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Need control over administrative services in Delhi as it is face of country: Centre to SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also said the model of governance of the NCT of Delhi would invariably requires the Union government to play a central role, even if a legislative assembly or council of ministers is introduced.

April 28, 2022 / 07:30 AM IST
In December, Delhi started witnessing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases and positivity rate. (Representative image)

In December, Delhi started witnessing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases and positivity rate. (Representative image)

The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court it needs to have control over administrative services in Delhi as it is the national capital and the face of the country.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also said the model of governance of the NCT of Delhi would invariably requires the Union government to play a central role, even if a legislative assembly or council of ministers is introduced.

It was not meant to be about any particular political party, he said.

“Since Delhi is the national capital, it is necessary that the Centre has powers over appointments and transfers of public servants. Delhi is the face of the nation. The world views India through Delhi,” he said.

“Since it is the national capital, it’s necessary that the Centre has special powers over its administration and has control over important issues,” he said.