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After SC verdict, CM calls Cabinet meeting; asks officers hasten projects

Officers have been directed to work as per the Supreme Court's orders, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting that lasted eight-minutes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal Photo: PTI

Hours after the held that the does not have independent decision-making powers, on Wednesday held a cabinet meeting and directed officials to expedite projects like doorstep delivery of rations and installation of CCTV cameras.

Officers have been directed to work as per the Supreme Court's orders, Deputy said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting that lasted eight-minutes.

Sisodia said with the apex court's verdict on the power tussle between the Centre and the government, the dispensation does not need to get its every decision approved by (LG)

In a landmark judgment, the today unanimously held that cannot be accorded the status of a state but clipped the powers of the LG, saying he has no "independent decision making power" and has to act on the aid and advice of the elected government.

"...Directed all functionaries of Del govt to function according to the order of Hon'ble SC. Also directed to expedite proposals of doorstep delivery of rations and CCTV now (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted after the meeting.

Anshu Prakash, Manoj Parida, and entered the Cabinet room at 3.59 pm and exited it at 4.07 pm. The officers were accompanied by police officials.

The meeting was initially scheduled at the chief minister's residence, but it was later shifted to the

An said around a dozen proposals such as doorstep delivery of ration, CCTV cameras, regularisation of contractual employees, appointment of teachers will be expedited after the apex court's order.

The judgment by a five-judge constitution bench headed by laid down broad parameters for the governance of the capital, which has witnessed a bitter power tussle between the Centre and since the government came to power in 2014.

The said that had the not withdrawn the power of the through "illegal orders, precious three years would have been saved".

"If Modi govt had not withdrawn the powers of elected govt through illegal orders, precious three years would have been saved.

"People of Delhi are grateful to judiciary. Today's order reinforces people's faith in judiciary," he posted on

Kejriwal has hailed the verdict on the power tussle between the and the Centre as a "big victory" for the people of the city and for democracy.

Sisodia said today's decision was important as "hurdles" had been thrown in the functioning of an elected government thrown "wilful interpretation" of the Constitution.

First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 22:13 IST
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