Supreme Court clears extension of Delhi chief secretary's tenure

Megha Jain

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The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, approved a six-month extension for Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar. The Delhi government had objected to Kumar's appointment, stating that the Centre should not make appointments without consultation, as the ordinance granting the Centre control over bureaucrats was still under dispute. However, the SC determined the extension didn't violate any laws. It accepted the Centre's argument that it has the right to transfer and appoint bureaucrats in Delhi as the ordinance is still not overturned.