Delhi LG receives absolute power to appoint bureaucrats

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New Delhi : In the midst of a raging row over his powers vis-a-vis AAP government, Delhi’s LG has been given absolute powers by the Centre in appointment of bureaucrats for which he need not “consult” the chief minister on subjects like senior staff, police and public order.


  • The Centre on Friday provided Leiutinent Governor an absolute power to appoint bureaucrats

  • He would not need any consultation from the Chief Minister

  • The decision is apparently aimed at preventing the AAP government from filing cases

  • Arvind Kejriwal had been opposing LG’s decision to appoint Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary

  • He had asked him in writing to work under no pressure