Delhi Cabinet Shuffle: AAP Minister Kailash Gahlot Loses Law Portfolio to Atishi Day After Lt Guv Recalls Files

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Curated By: Sheen Kachroo

Last Updated: December 08, 2023, 23:33 IST

Gahlot now holds the charge of Transport, Home, Administrative Reforms, Women and Child Development, and Information Technology departments. (Image: X/ Kailash Gahlot)

The Chief Minister’s Office recommended to the LG office to assign the charge of the law ministry to Atishi and the proposal received Saxena’s nod

Delhi cabinet minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday was divested of the Law and Justice portfolio in the AAP government, days after LG VK Saxena recalled files related to judicial infrastructure and administration in the city as they remained pending with him for months.

The Chief Minister’s Office recommended to the LG office to assign the charge of the law ministry to Atishi and the proposal received Saxena’s nod.

A notification issued by General Administration Department (GAD) said that the Law and Justice portfolio held by Gahlot was given to Atishi, while the charge of the Women and Child Development (WCD) department has been given to Gahlot now.

ATISHI HOLDS HIGHEST PORTFOLIOS

The number of portfolios held by Atishi is 13, the highest among the ministers of the Kejriwal government. Earlier in October, she was also handed over the charge of water department.

In June, Atishi was given charge of the Revenue, Planning and the Finance Departments, the portfolios earlier held by Gahlot.

Gahlot now holds the charge of Transport, Home, Administrative Reforms, Women and Child Development, and Information Technology departments.

LG RECALLS FILES

Saxena on Thursday recalled files related to courts, judicial infrastructure, expeditious justice delivery and administration system in the city, due to “delay” in clearing them by the law minister, officials had said.

The Lt Governor has directed officials to submit files within three days to him that are pending with the law minister for up to six months, for perusal and consideration, they said.

The LG Secretariat was informed by a report of the principal secretary (law and justice) that 18 files were pending with the Law minister and there was no response to his request for expeditiously decide on them, officials had said.

The LG while recalling the files expressed his serious view of the pendency of large number of important proposals relating to court and judicial administration and pointed out that delays by the law minister was creating barriers in the administration of justice in the capital, they had said.

(with PTI inputs)

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