Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 2
The Punjab Advocate-General’s workplace right this moment nearly plunged into disaster of kinds, with Additional Advocate-General Rameeza Hakeem resigning from the publish she had held for greater than three years. Wife of Advocate-General Atul Nanda, she was defending the state in lots of delicate instances earlier than the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
However, her resignation failed to search out favour with the Chief Minister. His media adviser Raveen Thukral within the night urged “all to stop speculating” on her resignation. He mentioned Punjab Chief Secretary had acquired her resignation late final night time, however he had been requested by CM Capt Amarinder Singh to “reject the same as government cannot let go of an advocate of such exceptional calibre and competence.”
Among the senior-most legislation officers, Hakeem was mentioned to be actively concerned within the functioning of the AG workplace. Her resignation was second in fast succession. About a fortnight again, former bureaucrat Suresh Kumar had introduced his determination to stop the federal government by resigning from the publish of Chief Principal Secretary.
Kumar was mentioned to be upset with the federal government for not strongly defending his appointment, which was challenged earlier than the High Court. As of now, there may be nothing to substantiate the hypothesis about his displeasure and sources near Kumar have straightway rubbished any hypothesis on this regard.
The State Legal Department, too, clarified that the delay throughout the listening to of the matter was not deliberate and a lot of the adjournments had been taken by the petitioner and never by the state. Kumar’s resignation, too, was rejected by the Chief Minister. There is, up to now, nothing substantial to counsel a hyperlink between the 2 resignations and their non-acceptance.
Hakeem’s resignation quickly reworked itself into topic of animated conversations on the Bar and among the many sitting judges of the High Court. Nanda, when contacted, refused to touch upon the difficulty. A senior functionary within the AG workplace mentioned it was a contract between the federal government and the legislation officer and the Home Secretary must be talked to about this. The authorities maintained silence over the difficulty until late within the night, when Thukral tweeted in regards to the Chief Minister’s determination.
Hakeem at one level of time was thought of a robust candidate for designation as senior advocate by the High Court. But an agenda earlier than the Full Court for finishing up of amendments to the criterion for designating advocates as senior was withdrawn and never thought of. The modification would have paved the way in which for advocates from exterior the Punjab and Haryana High Court to be designated seniors.
As a end result, Hakeem, with Delhi advocate tag, has up to now not been thought of.
Among senior-most legislation officers
- Among the senior-most legislation officers, Rameeza Hakeem was mentioned to be actively concerned within the functioning of the AG workplace
- Her resignation was second in fast succession. About a fortnight again, Suresh Kumar had resigned from the publish of Chief Principal Secretary