Centre’s services ordinance: Ahead of Jun 23 opposition meet, CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to non-BJP leaders | India News

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has written to opposition parties, urging them to discuss the issue of the Centre’s ordinance on administrative services control in the national capital during the upcoming meeting of non-BJP parties on June 23 in Patna. He emphasized that similar ordinances could potentially be implemented in other states as well.
The Friday meeting of opposition parties has been called by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to chalk out a joint strategy to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Kejriwal, who is also the AAP national convener, stressed the first thing to be discussed in the meeting should revolve around defeating the bill related to the Centre’s ordinance in the Rajya Sabha.

“The Centre has carried out an experiment in Delhi by bringing this ordinance. If it is successful, it will bring similar ordinances in non-BJP states and snatch away the powers of states with respect to subjects in the concurrent list,” he said in the letter dated June 20.
Kejriwal also said that the “day is not far when the Prime Minister will run 33 states through lieutenant governors and governors”.
The Centre had on May 19 promulgated an ordinance to create an authority for the transfer and posting of Group-A officers in Delhi, with the AAP government calling the move a deception with the Supreme Court verdict on control of services.
The ordinance, which comes a week after the Supreme Court handed over the control of services in Delhi, excluding police, public order and land, to the elected government, seeks to set up a National Capital Civil Service Authority for the transfer of and disciplinary proceedings against Group-A officers from the DANICS cadre.

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