Abdul Haq sanctions Rs. 2.47 Cr project for addl accommodation at AG’s office
Visits HC, asks JKPCC to start work this week
TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/1/2018 11:55:37 PM

JAMMU: Minister for Law & Justice, Abdul Haq on Monday sanctioned an amount of Rs. 2.47 Crore for construction of additional accommodation for Advocate General’s Office at Jammu wing of JK High Court.
Responding to the grievances highlighted by several law officers during a review meeting on Sunday, Minister personally visited the high court on Monday to take stock of the accommodation facilities being provided to the Government Advocates, Law Officers and other officials of the AGs Office.
He was accompanied by Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai, Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, Additional Secretary Law Achal Sethi, Director Litigations, Additional Advocate Generals and senior officers of the department.
The Minister visited the chambers of various Additional Advocate Generals, Government Advocates, Law Officers, library and record rooms and interacted with the ministerial staff who informed the minister about various issues.
Law Minister said he has already sanctioned a project for construction of additional accommodation at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.47 crore and directed the officials to start work on the construction of additional accommodation within this week and also directed to release an amount of Rs. 1 crore immediately.
The Minister later held a meeting with Ministerial staff of Advocate General’s office and Directorate of Litigations including Record Keepers, Stenographers and reviewed their working.
Minister said that he has already directed to conduct DPCs and recently as many as 125 employees were promoted.
Law Minister said Government will make every employee accountable and will regularly monitor the performance of its staff and those not willing to work or show poor performance, will be shown doors.
Later, the Minister also interacted with the members of Bar Association Jammu lead by Bar President, B. S. Salathia.

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