The Delhi Government has accused the Supreme Court, that its functioning is paralyzed, and because of it hasn’t been able to order transfer, and posting of its officers, even as the Constitution Bench verdict. Justices A K Sikri and Navin Sinha heard the plea and stated that the matter is going to be reconsidered on July 26 2018, because it isn’t a typical bench. Senior Advocate, P Chidambaram said in court, “Functioning of the government is completely paralysed. We cannot post officers, we cannot transfer officers despite the recent Constitution bench verdict which has explained every aspect. These issues needs to be adjudicated at the earliest.”
Senior advocate Indira Jaising, stated that the officers have expressed unwillingness to file an affidavit in the case. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had to file the affidavit in the court to represent their concerns. There had been a constant struggle in the power dynamics between the Delhi Government and the centre ever since the Aam Admi Party assumed power in the nation’s capital. A five judge constitutional bench, headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra had decided on the parameters about the power division regarding governance of the Capital.
It had also clarified that a smaller bench is going to oversee the cases that concern the issues that are filed by the Delhi Government, relating to its administrative and legislative rights.