Kejriwal, Jung tussle: Home Ministry says L-G is administrative head of Delhi

The notification clarified that since bureaucrats and police officers working in the Delhi government belong to central cadres the Anti Corruption Bureau of Delhi Government has no jurisdiction on them

Written by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2015 1:32 pm
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Settling the turf-battle between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Ministry of Home Affairs amended a 1998 notification on Friday and said that according to the Constitution L-G was the “administrative head” of the NCT of Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal’s reply to the notification:

Indian Express was the first to report on May 15 that government was mulling to withdraw the notification and come up with a new one to end the confusion among the two administrative heads.

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The notification also clarified that since bureaucrats and police officers working in the Delhi government belong to central cadres like AGMU, IPS, DANICS and DANIPS, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Delhi Government had no jurisdiction on them. This will deal a severe blow to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s anti-corruption drive, since they will no longer be able to book these officials.

Also read: Past L-G vs CM rows got solved via talks, usually in govt favour

The gazette notification, which supercedes the one in 1998, issued by then home minister LK Advani also says that legislative assembly of Delhi has no “executive powers” and the order of L-G will be final when it came to matters of transfers and postings. It was on the issue of appointment of an interim chief secretary Shakuntala Gamlin that the L-G office and Delhi government came to a blow.

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    TIHAEwale
    May 22, 2015 at 11:13 am
    As Union Govt has has amended the powers of LG as desired by u now u AK67 cling to chair if u quit u will end up in street working with jadoo thus contributing to your friend's swatch bharat abhiyaan
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      Anand Kumar
      May 22, 2015 at 11:01 am
      If centre is murdering the democracy why not take legal recourse. Central govt. is also a elected govt.
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        Asinghrpr
        May 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm
        first BJP lost its "dil" and now it loses its "soul" too...!!
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          Asinghrpr
          May 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm
          firt BJP lost dilli the "dil" and now it loses the "soul" too...!!
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            Paramjeet
            May 22, 2015 at 11:11 am
            This notification is only reiterated and not a new one and the matter is clear now. Problem with Kejri is that he wants to play an oppressed card. The notification was ratified by the President Of India. Soon Kejri will call President a stooge of BJP.
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              Chandra Sharma
              May 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm
              Shri Kejriwal and his comrades think that they are supreme-above law and Consution. By adopting confrontasinist atude he is doing for Delhi. Nobody on earth can believe that in Delhi there is downward trend in corruption. On the contrary it is on increase.
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                RS
                May 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm
                BJP Sucks!
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                  RS
                  May 22, 2015 at 1:01 pm
                  This proves what everyone has been saying. Najeeb Jung is a puppet on a string and the BJP is pulling the string.
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