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Jung asks Delhi govt to withdraw advocates-on-record, arguing panel notification

In a move that may trigger another round of tussle between the Centre and the AAP dispensation, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has asked the Delhi government to immediately withdraw its notification to appoint panels of advocates-on-record and arguing counsel for the Supreme Court.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2016 00:31 IST
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has
The Lt Governor’s direction came after the ministry of home affairs declared “illegal” the Arvind Kejriwal government’s notification. (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times file)

In a move that may trigger another round of tussle between the Centre and the AAP dispensation, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has asked the Delhi government to immediately withdraw its notification to appoint panels of advocates-on-record and arguing counsel for the Supreme Court.

The Lt Governor’s direction came after the ministry of home affairs declared “illegal” the Arvind Kejriwal government’s notification.

In a communication to the government, Jung has directed it to immediately withdraw its notification on the appointment of panel of advocates-on-record and arguing counsel as the city administration did not follow laid-down procedures.

The LG office asked the government to comply with the MHA orders in this regard.

Last December, AAP government had issued the order on appointment of three advocates-on-record and 12 advocates for the arguing panel of the Supreme Court.

The order had stated that advocate-on-record shall be paid a fixed remuneration of Rs 90,000 per month.

It had further said advocates-on-record may also be paid drafting fee of Rs 7,500 for each case.