Some time back, there was a legal dispute between the Delhi government and the central government over the control of administrative services in the national capital, for which a petition was filed in the Supreme Court.
In this case, the Supreme Court has issued notice for hearing on Tuesday, March 3.
Appearing for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is Senior Advocate Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who mentioned the matter to be urgently listed before the Supreme Court, before the Head of India.
CJI NV Ramana had said that the matter would be heard on March, 3: and the matter would be listed. In February 2019, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court gave a split verdict on the question of powers of the GNCTD and the central government on services and the matter was referred.
In July 2018, a 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court took up the task of laying down broad criteria for the governance of the national capital, which has led to a tussle between the Center and the Delhi government since the Aam Aadmi Party came to power in 2014. The struggle can be seen.
The Supreme Court had earlier also, last year, in October directed the matter for urgent hearing, on which the CJI had agreed to list it after the Dussehra holidays.
The direction was given by a bench of retired Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan. He said he would decide who had the power to appoint and transfer officers of the state public services under List II, Entry 41, of the Constitution of India.
Justice Sikri submitted that the transfer and posting of all officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and above are within the powers of the Lieutenant-General of Delhi; While other officers come under the control of the Delhi government.
On this matter, Justice Bhushan disagreed with the view that the services were entirely outside the purview of the Delhi government.
In the first judgment, it was unanimously held that Delhi cannot be accorded the status of a state, but the powers of the Lieutenant Governor have been curtailed on the ground that he does not have independent decision-making power and has to rely on aid and advice. work is required.