The Lok Sabha Secretariat has accepted the notice submitted by several opposition leaders, including Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC’s Saugata Roy and DMK’s A Raja, to move a statutory resolution opposing the Delhi Services Ordinance.
According to the July 18 Lok Sabha bulletin, the notice has been accepted on the motion moved by Chowdhary, Raja, Roy, RSP’s NK Premachandran and Dean Kuriakose.
Whenever the government introduces a bill during the Parliament session to replace an ordinance, the opposition members move a statutory motion opposing the measure.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is protesting against the ordinance brought by the Center in May on transfers and postings of bureaucrats in Delhi, which virtually negates the Supreme Court verdict giving control over services to the elected government in Delhi.
The AAP had sought Congress’s support on the issue as a condition for attending the two-day opposition meeting held recently in Bengaluru. The Congress has made it clear that it will not support the ordinance and will oppose any attempt by the central government to “damage federalism” in the country.
The Ordinance provides for establishment of a National Capital Civil Services Authority for transfer and disciplinary proceedings of Group-A officers of DANICS cadre. Prior to the apex court’s May 11 verdict, transfers and postings of all officers of the Delhi government were under the executive control of the Lieutenant Governor.
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