The Supreme Court has said that it will constitute a bench after the Dussehra vacation to decide upon the legal dispute between the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), ruled by the Aam Aadmi Party, and the Union Government relating to control of services.
A Delhi High Court bench has issued notice in a plea by AAP Government against the decision of Lieutenant Governor in allowing appointment of Delhi Police’s chosen Advocates as Special Public Prosecutors (SPP) in cases related to farmers’ agitation and North East Delhi riots.
The Delhi lieutenant governor is bound by the advice of council of ministers in matters for which the assembly has powers. But if the L-G differs with the advcie, he can refer it to the President for a binding decision as per Clause (4) of Article 239AA. This proviso has retained powers for the Union.
Justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Chairman, in a letter to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, has sought to extend the appointment of the Chairman till the age of 67 years or till the new incumbent joins.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice on a plea, challenging the constitutional validity of the GNCTD Amendment Act, which has enhanced the powers of the Lt Governor in Delhi over the elected government.