In a verdict which is sure to upset the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Delhi government can't have control over the anti-corruption bureau.
Previously, the top court had reserved its verdict on the long-standing tussle between Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and AAP, which governs Delhi.
And, now the judgment turned out to be disappointing for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
SC finally declares "Who's the boss?"
The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and AK Sikri delivered a split verdict on who has the power to transfer senior civil servants.
While Justice Sikri held L-G is responsible for transfers and posting of officers of and above the rank of Joint Secretary, he added other officers would come under state government's control.
He maintained Centre is responsible for Commission of Inquiry.
Meanwhile, Delhi government gets control of electricity board
Justice Sikri added electricity board comes under Delhi government's jurisdiction and it also has the power to appoint public prosecutor. Justice Bhushan dissented on the issue of 'services' but concurred on other details of the judgment.
SC undecided on power over 'services', seeks larger bench's help
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