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How can govt lawyers work efficiently if bills not cleared: HC

The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the government to pay the government lawyers their fees immediately and within two months after the bills have been raised, observing how can they be expected to perform efficiently if they are not paid on time.

A Bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta gave the direction noting “it is not a happy situation” that bills pending <g data-gr-id="14">upto</g> July this year of Delhi government counsels and public prosecutors were paid only after the court’s intervention.

On the issue of implementing the pay revision of Delhi government lawyers and public prosecutors as recommended by a Cabinet decision of city government on September 1, the court said if the Centre’s approval was required, it should be given without delay.

“If no approval is required, then Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) is to proceed forward with the implementation of the recommendations,” the court said. In case any further improvements in scale <g data-gr-id="18">is</g> required, same be also carried out by GNCTD without any further delay,” it added. 
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