Kazmi to govt counsels:Maintain reliability
THE GOVERNMENT counsels must work in a way which maintained their reliability before the court, said Advocate-General of Uttar Pradesh SMA Kazmi here on Monday. Kazmi was addressing a seminar on the topic ?Role of Government cunsels in judicial process? which was organisd by UP Government Advocates? Welfare Association, Allahabad, an organisation of government counsels working in district courts.Updated: Apr 12, 2006 01:19 IST
THE GOVERNMENT counsels must work in a way which maintained their reliability before the court, said Advocate-General of Uttar Pradesh SMA Kazmi here on Monday.
Kazmi was addressing a seminar on the topic ‘Role of Government cunsels in judicial process’ which was organisd by UP Government Advocates’ Welfare Association, Allahabad, an organisation of government counsels working in district courts. The association also felicitated Kazmi on his being appointed as Advocate-General of UP.
Addressing the seminar, Kazmi, while urging the government counsels to introspect, said that legal profession was the most challenging profession. Regarding government counsels, he said that great faith was reposed in them by the government, therefore, they should fulfill the expectation of the government.
He said that first of all, a state counsel should make himself available before the court. “If he remains available, he will become acceptable. Thereafter, by working hard, he should become indispensable’’, Kazmi said.
He assured the government counsels working in district courts that all facilities, which they were entitled to would be provided to them. He said that since legal profession was an independent profession, there should be proper accommodation for the government counsels.
He assured the government counsels that he would always be available for helping them. Addressing the gathering of government counsels working in district court, Kazmi further assured them that all the facilities relating to their dignity would be provided to them. He also assured them that he would talk to Legal Remembrance, UP, to get the remuneration of government counsels working in subordinate courts enhanced.
Lastly, he said that government counsels would have to maintain the dignity of the legal profession and also keep their reliability intact.
On this occasion, Additional District Government Counsel (Criminal) RP Singh introduced the subject and also conducted the programme.
Addressing the gathering, government advocate in High Court Vijay Shankar Mishra hoped that the Advocate-General would get the circulars issued at the government level for the welfare of government counsels in the district courts. Mishra said that since Kazmi was always in favour of reforms, he would certainly do something for government counsels.
Mishra also said that the post of advocate-general was only a beginning for Kazmi and he had miles to go.
Additional Advocate-General Vidhu Bhushan Singh, while expressing thanks to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav for appointing Kazmi as Advocate-General, assured the government counsels of district courts that their problems would be looked into. Additional District Government Counsel (Criminal) Vinod Kant Srivastava demanded that adequate security must be provided to government counsels in district courts as they were the persons who opposed the bail and other cases of hardened criminals.
Government counsels Narendra Singh, DS Lal and others also addressed the gatheing.
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 01:19 IST