Law officer appointment under Govt domain: Madras High Court

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 17, 2017, 3:11 am IST
Updated Mar 17, 2017, 6:36 am IST
Bench gave liberty to the state government to act in accordance with the guidelines issued by the SC (In the appointment of law officers).
Madras High Court
 Madras High Court

Chennai: Pointing out that the appointment of law officers is purely under the domain of the government, the Madras high court has disposed of a batch of petitions, which sought a direction to the state government to devise a policy in order to ensure that the appointments of law officers were done in consultation with the judiciary.  Asking as to how the court can interfere with the administration of the government and questioning the locus standi of one of the petitioners to file a petition against the appointment of law officers, who represent the state govt before the courts, a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G.Ramesh and Justice R.M.T.Teeka Raman disposed of a batch of petitions from advocate Vasanthakumar and others.

Stating that PILs will not lie against the appointment of law officers, the bench gave liberty to the state government to act in accordance with the guidelines issued by the SC (In the appointment of law officers).

 





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