Not right to say Delhi govt has no control over bureaucrats: Centre to SC

Fiction being created through public perception that Delhi govt has no control over officers, the Centre told the apex court

Press Trust of India New Delhi
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The Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday a fiction is being created by way of a public perception that the Delhi government has absolutely no control over the officers and employees working in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
In his written submissions, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the entire argument of the AAP government about lack of power proceeds as if the Central Government is interfering in the legislative and administrative field of a full-fledged "State", violating the federal structure.
"In the case of NCT of Delhi, the functional control vests in the elected wing and all officers/employees are required to function under the administrative control and supervision of the elected wing and implementing the programmes and policies of the elected wing which would reflect the wish and the will of the electorate, while the administrative control is veste

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First Published: Jan 17 2023 | 11:15 PM IST

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