Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, said that they have filed the appeal as directed by the top court on November 18.
The home department’s notification on November 17 said it was considered necessary to set up cyber police stations in each notified police district to investigate cybercrime cases.
Asthana, serving as the Director-General of Border Security Force, was appointed the Commissioner on July 27, four days before his superannuation on July 31.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has instructed DCPs to renew emphasis on anti-terror measures, enhance police visibility on the ground.
Defending the move to bring in the Gujarat-cadre IPC officer as Delhi Police chief, an affidavit filed by Secretary,
HC defers hearing of petitions on Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi Police chief to September 16
The court also showed displeasure with one petitioner Sadre Alam for not submitting the court process fees.
The bench was hearing a PIL by one Sadre Alam against the appointment of Asthana along with an intervention application by an NGO which has challenged the appointment before the SC.
The Supreme Court had recently asked the Delhi high court to decide within two weeks the petition filed before it challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner.
Asthana was addressing youths participating in a three-day workshop on 'How to do Business' organised by Delhi Police.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told officers that all ranks are free to raise their grievances and give suggestions for the betterment of the police department.
The petitioner's advocate BS Bagga argued that police commissioner Rakesh Asthana's appointment was in violation of the existing service law.
He was accorded the ceremonial guard of honour by the police force upon his arrival at the Delhi Police Headquarters at Jail Singh Marg here.
The court also directed the police chief to submit a list of all the representations made in the last one year to the Crime Branch by July 31.
Balaji Srivastav is presently posted as Special Commissioner (Vigilance) of the Delhi Police.
An order issued last month by the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the 1985-batch IPS officer was cleared for holding the post of commissioner of Delhi Police until further orders.