Center vs Delhi: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on control of services

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, 12 July

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday allowed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government’s plea for early hearing on the scope and scope of legislative and executive powers of the Center and the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). To control the bureaucracy in the capital

A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana directed a five-judge Constitution Bench to make an official announcement on the contentious issue after it was mentioned for urgent hearing by senior advocate AM Singhvi, representing the Delhi government. agreed to constitute

“It is very urgent. Please list it,” Singhvi told the bench, also comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli.

“We will,” the CJI told Singhvi. Accepting the Centre’s demand, the Supreme Court on May 6 referred the issue to a five-judge Constitution Bench, even as it said that the issue relating to “services” was dealt with by the Constitution Bench alone. will be decided by the Board as it was not considered. Previous Constitution Bench.

The Center had said that the issue should be referred to a Constitution Bench for a comprehensive interpretation of Article 239AA. Describing Delhi as the “face of the nation”, Solicitor General Mehta had defended the Centre’s control over transfers and postings of bureaucrats in Delhi, while the Delhi government opposed it.

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The Supreme Court will hear on July 19 the plea of ​​Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case accused Varavara Rao for regular bail on medical grounds. It also extended his interim security. tns

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