Kejriwal vs Jung: Deputy CM convenes meeting of senior bureaucratsNew Delhi: In the backdrop of ongoing war over interim appointment of Chief Secretary, the Delhi government has today convened a meeting with all senior bureaucrats to discuss the rules under which the capital is
New Delhi: In the backdrop of ongoing war over interim appointment of Chief Secretary, the Delhi government has today convened a meeting with all senior bureaucrats to discuss the rules under which the capital is ruled.
The meeting will be chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who has asked all the officials to come for the meet after studying the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act.
Some media reports suggested that Sisodia is likely to ask the officials to follow city government's directions instead Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's order directly.
The AAP government and LG are at loggerhead over an interim appointment of Chief Secretary, IAS Shakuntala Gamlin.
Yesterday, the fight over appointment of Gamlin reached the President's court with Jung and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meeting Pranab Mukherjee separately and apprised him about the present situation.
This has come a day after the city government issued an order to department heads, including the Chief Secretary, to apprise the CM or the Minister concerned about any oral or written direction from the LG or his office before following them.
"To ensure smooth functioning of day-to-day affairs of our government in accordance with the Constitution of India, the government of NCT of Delhi Act and Transaction of Business of the Delhi government it is hereby ordered that any direction or order, whether oral or written, received from honourable LG or his office to the Chief Secretary or any administrative Secretary, shall first be submitted by the concerned administrative Secretary/Chief Secretary on the file to the Minister incharge and the Chief Minister for a decision," the order said.
Meanwhile, the Kejriwal government yesterday bypassed Lt Governor's order and appointed senior bureaucrat Arvind Ray as Principal Secretary of general administration department.