Tensions between Delhi government and the Center aren’t exclusive to AAP and BJP, they have been going on since Delhi’s first ever Chief Minister came to power.
Talking about one year of the BJP rule at the Centre, the CPI leader said, “Selfies and self-goals are now identified with the BJP government
The session was called after the government received legal opinion that the Union Home Ministry’s notification, which said the Lt Governor is the “administrative head” of Delhi.
Jurists also question whether MHA notification had presidential approval.
MHA issued a notification underlining that the Lt Governor is the ‘administrative head’ of Delhi and ‘services’ are out of the purview of the government.
Congress said that the ongoing tussle between Kejriwal and Jung will have a negative impact on the bureaucrats.
Lt Governor Jung need not ‘consult’ the Chief Minister on subjects like senior staff, police and public order.
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
The impasse between Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal is not the first in Delhi, but previous disagreements between the two top executives have always been resolved through dialogue.
Anindo Majumdar urged both LG and the chief minister to create a conducive atmosphere so that the officials can discharge their duties freely.
Sources said parole applications or files need to be routed through L-G for final approval.
Bureaucrats given 14-page presentation on provisions in Constitution, rules for governing Delhi
Both Kejriwal and LG Najeeb Jung had met President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.
Kejriwal asked the Lt Governor to elaborate provisions in the Constitution, the government of NCT of Delhi Act and Transaction of Business Rules that give him powers to issue directions.
In a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung challenged AAP government’s order to bureaucrats not to follow his directives without securing approval from the CM.