Supreme Court delivers split verdict on Delhi government's powers

Supreme Court delivers split verdict on Delhi government
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A twojudge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of transfer and posting of Delhi government officers

New Delhi: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of transfer and posting of Delhi government officers.

While Justice A.K. Sikri said transfers and postings of Joint Secretaries and officers above will be in the domain of Lieutenant Governor; for those below them, the recommendation will be routed through the Council of Ministers of the elected government in Delhi.

However, Justice Ashok Bhushan differed saying that the Delhi government has no control over appointments. Transfer and appointment of "higher" officers will rest with the Centre, he added.

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