Sisodia asks Delhi LG to return file on Finland-based teacher training


Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has requested the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to immediately return the file regarding a Finland-based training program for teachers of Delhi government schools.
In a letter to the LG, Manish Sisodia highlighted that the file had been lying on the LG’s desk since January 20th without him taking any decision, and under the laws, the LG cannot hold a file for more than 15 days. The letter reads, “The LG has repeatedly raised objections to the proposal and stalled the file twice, despite receiving the government’s approval.
However, as per the Constitution and Transaction of Business Rules 1993, education is a transferred subject, and GNCTD has exclusive executive control over it. Therefore, the LG has no power to take any decision in the matter of education.”
It reads further, “If the LG differs with any decision of any Minister, he may refer the matter to the President, but before referring the matter, he is required to try and resolve it through discussions with the concerned Minister and refer the matter to the Council of Ministers.”
While maintaining the GNCTD act, Sisodia has said, “According to Rule 49 of the amended Transaction of Business of GNCTD 2021, in case of a difference of opinion between the LG and the Minister regarding any matter, the LG must endeavour to resolve the difference of opinion through discussion within 15 days. If the difference of opinion persists, the matter is to be referred to the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers must then deliberate on the issue within 10 days and take a decision. If the matter still remains unresolved or a decision is not taken within the stipulated time period by the Council of Ministers, it is deemed that the difference of opinion continues to persist, and the matter must be referred to the Hon’ble President by the LG for a final decision as per Rule 50.” The Deputy Chief Minister had sent a proposal to the LG on January 20th for a Finland-based teacher training program for Delhi Govt School teachers, but the file remains in the LG office since then