Arvind Kejriwal vs LG Supreme Court Verdict Live Updates: The Supreme Court will today pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging various notifications issued by Delhi government and Centre including on control of services and functioning of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB). The judgment was reserved the court on November 1 last year.
During the course of hearings, the Centre had argued that Lieutenant Governor is the administrator of Delhi as it is a Union territory. It said that the L-G has the power to regulate services and need not to consult Chief Minister and Council of Ministers. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government told the top court that it wants to know its stand with regard to the administration in view of July 4 order of the Constitution bench that held that Delhi can’t be accorded status of a state and observed that the L-G saying has no independent decision making power and has to act with consultation of CM and Council of Ministers.
The Supreme Court refers mater of Services to a larger bench. This comes after the two judges have differnece in opinion over control of Services in Delhi which is a UT.
On transfer of bureaucrats, Justice AK Sikri observed that certain grade officers will under L-G while others will fall under Delhi government.
The Supreme Court said that Delhi government can’t set up an inquiry commission. The court ruled that anti-corruption bureau comes under the ambit of the Centre.
Source: Financial Express