New Delhi, February 14: The Supreme Court Thursday delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory in the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre and referred the matter to a larger bench. A two-judge bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, however, agreed on their views on disputes pertaining to the anti-corruption branch, setting up of commission of inquiry, control over electricity boards, land revenue matters and appointment of pubic prosecutors.
The apex court also upheld the Centre's notification that its employees cannot be probed in corruption cases by ACB of Delhi government. AAP Vs L-G: Setback For Delhi Government as Supreme Court Says Centre Has Power Over ACB, Delivers Split Verdict on 'Services'.
Supreme Court refers the issue to a larger bench to decide whether the Delhi government or Lieutenant Governor should have jurisdiction over ‘Services’ in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/SwgYzT6c5N
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
The top court also said that instead of the LG, the Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors or law officers.