The Delhi services bill, which was passed by the Parliament in the recently concluded Monsoon session, has become a law after President Droupadi Murmu gave her assent to the legislation.
Amid uproar by the Opposition, the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which replaces the ordinance on transfers and postings of senior officers in the Delhi government, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday and in the Lok Sabha on 3 August.
After the Centre promulgated the ordinance on 19 May, creating the authority for the transfer and postings of Group A officers in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal started rallying the Opposition leaders to oppose the bill during the Monsoon Session.
However, the BJP-led government succeeded in passing the bill in the Lok Sabha with a voice vote and with a significant count of 131 in favour and 102 against in the Rajya Sabha.
Apart from the Delhi service bill, three other bills - The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill - were also signed into laws by the President.
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