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Delhi govt reinstates lawyers panels scrapped by LG

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today reinstated its panels of lawyers in the and that were scrapped by Baijal, said here, days after the apex court clipped the power of the

"had cancelled Del govt's panels of advocates in HC and SC due to which Del govt's cases in these courts were suffering. Today, Del govt restored both panels (sic)," Kejriwal tweeted.

The panel for the included prominent lawyers like Indira Jaising, Rebecca Mammen John, Colin Gonsalves, among others.

A government said that the fees of lawyers' were stuck after the panels were scrapped and the payments will be released now.

According to the official, Law Minister today restored the lawyers' panels, which were "wrongly" set aside by Baijal.

Citing alleged procedural lapses, the had in May declared as "invalid" the panel of fourteen lawyers appointed by the government for appearance in cases before Delhi

In a written communication to Anshu Prakash, L-G's had said that the orders regarding the panel of lawyers had allegedly been issued without obtaining the approval of the

After the Supreme Court's landmark judgement on July 4 on division of powers, the had introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making the the approving authority.

However, the services department refused to comply, saying the did not abolish the notification issued in 2015 which made the of Home Affairs the authority for transfers and postings.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:51 IST