Delhi Services Minister Atishi said Wednesday that the government has created a system to ensure “coordination” between its departments, ministers and the National Capital Civil Services Authority (NCCSA).
“We have also issued an order in this regard. The civil services authority meetings can take place on time without any interruption. The key aim is that the meetings of the NCCSA happen timely and that there is a system to coordinate between the authority and the departments,” she said.
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Atishi also said the Delhi government would respect the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act till the Supreme Court rules on the amendments made to it. “Now, as a vigilance and service minister, I issued the order today. We will challenge the Act in the Supreme Court, but till the SC’s judgment and order comes, the Delhi government will respect and follow the Act. We also want the meetings to take place on time. If there is a proper coordination between the authority and the departments, meetings will happen smoothly on time. The CM will continue to attend these meetings,” the AAP leader added.
The NCCSA was formed as per a May 19 ordinance issued by the central government giving more power to the Delhi lieutenant governor over the services, transfers and posting of bureaucrats. It negated a Supreme Court order that ruled the elected government had the right to make laws and control the bureaucrats.
The NCCSA has Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as chairperson and the chief secretary and the principal secretary (home) members. It decides on transfers, posting and vigilance matters related to all group A officers and the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service. The ordinance was replaced by the GNCTD (Amendment) Bill after the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed it on August 7.