Fresh tussle between Kejriwal, Jung in offing as LG stays notification of new circle rates in Delhi

Another tussle seems to be in the offing between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung with the Lt Governor putting a stay on the notification of new circle rates on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015, 22:42 PM IST
Fresh tussle between Kejriwal, Jung in offing as LG stays notification of new circle rates in Delhi

Delhi: Another tussle seems to be in the offing between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung with the Lt Governor putting a stay on the notification of new circle rates on Tuesday.

The Delhi LG has apparently told the Delhi government that he will not give the green signal to the notification issued on August 04.

As per media reports, the order by the LG has been sent to CM, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia , Delhi chief Secretary, joint secretary and the Home Ministry.

On June 25, the Delhi government during the Budget Session had proposed to increase the circle rates of agricultural land between Rs  crore and Rs 3.5 crore per acre. The current circle rate is Rs 53 lakh per acre.

A differential rate structure had been proposed in which there are two categories of agricultural land and that falling in villages where land pooling policy is applicable, as per IANS.

Later on August 05, after Jung had sought a file pertaining to a notification on enhancement of circle rates on agricultural land, the AAP government had sent the same to him for his approval.

The LG's office office had said that the Kejriwal government had not sought LG's nod before issuing the notification pertaining to the enhancement of circle rates, as per PTI.

But sources in the LG's office later said that "the LG's office has received the file and will examine it as per legal and constitutional provisions".

To be noted is that a day before, Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra had issued a circular asking all departments and ministries not to send files pertaining to government, excepting for police, land and public order, to the LG.

(With Agency inputs)