LG has power to appoint & transfer steno to officer, says Jung’s letter to CM

Kejriwal gets lessons on constitutional provisions and rules of governance from the lieutenant governor

GN Bureau | May 20, 2015


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Delhi is erupting.  After meeting president Pranab Mukherjee and home minister Rajnath singh on Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has written a letter to CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, saying the "power to appoint and to transfer, from steno to IAS officers, is with the lieutenant governor".

In the letter to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the LG challenged AAP government's order to bureaucrats not to follow his directives without securing approval from the CM or any other minister, maintaining he has the power to decide on transfers and postings.

Jung’s assertion comes the day Kejriwal sent a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi and asked him to let the Delhi Government work independently under the Constitution. He also accused the Centre of ruling Delhi through the Lieutenant Governor.

This latest letter by Jung escalates the war over administrative control in Delhi that began with the transfer of bureaucrats in Delhi government.

Jung also contested AAP government's instructions to the officials to not route files through his office, saying he has been vested with power to decide on major policy issues.

In the letter, Jung explained constitutional provisions and norms laid down in government of NCT of Delhi Act and transaction of business rules of the Delhi government, and asked the AAP government to follow the rules and procedures.

Jung said orders pertaining to transfers and postings by AAP government in the last four days were not valid as they did not have his approval.

Kejriwal, meanwhile, met senior bureaucrats at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday with his deputy Manish Sisodia.

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Home minister Rajnath Singh met president Mukherjee on Wednesday. After the meeting Rajnath Singh said that "Delhi LG and CM should sit together and find a solution to the ongoing standoff".

The Delhi government comes under the administrative control of the union home ministry.

The home ministry has been maintaining that the LG as well as the chief minister should discharge their duties in accordance with rules and the Constitution.

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