A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 21 2019 5:42PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
India, Zambia sign 6 MoUs following delegation level talks between PM Modi & Zambian President            Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram fails to get any immediate relief from SC; his plea seeking protection from arrest, to be put before CJI            Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath expands his cabinet            J&K: One terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Baramulla            Indian men's hockey team win Olympic Test event beating New Zealand 5-0 in Tokyo           

National News

Feb 14, 2019
8:59PM

SC refers matter of transfer, posting of Delhi Govt officers to larger bench

FILE PIC: PTI
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday gave a split verdict on the contentious issue of who should control administrative services in Delhi. 

The judges who were hearing pleas on six matters pertaining to a conflict between the Centre and the AAP government in Delhi, gave a unanimous order on the remaining five issues.

Both judges agreed that the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) will have control over the Anti-Corruption Bureau, as already notified by the Centre. The power to appoint inquiry commissions would also rest with the central government.

The bench ruled that the elected Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors, to decide land revenue matters and also to appoint or deal with electricity commission or board.

On the most contentious issue where the verdict was divided, Justice Bhushan ruled the Delhi government has no power at all over administrative services. Justice Sikri, however, made a distinction by saying the transfer or posting of officers in top echelons of bureaucracy (joint director and above) can only be done by the central government. The view of L-G would prevail in case of difference of opinion for matters relating to other bureaucrats.

In view of the differences, the bench said the matter needs to be referred to a larger bench and views expressed by both the judges should be placed before the CJI for the constitution of an appropriate bench.
 
On September 19, last year, the Centre had told the apex court that administration of Delhi cannot be left to the Delhi government alone and emphasised that it has an extraordinary position by virtue of being the country's capital.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Aug) Midday News 21 (Aug) News at Nine 20 (Aug) Hourly 21 (Aug) (1705hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 20 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Aug) (1700hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 20 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 21 (Aug) Parikrama 20 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 20 (Aug) Samayki 20 (Aug) Sports Scan 20 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 20 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 18 (Aug) Radio Newsreel 20 (Aug)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 1 (Aug) Surkhiyon Mein 1 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 14 (Aug) Vaad-Samvaad 20 (Aug) Money Talk 20 (Aug) Current Affairs 16 (Aug)