Published On: Sat, May 23rd, 2015

Kejriwal seeks legal opinion on MHA notification on bureaucracy appointment powers

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has sought the opinion of legal and constitutional experts on the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification, which has been given absolute powers to LG to appoint bureaucrats.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The MHA issued the notification yesterday saying the Lieutenant Governor has primacy in postings and transfers of officers belonging to Central services.

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had reacted strongly to the notification, saying that the NDA Government at the Centre was trying to run the national capital through the ‘backdoor’.

Kejriwal had also stated that the notification was indicative of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) nervousness about the Aam Aadmi Party’s anti-corruption efforts.

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also criticised the notification, terming it as an attempt to “save the transfer-posting industry being run in Delhi”.


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