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HC refuses to stay home ministry notification


New Delhi, May 29:

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the union home ministry’s May 21 notification holding that the Delhi lt. governor has discretionary powers for appointments and transfers to key bureaucratic posts in the capital.

(courtesy: delhihighcourt.nic.in)
(courtesy: delhihighcourt.nic.in)

Justice Rajiv Shakdher declined to change the primacy of the lt.governor in the administrative mechanism of the capital, while issuing notice to the central government and asking it to file an affidavit indicating the practice followed in past on posting officers in Delhi and other union territories.

The court also said that a request of Delhi government to place certain officers will be decided by the lt. governor till a final decision is taken on the petition. (IANS)