Hours after the Supreme Court verdict, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government issued an order withdrawing all powers of transfer and posting of IAS officers and other employees from the Lieutenant Governor, the chief secretary and heads of departments.
But the order issued by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was returned by bureaucrats in the evening on the grounds that it was “legally incorrect”.
This was the first file moved by Sisodia after the judgment. The return of the order by officers hints that the tussle between the political executive and the bureaucracy is unlikely to end anytime soon.
According to the order issued by Sisodia–who is also minister of the services department–the chief minister will approve transfers of IAS, DANICS, all-India services officers, equivalent officers of the central civil services and provincial civil services. The L-G was earlier approving such orders.
Source:- Hindustan Times