Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday Lt. Governor V.K. He wrote to Saxena and said that his “recent actions” in giving direct orders to officers were against the law.
Citing various provisions of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act and Section 239AA of the Constitution, Sisodia said it is important that all officers of the Constitution “cooperate closely, cohesively and cooperate with each other for best compliance.” interests of the people”.
He asked Saxena to “take timely and necessary remedial measures to avoid avoidable controversy and embarrassment, which is not in the best interest of the residents of NCT of Delhi.”
Amid ongoing power struggles, the LG’s office and Arvind Kejriwal’s government have frequently clashed over administrative and policy decisions, including the now scrapped excise duty policy.
“It is humbly submitted that His Majesty’s recent referrals by direct orders to officials and bypassing the Council of Ministers are contrary to the laws and orders of His Excellency. But if I am wrong, I can refer to those provisions. Such an order to His Excellency give rights,” Sisodia wrote to Saxena.
Citing Section 239AA, Sisodia said that today it is a well-coordinated position and it is the elected government of Delhi except for three resources: public order, police and land. It has all the powers to make legislative and executive decisions regarding the remaining subjects.
Section 41(1) of the GNCTD Act makes it very clear that the Lieutenant Governor has discretionary powers only in matters beyond the powers conferred by the Legislative Assembly, but in respect of which his powers and functions are delegated or entrusted to him. In respect of matters delegated to him by the President of India or required to be exercised by him under any law.
“In view of the very disturbing developments which I am informed that your office has resorted to subpoenaing files from various departments in the recent past, I have no choice but to make this statement to you. etc. transactions completely bypassed the concerned minister as well as the Cabinet,” said Sisodia.
He said, “This inappropriate development is contrary to the established traditions and practices related to government business transactions, as well as the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the Act of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court’s decision.”
“I am convinced that it is essential for all constitutional officers to work closely, harmoniously and cooperatively with each other to protect the people’s interests to the highest degree. I assure you that I and all my colleagues will continue to work in this direction. This is the only way to fully repay the trust and confidence that has been placed in us,” he said.
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