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The Allahabad High Court has taken a stern view of the Central Government not filing its counter affidavit despite giving the last opportunity and said that it has been seen in many cases that the Central Government’s advocates are not present in the court to present their side. The petitioner’s advocate argues that in such a situation the facts of the petition should be considered correct. The court ordered a copy of the order to be sent to the Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, so that it would be known how the central government’s panel advocates are working by ignoring the court order.
The court has directed to present the petition for hearing on December 19. Justice Pankaj Bhatia has given this order on the petition of Ravindra Kumar. In the petition filed in 2021, on the basis of Multi Tasking (Non Technical) Examination 2019, there has been a demand for the appointment of the petitioner on the appropriate post. In this sequence, Justice Bhatia called Additional Solicitor General Shashi Prakash Singh to the court on Monday. On getting information that he is out of the city, the court has asked him to contact the court on Tuesday.
Similarly, last week, a division bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice JJ Munir frequently called the Additional Solicitor General when central government advocates did not turn up in the court and asked that a competent advocate should be put on duty in this court.