I worked amicably with Centre, L-G: Sheila

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Wednesday that her government had worked with the Centre and the Lieutenant-Governor “amicably”, including on issues of transfer and posting of officers.

When asked for comment on the Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of the powers of the Delhi government vis-a-vis the Lieutenant-Governor, Ms. Dikshit said: “My government did not have any additional powers. We worked under the Constitutional framework. Together with the Central government and the L-G, we would work amicably.”

‘Requests were granted’

She said that if the State government wanted, or did not want, a particular officer, it would approach the L-G and the Centre with its request, “which was usually agreed to”.

On Wednesday, the apex court’s Constitution Bench ruled that the L-G was the administrative head in a limited sense and was bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers on issues other than those exempted.

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