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J&K govt warns its lawyers of action for non-appearance

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The department has warned senior government lawyers of disciplinary action, including cancellation of appointment, for their non-apperance in courts to represent the

In a circular, department secretary said the government has taken a serious note of the "persistent" non-appearance of the senior lawyers.

"To overcome the practice of persistent non-appearance in courts and seeking unnecessary adjournments, the Sr Additional AGs, AAGs, Dy and Government Advocates are impressed upon to ensure their obligatory appearance in the cases that are assigned to them, failing which the matter will be viewed seriously by the Department including forfeiting/ cancellation of their appointments," the circular said.

It said the in its orders last year has observed that Sr AAGs, AAGS, Dy and government advocates were not filing the 'Memo of Appearance' and are seeking unnecessary adjournments.

"The high court has taken it seriously and ordered that all Sr AAGS, AAGS, Dy and the Government Advocates, appearing on behalf of the state or the department concerned, shall file their 'Memo of Appearance' in particular cases that are assigned to them, as a condition precedent," the circular said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:15 IST