Delhi Lt. Governor is bound by aid and advice of the Cabinet: SC

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New Delhi : “People are the Delhi’s Boss”. In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court today made it clear that the elected representatives are most important in a democracy as they are directly questionable to the people. The cabinet has the right to make decisions and the Lieutenant Governor should respect the cabinet decision.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.


“Lt. Governor is bound by aid and advice of Council of Ministers, subject to the provision to Article 239 AA to refer matter to President. He cannot act independently and has to act as per aid and advice of Council of Ministers” ‘Bar & Bench’ has tweeted.

On the other hand, the court has also underlined that Delhi is not a complete state; it has some special administrative provisions.  So, keeping this in mind, the cabinet has to communicate about the decisions to the LG.


Celebrating the court’s verdict the Aam Admi Party has termed it as the people’s victory. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted it was a “big victory for the people of Delhi” and a “big victory for democracy”.

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