The ministry has also cancelled the appointment of Ashwani Kumar, AGMUT cadre IAS of 1992 batch, as new Secretary (Land and Building) in the Delhi government.

Following the directives of the Central government, Delhi Chief Secretary today gave the charge of Principal Secretary (Home) and Principal Secretary (Land and Buildings) back to Pal.

"The orders number 296 and 297 stand rescinded in compliance with the orders of Central government," the Chief Secretary K K Sharma said in his order today.

In its order, the Union Home Ministry cited it is the Cadre Controlling Authority for AGMUT cadre, which is a joint cadre.

"The DoPT under the All India Service (Joint Cadre) rules, 1972, have constituted a Joint Cadre Authority headed by Union Home Secretary for transfer of officers of AGMUT cadre among the nine constituents under rule 5 AIS (JCA, 1972).

Therefore, the only competent authority for transfer of officers of AGMUT cadre from one constituent to the other is the JCA," stated the order of the Home Ministry to the Chief Secretary, Delhi government, dated June 10.

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