President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday gave his nod to an ordinance to authorise expenditure beyond April 1 in Uttarakhand, which is under central rule, official sources said.
“The president signed on the ordinance yesterday (Thursday),” a union home ministry official told .
Kapil Sibal warned that Congress will move court if the Centre issues ordinance to authorise expenditure beyond April 1 in Uttarakhand which is under Presideent’s rule. Promulgation of any such ordinance would be “unprecedented and unconstitutional”, Sibal, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, told reporters here.
The union government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to authorise government expenditure in Uttarakhand from April 1 in view of President’s Rule in the hill state.
A union cabinet meeting presided over by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision.