Centre’s notification on LG’s powers is challenged by the Delhi government.
On Thursday the AAP government moved the Delhi High Court and challenged the Centre’s recent notification giving the Lieutenant Governor absolute powers in appointing bureaucrats in the national capital. The petition was kept before a few justices B.D. Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva, stating ‘The Delhi government has decided to move against the Ministry of Home Affairs’ . “As per the notification, the LG would have jurisdiction over matters connected with services, public orders, police and land, and…services of bureaucrats…allowing him discretionary powers to seek the opinion of the CM,” it said. The petition was stated by Delhi government standing counsel Raman Duggal a day after the Centre moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Delhi HC which termed as “suspect” MHA’s recent notification barring the city government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences. Mr. Duggal has also challenged all notifications issued by the Centre in the past. The bench has listed the matter for hearing on Friday. The Delhi government, led by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has also challenged the Chief Secretary by the LG.
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