Weeks after Delhi government locked out former secretary Anindo Majumdar from his office for following directions from the Lt-Governor, circumstances seem to be brewing for another such stalemate.
The Delhi government on Tuesday transferred secretary (home) Dharam Pal for having reportedly signed the order for the posting of Mukesh Kumar Meena to Anti-Corruption Bureau, and told him to report to the Union Ministry of Hone Affairs. But within hours, the office of the Lt-Governor revoked the order. Sources in the Delhi government confirmed that the Lt-Governor’s order states that Pal will stay in his present position.
“The order says that the L-G’s permission was was not taken before the removal of the official (Pal). He has also mentioned the High Court court order of May 29 where the it had asked the L-G to “deliberate” on the “recommendations” by the Delhi government and take a decision,” a source said.
In the afternoon, Delhi government issued an order by secretary (services) Rajendra Kumar, which stated that Kumar will take over as secretary (home) from Pal and Pal’s other charge as secretary (land and buildings) will be given to Ashwani Kumar, who is secretary, revenue.
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