Centre promulgates ordinance to constitute National Capital Civil Services Authority

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Centre-promulgates-ordinance-to-constitute-National-Capital-Civil-Services-AuthorityCentre on 19th May promulgated an ordinance to create a National Capital Civil Service Authority that will have the power to recommend the transfer and posting of all Group A officers serving in Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • The Ordinance, 2023 is being seen as an attempt to nullify last week's judgment by a constitution bench of the Supreme Court, which had handed over the reins of "services" to the Delhi government.

  • The court then underlined the importance of the mandate of the people in a democracy expressed through an elected government.

  • With a view to constitute this Authority for transfer of 'Group-A' officers of 'DANICS' (Delhi, Andaman-Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil) Services) Cadre, the Central Government has issued thisOrdinance.

  • The Authority will be headed by the Chief Minister of Delhi and will include the Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary, Home.

  • All matters to be decided by the Authority shall be decided by a majority of the members present and voting.

  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has alleged that the Centre's ordinance on transfer of bureaucrats in Delhi is "unconstitutional" and a move to usurp the powers given to the Delhi government by the Supreme Court in service matters.

  • This, effectively, means two bureaucrats, appointed by the Centre, could over-rule the elected CM.

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