SC permits Delhi govt to amend plea to challenge law on control of servicestext_fields
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday permitted an amendment to the petition filed by the Delhi government challenging the recently cleared law by Parliament pertaining to control over services in the national capital.
Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for the Delhi government, informed the top court that earlier the challenge was directed against the Ordinance which has now become law after clearance from Parliament.
A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud permitted the amendment after the Centre said it has no objection to it and granted four weeks’ time to the Centre to file its response to the amended plea.
Parliament recently cleared the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2023, also known as the Delhi Services Bill, paving the way for the Centre’s proposed legislation on the postings and transfers of bureaucrats in the national capital, despite a bitter debate in the House and Opposition’s attempt to stop it.
Prior to this, the challenge to the Ordinance over services was referred to a five-judge constitution bench.
The law takes away the control over services from the city dispensation and sets off a fresh tussle between the two power centres.
With inputs from PTI