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Delhi power tussle: After Kejriwal, Baijal meets Rajnath Singh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Baijal today met Rajnath Singh, a day after called on the to press upon his government's claim to decide bureaucratic postings and transfers.

Baijal discussed the 'services' matter and other issues concerning the national capital with Singh at his residence, an said.

Yesterday, Kejriwal and his deputy met Singh to assert that his government has power over 'services' matter following the Supreme Court's recent verdict and that the Centre and should obey the order in totality.

After the meeting, Kejriwal had said Singh's "gestures" showed that he was satisfied with his view and the would discuss the matter with his officials.

The officials, however, later said that Singh conveyed to the that the ministry will take legal opinion on the issue.

In a landmark verdict last week on the power tussle between the government and the Centre, the restricted the jurisdiction of of to matters of land, police and public order.

It has been used by the to claim control over 'services' matters including transfer and posting of officers of

Hours after the Supreme Court's judgement, the introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making the the approving authority.

However, the services department refused to comply, saying the did not abolish the notification issued in 2015 which made the the authority for transfers and postings.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:05 IST