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.
The tussle between the Delhi CM and the L-G had started after Kejriwal took office for the second time in 2015. Najeeb Jung was the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi then. After Jung resigned, Anil Baijal took over but the power struggle continues.
Baijal had emphasised on the need to have a separate policy to govern Mohalla Clinics in schools. But the latest plan obviates that need as outsiders will not be allowed to enter school premises for treatment purposes, an official said.
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 […]