The centre’s consultant to the capital, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, has submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind mentioning “non-public causes”, assets advised NDTV on Wednesday.
A retired civil servant, Mr Baijal had taken over as Lieutenant Governor in December 2016 following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor Najeeb Jung. He has finished his five-year tenure and an appointment of his successor has been due.
The function of Lieutenant Governor have been on the center of an all-out energy tussle between Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Birthday celebration (AAP) govt and the BJP, which laws on the centre, for years till a landmark Perfect Court docket judgement in 2018 that spelled out their powers extra obviously.
The Lieutenant Governor does now not have impartial decision-making powers and the actual energy will have to lie with the elected govt, the Perfect Court docket had dominated in a large win for Mr Kejriwal within the years-long struggle for keep watch over of Delhi.
The highest court docket emphasised that apart from for anything else associated with land, police and public order, the Lt Governor has no impartial decision-making powers beneath the charter.
The face-off, on the other hand, has persevered to smoulder, with the Mr Baijal now and again vetoing strikes through the Arvind Kejriwal govt and the AAP chief hitting again with acerbic remarks.
A 1969 batch IAS officer, Mr Baijal had served as Union House Secretary beneath former Top Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and held key positions in different ministries.
Beneath the Congress-led UPA govt, he oversaw the Rs 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru Nationwide City Renewal Project.
As Lieutenant Governor, Mr Baijal used to be leader of the Delhi Crisis Control Authority that spearheaded the capital’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.