The petition was mentioned before a Bench of Justices BD Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva, saying, "The Delhi government has decided to move against the Ministry of Home Affair's (MHA's) May 21 notification."

"As per the notification, the LG would have jurisdiction over matters connected with services, public orders, police and land, of bureaucrats...allowing him discretionary powers to seek the opinion of the CM," it said.

The petition was mentioned by Delhi government standing counsel Raman Duggal a day after the Centre moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Delhi HC which termed as 'suspect' MHA's recent notification barring the city government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences. The HC had also held that the LG cannot act in his discretion.

Duggal also said that he has challenged all notifications issued by the Centre in the past. The bench has listed the matter for hearing on Friday.

The Delhi government has also challenged the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary by the LG.

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