Refusing to accept Delhi government's rejection to accord him "courtesies" before the chief minister at state functions, Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin has sought a review of the decision.
The Lokayukta's office, in a letter, asked the Delhi government to re-examine the issue, reiterating that courtesies should be extended to Lokayukta just after the Lt Governor and before the chief minister in "order of precedence" during state functions.
The review of the decision has been sought by the Lokayukta on the ground that the Delhi government could not provide it a copy of the 'Warrant of Precedence' issued by the Home Ministry in 2005, citing which his earlier recommendation was rejected.
Sarin, in his annual report last year, had noted that often at state functions necessary courtesy is not extended to the Lokayukta who is "ought to be placed in the order of precedence" at par with the chief justice of a high court. He had referred to the Table of Precedence issued by the President's Secretariat in 1979 in support of his proposal.