news Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 05:30
A day after Delhi Governor Lt. Najeeb Jung appointed Shakuntala Gamlin as an acting Chief Secretary of the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dashed off a letter asking her to not take charge.   According to a DNA report, Kejriwal in his letter stated that her appointment was against the set rule. The conflict between the chief minister and governor escalated after Gamlin wrote a letter to the latter stating that she was being pressurized by a senior bureaucrat in the chief minister’s office to not apply for the post due to her “alleged proximity to BSES discoms”, the report said.   Gamlin currently holds the post of Power Secretary.   The AAP government has accused Governor Jung of neglecting the elected government and Chief Minister Kejriwal and that his actions were in conflict with the Constitution, GNCT of Delhi Act and the Transaction of Business Rules.   Justifying his move, Jung stated Article 239 AA of the Constitution which specifies that the governor is a representative of the State in Delhi.   Gamilin was assigned the role of acting chief secretary after K K Sharma, the incumbent chief secretary left for US on a personal visit.
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