly; and
(c) of all orders, rules, regulations and bye-laws issued under any law made by the Legislative Assembly,
shall be in the English language:
Provided that where the Legislative Assembly has prescribed any language other than the English language for use in Bills introduced in, or Acts passed by, the Legislative Assembly or in any order, rule, regulation or bye-law issued under any law made by the Legislative Assembly, a translation of the same in the English language published under the authority, of the Lieutenant Governor in the Official Gazette shall be deemed to be the authoritative text thereof in the English language.