Haryana Govt Approves Re-Engagement Of Law Officers

Chandigarh: Haryana government today approved a proposal which will facilitate re-engagement of the law officers by bringing an amendment to the Haryana Law Officers (Engagement) Act.

The significant decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet here, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

“Haryana Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Administration of Justice Department to make an enabling provision by amending the Haryana Law Officers (Engagement) Act, 2016 so as to facilitate re-engagement of Law Officers, whose term has expired after the commencement of the Act and who fulfil the eligibility criteria,” an official release said.

It said that the decision to make this amendment was taken “because there is an acute shortage of Law Officers in the office of Advocate General and there is an urgent need to re-engage the Law Officers, whose term is to expire in near future”.

“There is a sanctioned strength of only 196 Law Officers. The term of only those Law Officers will be extended whose work and conduct during earlier engagement has been found satisfactory,” it said.

“As the session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha is not likely to be summoned in the immediate future and the matter is of emergent nature, it was decided to give effect to the amendment through an Ordinance,” it further said.