Meanwhile, in a note sent by More to the minister, it was said that he would not be able to follow the order of the minister until the Home Ministry clarifies the situation in this regard. At the same time, the government believes that the order of the constitution bench of the Supreme Court comes into force with immediate effect and its compliance is binding on all.
Delhi government statement
On the other hand, in a statement issued by the Delhi government, it was said that on Thursday the Supreme Court had ordered that the service department would now be under the Delhi government. Services Secretary Ashish More was missing since 3 o’clock the same day. He suddenly left the office without informing anyone, without taking permission or applying for leave. Since then his phone was getting switched off. When someone was sent to their house, his wife came out and said that she did not know where her husband was.
More was issued a show cause notice within 24 hours as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for his unauthorized absence. In the show cause notice issued on May 13, Delhi Services Department Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj had said, “More is trying to use illegal means to continue in the post and his aim is to continue in the post.” However, suddenly on Monday afternoon, More made his appearance and said that he was ready to implement the Supreme Court’s order.
Contradiction in opinion as well
Meanwhile, it also came to light that the minister had also sought legal opinion from the Principal Secretary, Law Department and the Standing Council (Civil) of the Delhi government regarding the compliance of the Supreme Court order. Responding to this to the Minister of the Services Department, Law Minister Kailash Gehlot has clearly written in the file noting that the opinion of the Principal Secretary of the Law Department on this issue seems to be less a solid legal opinion and more a practical advice. Along with this, many types of contradictions are also clearly visible in his opinion.