Cabinet approves proposal to amend New Delhi Municipal Council Act

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New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the amendment in the New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994, by introducing the New Delhi Municipal Council (Amendment) Bill, 2010 in the Parliament.

The Bill shall be introduced in the next Session of the Parliament.

The Bill seeks to amend the provisions relating to the composition of the Council by making the Member of Parliament representing the New Delhi area as Member of the Council with voting rights and increasing the number of representatives belonging to the Scheduled Castes from one to two.

The Bill also seeks to amend the provisions relating to the order to be followed for presiding the meetings of the Council.

At the same time, the Bill proposes to reduce the number of Members of Legislative Assembly of Delhi, whose constituencies fall in the New Delhi area, as Members of the Council, from three to two as there are only two such Legislative Assembly constituencies whose area fully or partly fall in the New Delhi area.

The approval will ensure greater participation of weaker sections of the society and people's representatives in the decision making of the New Delhi Municipal Council. (ANI)

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