The Haryana government late on Friday evening released second list of law officers for its advocate general office at Punjab and Haryana high court.
As many as 42 new officers have been appointed including 14 additional advocate generals, 16 deputy advocate generals and 12 assistant advocate generals.
After coming to power the Manohar Lal Khattar government had appointed 10 law offices in its first list. Among the additional advocate generals appointed by the government include Pravindra Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Modgil, Sudeep Mahajan, Amar Vivek, Pawan Girdhar, Ashok Singh Chaudhary, Kapil Aggarwal, Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Gaurav Jindal, Rajesh Gaur, Rajesh Kumar Shoeran, Anil Kumar Yadav, Kuldip Tewari and Pawan Kumar Jangra.
Among those who have been appointed deputy advocate generals are Mukesh Kaushik, Satish Saini, Vivek Chauhan, Kuldeep Sharma, Raj Kumar Makkad, Jasbir Rathi, Vikram Khattar, Ashish Yadav, Nishcal Mann, Deepak Kumar, Kapil Bansal, Raj Kumar Sharma, Vikash Chopra, Neelam Kashyap, Sharad Kumar Yadav and Manoj Kumar Sangwan. Those appointed as assistant advocate generals are Keshav Gupta, Pawan Kumar Jhanda, Munish Dev Sharma, Pawan Garg, Karan Sharma, Ram Kumar Singla, Arun Kumar, Abhinash Jain, Tarun Sharma, Sulinder Kumar, Paramjit Sangha and Amit Choudhry.
The new advocate general, BR Mahajan had hinted that the battery of law officers would not be as big seen during the previous government in which nearly 200 law officers had been appointed at the AG office. Thousands had applied for these posts and hectic lobbying was underway for quite some time as Bharatiya Janata Party has come to power in Haryana for the first time.