At several places, toll was being collected manually in RFID lanes; private vehicles were seen entering the RFID lane meant for commercial vehicles; and vehicles were seen trying to pass without paying the toll, leading to jams.
Baijal, in line with the Centre’s decision to compulsorily retire all officials who had corruption and professional misconduct cases against them, had written to the heads of different agencies in Delhi on Thursday, asking them to take action against such officials.
The proposed measure, first floated during a meeting of the panel in August last year, has not been implemented so far due to a ruling of the Supreme Court, which dates back to 1997, a senior official who was present in the meeting said.
The proposal to install CCTV cameras across the capital has become the latest flashpoint between the AAP government, which links the project to safety, and the Lt- Governor, who has flagged privacy concerns and made a pitch for standard operating procedures. At the centre of debate is a key question: Who controls the data collected from these CCTVs?
The two-judge bench consisting of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice AK Sikri had a split verdict on the jurisdiction of Centre or Delhi government over appointment and transfer of bureaucrats in Delhi, but ruled unanimously that the Anti-corruption bureau will come under the Centre.
The AAP government has taken a combative line on a range of issues, and has repeatedly invoked the "rights" of the elected government of the state to act in what it has insisted are the interests of the people of Delhi.
Career bureaucrat Anil Baijal becomes the new Lt Governor of Delhi after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted Najeeb Jung’s resignation days after he sprang a surprise by stepping down from the post. A 1969 batch IAS officer, Baijal had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other […]