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Delhi Govt to go slow on lawyers' recruitment

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has decided to take time in the employment of lawyers for the service department. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of the service department has urged the lieutenant governor Anij Baijal to put on hold the "process of recruitment" for a panel of lawyers for which an advertisement was issued by the services department on September.
The government has also found some "legal infirmities" in the whole procedure. Sisodia said he had called for the file as he was completely in the dark but officers refused to "show (him) the file" and even told him "that the L-G had directed them not to show this file". He said, "I am surprised as to why you would do that? Is there anything secret about this file?"
According to the sources, the minister wanted clean proceedings. Sisodia has also urged to see the files and take the decision after analysing the whole procedure. Delhi government earlier face problems in tackling the lawyers and in this case, the government did not want to hurry the process. Delhi government already has a set of standing counsels, additional standing counsels and a panel of advocates.
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