NEW DELHI: Taking objection to the information sought by the Union Home ministry relating to the officers and consultants hired by Delhi government, Chief Miniter Arvind Kejriwal asked for the details about the consultants appointed by the Centre in last two years.
In his letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Kejriwal claimed that he had consulted constitutional experts who said that the Centre has no right to seek the said information as per the law and Constitution.
The CM's letter after Union Home Minister, in May, asked the AAP government to provide information related to deputationists posted against cadre posts of IAS.
"You had asked me about the IAS cadre posts on which others officers are working, but as far as I understand, there are just two-four such officers working in Delhi...but the Delhi government also wants to know that in the last two years, how many consultants were appointed by the central government? If we share these details of consultants, both the governments will be benefitted," Kejriwal said.
He also asked whether such details of officers have been sought from Chief Ministers of other states including Shivraj Singh Chauhan, N Chandrababu Naidu, Vasundra Raje, Devendra Fadnavis.
Since the Aam Aadmi Party has come to power in Delhi, the Centre and the AAP government have been at loggerheads over a range of issues, including appointment of officers, formation of commissions.