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AAP Government Removes Services Secretary Hours After Supreme Court Verdict

Hearing the Centre versus the Delhi government case over the demarcation of power, a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said an elected government needs to have control over the administration

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
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Hours after the Supreme Court gave the AAP dispensation control over the transfer and posting of officers in the state, the Secretary of the Delhi government's Services department Ashish More was removed from his post on Thursday, officials said.

According to a report by NDTV, t]he Services department was placed under the control of the Lieutenant Governor -- the Centre's representative in Delhi -- by a Central order in 2015, a year after the Aam Aadmi Party government came to power in Delhi by a landslide vote.

Earlier in the day, the apex court pronounced that the Delhi government has legislative and executive powers over administration of services except for matters relating to public order, police and land. 

Hearing the Centre versus the Delhi government case over the demarcation of power, a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said an elected government needs to have control over the administration.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference said there will be a major administrative reshuffle in the government, warning of action against officers who "obstructed" public works. Prior to the verdict of the court, the Services department was under the control of Delhi's Lieutenant Governor.

(With inputs from PTI)

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