Fight Between Delhi & Centre for Control Over Bureaucrats Reaches SC Again

New Delhi: The Central government filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict granting the Delhi government control over transfers and appointments of bureaucrats. It follows the ordinance brought in by the Centre brought, making Delhi Lt Governor, the Centre’s representative the final arbiter in the matter.

The Arvind Kejriwal government has also decided to challenge the ordinance in the Supreme Court.

The Centre, through an ordinance on Friday, created the National Capital Civil Services Authority to decide on postings and transfers of bureaucrats. The authority will include the Chief Minister, who shall be the Chairperson of the Authority, the Chief Secretary, and the Principal Home Secretary.

All matters required to be decided by the Authority shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting. In case of a difference of opinion, the decision of the Lt Governor is final.

The ordinance is in complete disregard to the Supreme Court order, alleged the Aam Aadmi Party.

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