The clarifications come after LG Najeeb Jung had on Sunday ordered withdrawal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's directions to Delhi government officials to not route files through the LG office. However, no fresh directions have been issued by Delhi Government so far.

The LG's move came in response to a recent letter from Kejriwal to all the government departments directing them "not to bother the office of the Lieutenant Governor" to improve government efficiency citing the Article 74, 163 and 167 of the Constitution and Section 41 and 45 of GNCTD Act, 1991.

According to a senior government official, there is no confrontation between the state and LG, and the recent order by Chief Minister to not send files to LG office was to improve government's efficiency.

Delhi Government officials said that they are ready to discuss the role and jurisdiction of the two offices and demarcate the boundaries.

Highlighting jurisdiction conflict, a senior government official pointed out that appointment of Commissioner of Police is defined under section 55(2)(b) of Transaction of Business Rules, 1993.

However appointment of Chief Secretary, Secretary (Home) and Secretary (Land) takes place after consulting the state government and same rule applies for the appointment of CP. Officials claim that no consultation was done before Commissioner's appointment.

Senior government officials claim that as per provision under the Transaction of Business rules, LG shall consult matters related to police, land and public order with the Chief Minister.

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