AAP govt moves SC over transfer of top babu
One-liner: A day after the SC held it has legislative and executive powers over all but three services, the Delhi govt moved the apex court on Friday alleging the Centre was not implementing the decision to transfer its services secretary, a potential flashpoint in the running feud between the two.
Liable for contempt: The city’s AAP govt said the Centre may be held liable for contempt of court.
Powers of Delhi govt: In a major victory for the AAP dispensation in its protracted battle with the Centre, the apex court had ruled on Thursday the Delhi govt has legislative and executive powers over the administration of all services, except for public order, police and land.
- Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Delhi govt, mentioned the matter before a bench saying the top court delivered the judgment just on Thursday and now there can be contempt
What the CJI said: The CJI said he will constitute a bench to hear the matter next week.
Removed from post: Ashish More, Secretary of the Delhi govt’s Services Dept, was removed from his post on Thursday, hours after the SC gave the AAP dispensation control over the transfer and posting of officers in the city.
End to long dispute: A five-judge constitution bench headed by the CJI on Thursday gave a unanimous verdict about control over the services in the national capital, seeking to put an end to the eight-year dispute between the Centre and the Delhi govt.